Tuesday, July 29


The NRA's Murder Mystery

Today, Robert Dowlut is the National Rifle Association’s top lawyer. Fifty years ago, he was convicted of murdering a woman with a handgun.


The Talented Mr. Young

Alan Young has been running the same scam for years: posing as a member of The Temptations and smooth-talking his way into luxury hotel rooms and prostitutes. Despite his clear charm, he admits he has “no skills other than being a con man.”


An Idiot in Exile

Johnny Damon, after baseball.

Monday, July 28


In Ferry Deaths, a South Korean Tycoon’s Downfall

On the cult founder, business magnate, pseudonymous internationally shown artist and ferry owner Yoo Byung-eun, who was found dead in the brush amidst empty liquor bottles.


Piety and Perversity

On the palm trees of Los Angeles.

Sunday, July 27


Blind Ambition

Erik Weihenmayer has climbed Mount Everest, raced across the Moroccan desert, and is about to kayak the Grand Canyon’s deadliest rapids—all without being able to see.


The Unforgotten

The people who go missing while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, and the people who attempt to identify their remains.


Did Michele Williams Get Away With Murder?

On the “black widow” of Keller, Texas.


Pepper Pilgrimage

A gardener in Newark, NJ tries to grow the world’s best peppers.

Saturday, July 26


Prized But Perilous Catch

Exploring the depths of the abalone black market.

Previously: The Longform Guide to Sea Creatures.


Fiction Pick of the Week: "Roy Spivey"

A chance encounter with a movie star on an airplane.

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