The “naked technological realities” of America’s heartland and how they power a “cosy coastal world of pretend farmers’ markets and happy cows.”
Sunday, July 14
Saturday, July 13
On the film The Act of Killing, in which the actual perpetrators of a 1966-1966 Indonesian genocide recreate their own actions for the camera, and what it can tell us about our memories of the Vietnam War.
How a con man named James McCormick sold $38 million worth of phony bomb-detection devices to Iraqi authorities.
Friday, July 12
In early 2012, the bones of a woman and young boy were found near the Arizona-Mexico border. The author investigates who they were and how they died.
Encounters with Albert DeSalvo, the self-confessed Boston Strangler.
Thursday, July 11
The story of a risky management style gone bust.
The shadowy cartel of doctors that control U.S. healthcare.
Wednesday, July 10
On the lonely life of a for-profit pageant queen.