A profile of the Los Angeles Clippers owner, an oft-sued real estate baron with a racist streak and a penchant for heckling his own players. Since Sterling bought the franchise in 1981, the Clippers have by far the worst record of any major pro team.
Tuesday, December 14
He was an itinerant preacher who claimed god have revealed him to be the one true prophet. He kidnapped Elizabeth Smart and lived with her in a makeshift camp for years. She was hard to find; not because he was sly, but because Utah is full of prophets with multiple young wives.
On a desolate, six-mile stretch of Indian beachfront, the bulk of the world’s big ships are dismantled for scrap. Though a ship is usually worth over $1 million in steel, the margins are low, the leftovers are toxic, and the labor—which employs huge numbers of India’s poor—is wildly dangerous.
An interview with mind behind both Five Easy Pieces and The Monkees.
Monday, December 13
On the visionary architecture and disturbing goals of Yearning for Zion, the utopian experiment undertaken in rural Texas by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
A profile of video game artist Shigeru Miyamoto, the man behind Super Mario Bros.
Saturday, December 11
At tourism’s wildest frontier; guided tours of Afghanistan.
Friday, December 10
A profile of 12-year-old actress Elle Fanning, Dakota’s sister.
The criminologist/lawyer who created Perry Mason unravels the Boston Strangler case, in which eleven women were murdered by an assailant they willingly let into their homes.
On boot camps designed to break kids of their web addiction.
A profile of Yao Ming published during his second season in the NBA.