Sunday, March 31


The Cash-Strapped King of the Nerds Plots a Comeback

On Aint It Cool News’ Harry Knowles, who built an influential empire on insider movie news while wheelchair-bound and at one point weighing over 500 pounds, then lost it all.


Cruel and Unusual Punishment

On California’s three strikes laws.

Saturday, March 30


How to Be a Stuffed Animal

The history and meaning of taxidermy in American museums.


How Life of Spy Ben Zygier Unravelled

How a Mossad agent’s desperate bid to jumpstart his career led to the exposure of two top Hezbollah plants.

Friday, March 29


The King of Oontz Oontz Oontz

A week with Avicii, the world’s hottest DJ.


The County Where No One's Gay

The author visits Franklin County, Mississippi, where, according to census data, there are zero same-sex couples.


Colorado's Most Amazing and Punishing (and Magical) Race

How a 100-mile footrace saved a beleaguered town.


The House of Hefner

Growing old at the Playboy Mansion.


Naked Joe

In 1913, Joe Knowles became a media sensation after fleeing into the Maine woods wearing nothing but a jockstrap. Two months and one bear-clubbing incident later, the “Nature Man” returned to civilization as a hero. But was it all hoax?

Thursday, March 28


For Better or Worse?

The case for gay marriage.


That Other School Shooting

On former nursing student One L. Goh, who killed six people at Oikos University in Oakland, California, and what it means to the Korean immigrant community.


The Weeklies

Meet Colorado’s suburban, Ramada-dwelling homeless.