A history of the fowl.
Sunday, May 27
As Playboy magazine moves to Los Angeles, the writer considers its place in the Midwest.
No other general interest magazine tried to reach readers in the wide swathe of land between New York and California. “It was a Midwestern magazine, designed for people there. If you wanted it to be hip, edgy, go toe-to-toe with GQ, you were making a mistake,” said Chris Napolitano, a former executive editor who began at Playboy in 1988.
On the ouster of CEO Janet Robinson and the company’s financial woes.
Saturday, May 26
On the enduring political influence and entrenched racism of the Greek system at the University of Alabama.
The political fight over a new football stadium in Minnesota.
Friday, May 25
The anatomy of a sex abuse scandal at a Christian school in Oklahoma.
A man living in the Boston suburbs learns he could be one of the only survivors of a 1982 massacre in Guatemala.
The author on his mother’s deteriorating health and the “price of longevity.”
Thursday, May 24
For 12 days she was tortured and raped by a former neighbor, who strung her up on a deer-skinning device. On the fourth day, she forgave him.
Twenty-one-year-old Briton Lucie Blackman came to Tokyo and found work in the Roppongi district hostess bars, where businessmen come to flirt with paid companions, and Western women draw a premium fee. Two months later, she disappeared. She would be found underneath a bathtub in a beachside cave.