Sunday, August 11



How the heir to a horse racing empire became an informant on the Zetas cartel as they pushed their money laundering operations into the lucrative quarter horse trade.


Journey Through Morocco

Departing Marrakech by car with a plan to record music for the Library of Congress.

Saturday, August 10


The Wiz

Navigating life as a brilliant teenage girl.


Deconstructing Harry

The drunken genius of Harry Nilsson, the American Beatle.

Friday, August 9


Call Him Money: Eddie Murphy Opens Up

An interview with Murphy at the apex of his power, just before the release of Harlem Nights.


The Weather God of Oklahoma City

“You know a storm is going to be bad, people in Oklahoma will tell you, when Gary England removes his jacket.” A profile of a meteorologist who has worked Tornado Alley for more than 40 years.


Nothing Like Being Scared

The life, work, and early death of writer Shirley Jackson.


Scandals of Classic Hollywood: The Ecstasy of Hedy Lamarr

“Let me say that again: Hedy Lamarr, arguably the most glamorous star of the pre-war period, also helped invent your cell phone and WiFi connection.”

Thursday, August 8


Lesbian Nation

On the lesbian separatists of the 1970s, who “created a shadow society devoted to living in an alternate, penisless reality.”


'You're Done Banging Superheroes, Baby'

Meet Mark Millar, the brains behind our era’s most violent, ingenious comics.


Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right?

A startup’s rocky search for profitability.


Death of A Ballplayer

Billy Dillon was about to sign a contract with the Detroit Tigers. Instead he was convicted–wrongly–of first-degree murder and spent the next 27 years in prison.