The complicated case of Brigitte Harris, who, after years of abuse, accidentally killed her father by cutting off his penis.
Friday, April 6
How movies, music and literature reproduce the disaster.
Why dealing with the IRS is so difficult – and the woman charged with making it easier:
[Nina] Olson noted that the IRS relied on computers to audit all but the highest-income brackets. “We’re getting to a situation where the only people who will get face-to-face audits are the 1 Percent,” she said. “For the majority of taxpayers, the IRS has become faceless, nameless, with no accountability and no liability.”
An anonymous essay on time spent in “protective custody” at a Nazi camp.
Thursday, April 5
The inside story of Pennsylvania’s governor and the fall of Joe Paterno.
He is a cheerful old farmer who jokes as he serves rice cakes made by his wife, and then he switches easily to explaining what it is like to cut open a 30-year-old man who is tied naked to a bed and dissect him alive, without anesthetic.
Wednesday, April 4
A profile Hunter Moore, the founder of the controversial revenge-porn site Is Anyone Up.
Every year, more than $6 billion is raised by breast cancer charities. A look at how much of that money ends up in the hands of scammers.
A profile of Candy Barr–porn star pioneer, burlesque legend, and Texas folk hero.