A gay freshman at Rutgers, a spying roommate, and the trial that followed.Update 3/16/12: The roommate, Dharun Ravi, has been found guilty of hate crimes.
Friday, March 16
How Don Johnson won $15 million playing blackjack over a four-month period.
On the mysterious disappearance of a beloved coding legend (and his code) with stops along the way for a short history of programming languages, an ethnography of code-based communities, and an inquiry into what it means to “die young without artifact.”
Thursday, March 15
Anyone who wants to know what the Occupy Wall Street protests are all about need only look at the way Bank of America does business. It comes down to this: These guys are some of the very biggest assholes on Earth. They lie, cheat and steal as reflexively as addicts, they laugh at people who are suffering and don't have money, they pay themselves huge salaries with money stolen from old people and taxpayers – and on top of it all, they completely suck at banking. And yet the state won't let them go out of business, no matter how much they deserve it, and it won't slap them in jail, no matter what crimes they commit. That makes them not bankers or capitalists, but a class of person that was never supposed to exist in America: royalty.
Virginia authorities possess DNA evidence that may exonerate dozens of convicted men. Why won’t the state say who they are?
Love, Margaret Thatcher and a broken penis.
Wednesday, March 14
The life and times of two professional muggers in 1970’s lower Manhattan:
Hector and Louise usually work whatever neighborhood they’re living in. They knock over every old man on the block, every young man who follows Louise’s swinging hips and pocketbook, and every young girl attracted by Hector’s olive eyes. They rough up all of them, take whatever money is there, and then move on.
The French influence in Africa is on the wane, and the Chinese are coming.
How the world’s biggest casino ran out of luck.