Chasing the embers of hedonism in Morocco and Tunisia, as Salafi mobs and new regimes wash over the brothels, beaches, and nightclubs of what used to be the Arab world’s most liberal cities.
Tuesday, February 19
Welcome to World of Wonder, the Hollywood production company that celebrates “outsiders, 16th-minute celebrities, conspiracy theorists, penis puppeteers, dictators, street hustlers, porn stars, hackers, homicidal club kids, gender deviants, furries, plushies, and Tori Spelling.”
Monday, February 18
A profile of Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings.
Authorities say an American electronics engineer committed suicide after working on a project involving a Chinese telecom giant. His family believes he was murdered.
Sunday, February 17
Applying big data analysis to Internet Adult Film Database, the IMDB of porn.
In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, admist a mining boom, the public torture and killing of women accused of sorcery has returned.
Saturday, February 16
On the 1866 murder of Laura Foster and the subsequent hanging of Tom Dula.
On the meeting of shaggy-haired American ping pong ace Glenn Cowan and Chinese master Zhuang Zedong (who died this week), and how their fleeting friendship thawed relations between the twon nations during the U.S. team’s historic 1971 tour of China.