From Southie to Santa Monica, a gangster romance on the run.
Wednesday, February 27
On the Connecticut priest who dealt methamphetamine from his church and ran a sex ring from his apartment.
Keith Gessen is the founding editor of n+1 and a contributor to The New Yorker.
"The founding editors are slowing down. We're not mad at anyone anymore. We think everything is great. ... But amazingly at n+1, we've had this younger generation of angry young women kind of rise up. Something has created space for young editors to come in and be really angry ... But that's holy, that's the thing that makes great writing: being angry."
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From 1976 to 1986, one of the most violent serial criminals in American history terrorized communities throughout California. He was little known, never caught, and might still be out there. The author, along with several others, can’t stop working on the case.
The diarist and photographer Peter Beard, known both for his series documenting a mass elephant starvation and for discovering the supermodel Iman on a Nairobi street, reflects on his life of “drugs, debt, and beautiful women” while recovering from being trampled by an elephant.
Tuesday, February 26
A lesson in ethics.
The quest to create a cheap, durable, clean stove for the masses.
On historian Ian Morris and his predictions for humanity’s future.
Monday, February 25
From 1975-1986, Anthony Edward Dokoupil distributed more than 50 tons of weed in the United States. The operation ruined his family and destroyed his life. Three decades later, his son came looking for answers.