In 1945, a fire tore through the home of George and Jennie Sodder. Four children escaped; five vanished.
Thursday, December 27
Wednesday, December 26
How Jerry Lee Lewis got away with murdering 25-year-old Shawn Michelle Stevens, his fifth wife.
Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, cocaine, and the making of The Blues Brothers.
The story of three friends from Texas and the obstacles they face trying to get a college degree in an age of economic inequality.
Tuesday, December 25
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Monday, December 24
A writer’s evolving relationship with guns.
A profile of Beck on the eve of his new album and nearly 20 years after the release of “Loser.”
Sunday, December 23
An interview with a woman who works in one of the exclusive hostess bars in Tokyo’s Ginza district, where an elite clientele pay heavily for champagne, whiskey, and conversation, and client-hostess relationships can span decades.
Saturday, December 22
Grammy-winning liner notes describing the rise, fall, and rebirth of Roky Erickson, who founded the psychedelic rock pioneers The Thirteenth Floor Elevators before a charge stemming from a single marijuana joint landed him in a Texas mental hospital.