How a once-lauded psychiatrist became a prolific prescriber of painkillers in one of Virginia’s poorest and most isolated counties.
Friday, January 31
On hit-and-run deaths, and in particular, that of Tiara Nichelle Jackson on the Beltway.
Thursday, January 30
An extended conversation on the problem of whether to “drop out or take over” conducted on Alan Watts’ houseboat, the S.S. Vallejo.
On the foreign workers of Dubai, who now make up 90 percent of the city’s population.
Wednesday, January 29
On then-agent, now-congressman Michael Grimm and what happens when an F.B.I. informant turns out to be a con man.
An adventure on the Beringia, a dog sled race stretching 685 miles over Russia’s frozen tundra.
Tuesday, January 28
Twenty-eight years ago, the space shuttle Challenger launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Seventy-three seconds later, a stunned nation watched as flames engulfed the craft, killing all seven crewmembers on board. It was Hugh Harris, “the voice of launch control,” whom audiences across the country heard counting down to lift-off on that fateful day. In Challenger: An American Tragedy, Harris presents the story of the tragedy as only an insider can, with a by-the-second account of the launch and a comprehensive overview of the ensuing investigation.
How Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction, all nine-sixteenths of a second of it, changed TV, the internet, and American culture.
An oral history project involving former IRA members becomes a prolonged court battle over a four-decade-old murder.