A reporter heads to Nauru, a tiny island nation in the Pacific, to track down the hub of a worldwide money-laundering operation—a shack filled with computers, air-conditioners, and little else.
Friday, August 6
Thursday, August 5
In “Operation Mincemeat” a vagrant’s corpse, raided from a London morgue, washed up on a beach in Spain, setting in motion an elaborate piece of espionage that fooled Nazi intelligence. Or did it?
Brian Hickey, a journalist who was induced into a coma after being left for dead following a hit and run accident, reports the story of his recovery.
Fifteen years ago, William Dranginis saw Bigfoot. He’s still trying to prove it.
Wednesday, August 4
How phone phreakers, many of them blind, opened up Ma Bell to unlimited free international calling using a technical manual and a toy organ.
Scott Dadich, 34, has been described by a former boss as a “combination of Pelé and Jesus” and is now tasked with figuring out the future of the magazine. All he’s got in his new Times Square office: an iPad and a book of George Lois’ Esquire covers.
Evidence of a decades-old hotel trist with a teenage intern costs a beloved Chicago columnist his job - and his identity.
Tuesday, August 3
An obsessive marine biologist gambles his savings, family, and sanity on a quest to be the first to capture a live giant squid.
An interview with cinematographer Harris Savides on the enduring appeal of the visual style of films shot in the 1970s.
Three Dallas prostitutes were found dead in as many months. Charles Albright might be the last person you’d suspect–unless you knew about his unique, lifelong obsession.
Kevin Hart wanted a scholarship to play Division I college football. It didn’t come. So he made one up–and called a press conference.