He was a nobody who became a porn star, a porn star who became a destitute freebaser, an addict who set up his dealer to be robbed, and finally witness to a retaliatory massacre at the house they called Wonderland.
Wednesday, November 28
A species of jellyfish that can transform itself back to a polyp at any time appears to debunk the most fundamental law of the natural world — you are born, and then you die.
Our entire way of life depends upon the “cold chain,” the network of artificially refrigerated spaces that have reshaped the modern world.
Tuesday, November 27
A master troll on trial in New Jersey.
“Suddenly, he had to ask for help with buttons, zippers and shoelaces. And he loathes asking for help.”
In 1968, the author revisits remote British Columbia, which he traveled two years earlier.
Monday, November 26
The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker was extinct. Then it wasn’t. The story of an uncertain resurrection.
In Colorado and beyond, a negotiated surrender in the war on drugs.
Sunday, November 25
He came home from Vietnam, wrote the novel that became Full Metal Jacket, was nominated for an Oscar and riding high. Then he got thrown in jail for stockpiling stolen library books, started drinking, cut off his friends and fled to a remote Greek island. He never made it back.