The boyish CEO of America’s largest and most controversial mercenary force, Blackwater, also happened to be a C.I.A. agent.
Thursday, August 26
Wednesday, August 25
The man for whom the term “jet-setter” was coined left a bitterly fractured estate.
A prominent sportswriter spent his life wanting to be a woman and, to great public attention, made the gender switch. But his change brought regret, and eventual suicide.
Fifty-four days after his group’s Everest climb turned tragic, Krakauer first told the story of what had gone wrong.
The original story of Christopher McCandless’ fateful trip into the Alaskan wilderness.
Tuesday, August 24
A profile of the man who helped invent the modern art of presidential spin and came to embody the blurry line between journalist and government official.
A DHL tycoon’s small plane disappeared near the Phillipines amidst rumors of children fathered with teenage Asian villagers. Every scrap of his DNA went missing, but that didn’t stop a forensic mathematician.
A 1993 profile of Ricky Jay, one of the world’s great sleight-of-hand conjurers, historian of unusual entertainments and confidence scams, and bibliomaniac; who rarely performs and never for children.
Monday, August 23
Christian Audigier is the man behind Von Dutch and Ed Hardy. The massive succes of his garish and expensive creations may say more about the power of celebrity than about fashion.
Alex Haley interviews the Honorable Elijah Muhammad’s number two - Malcolm X - in a Harlem restaurant.
For sixty years, the weekly Evening Whirl attacked the drug lords, whoring preachers, and hypocritical bourgeoisie of St. Louis’ black community, sometimes in rhyming Iambic couplets.
The life and death of Johnny Romano, the youngest pro skateboarder ever.