The story of one man’s descent into lies and illegal activity – and why it could so easily happen to any of us.
Saturday, May 5
Participating in the Dakar Rally.
A look at Chicago’s DJ culture in the ’90s.
One day in 1997, Sneak promised his friend and fellow Chicago DJ Derrick Carter a new 12-inch for Carter's label Classic, then spent hours fruitlessly laboring over a basic, bustling four-four beat. Finally, Sneak gave in and smoked the J he'd had stashed for later in the day. When he came back inside, he carelessly dropped the needle onto a Teddy Pendergrass LP, heard the word "Well . . . ," and realized, "That's the sample, right there." He threaded Pendergrass's 20-year-old disco hit "You Can't Hide From Yourself" through a low-pass filter to give it the effect of going in and out of aural focus, creating one of the definitive Chicago house singles.
Friday, May 4
The Beastie Boys on tour in Los Angeles shortly after the release of their debut album, Licensed to Ill.
An investigation into the true identity of a high school basketball player.
Thursday, May 3
The story of former Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill and the lasting impact of his concussions.
Horowitz went from the New Left to the far right. Now neither side wants him.
On “Poor Hartley,” the son of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.