The private life of a disgraced former congressman.
Wednesday, April 10
Tuesday, April 9
The rise and fall of Synanon, an addiction-recovery cult in California, and its charismatic leader, a one-time homeless wino named Chuck Dederich who taught his followers to berate each other for therapy.
“Remember why we’re here: to empower the child. If you can’t handle it, keep your shades on.”
One year before his death, Mickey Mantle describes a life of drinking.
Monday, April 8
Two decades later, unpacking a historic bust.
Shulamith Firestone, one of the first radical feminists, helped to create a new society. But she couldn’t live in it.
Sunday, April 7
The origin story of the C.I.A.’s covert drone war, which began with the 2004 killing of a Pashtun militant, the result of a secret deal for access to Pakistani airspace.
A look at the Mexican drug wars from the point of view of a narco’s mistress in Juárez.