Friday, April 27


The Situation and the Story: Press Corps Parties While White House Makes History

On the last weekend of April 2011, two things happened in Washington D.C.: the annual White House Correspondents Dinner and the decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound. This is the story of how both transpired.


Alone, 'Riodoce' Covers the Drug Cartel Beat

A profile of the Mexican newsweekly, a “lone voice” in reporting on the narcos.


The Accidental Sex Offender

On having sex with your high school girlfriend – and paying the price for years to come.

Thursday, April 26


A Chilling Photograph's Hidden History

In 1979, a Pulitzer was given to “an unnamed photographer of United Press International” who documented a mass execution in Iran.

His name is Jahangir Razmi – and, nearly three decades later, he wants the credit.


George Zimmerman: Prelude To a Shooting

A portrait of Trayvon Martin’s killer.


In Nothing We Trust

The infuriating tale of Muncie, Indiana: When public institutions fail.

Wednesday, April 25


On the Origins of the Arts

A sociobiologist on how we evolved into artists.


The Criminalization of Bad Mothers

Alabama’s chemical-endangerment law was passed to protect kids from meth labs. But is the prosecution of about 60 mothers – and the definition of “child” extended to “unborn child” – pushing its boundaries too far?


A Rumbling of Things Unknown

On Marilyn Monroe and the pains of post-war America.


"We Thought the Sun Would Always Shine on Our Lives"

In 1987, a terrible accident kills five Ole Miss sorority members. The author catches up with her Chi Omega sisters who survived.


The Sorkin Way

On the set of Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO show The Newsroom.