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.
Sunday, August 11
Departing Marrakech by car with a plan to record music for the Library of Congress.
Saturday, August 10
Friday, August 9
An interview with Murphy at the apex of his power, just before the release of Harlem Nights.
“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.
The life, work, and early death of writer Shirley Jackson.
“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
On the lesbian separatists of the 1970s, who “created a shadow society devoted to living in an alternate, penisless reality.”
Meet Mark Millar, the brains behind our era’s most violent, ingenious comics.
A startup’s rocky search for profitability.
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.