Billy Dillon was about to sign a contract with the Detroit Tigers. Instead he was convicted–wrongly–of first-degree murder and spent the next 27 years in prison.
Thursday, August 8
Wednesday, August 7
On the attempt to rehabilitate Afghanistan’s child jihadis.
How a Peace Corps volunteer turned a high school basketball squad into Afghanistan’s national team.
Sean Flynn is a GQ correspondent and National Magazine Award winner.
"I find it satisfying to be able to give a voice to people that sort of get lost…You know, when these big horrible things happen, and the spotlight is very briefly on them, and then it moves away, and it's not that I'm dragging them out and forcing them to 'Relive your horrible moments!' It's more a thing of, 'If you'd like to relive your horrible moment, if you want people to know what actually happened, talk to me. I will tell your story.'"
Women who left their careers to be stay-at-home mothers reflect on the decision ten years later.
Tuesday, August 6
Script doctor Damon Lindelof explains the new rules of blockbuster screenwriting.
Winner of IGN's 2012 People’s Choice Award for Best Mobile Board Game, Fairway Solitaire is an addictive and witty game that combines the classic card game, solitaire, with golf to create a unique experience that's taking over the App Store. (It's rated five out of five stars.)
USA Today said Fairway Solitaire is "so engrossing you can’t simply put it down." Kotaku called it "damn good." And for a limited time, you can get the paid version for free. Download Fairway Solitaire today.
A profile of Ken Feinberg, lawyer who specializes in determining compensation after tragedies and disasters.
Monday, August 5
The Mennonite women of the Manitoba Colony would awake with blood and semen stains, dried grass in their hair, and tiny bits of rope on their wrists and ankles. Their rapists, armed with a veterinary tranquilizer converted to spray form, were eight young men from their own community.