Odessa High School students know her as “Betty,” a ghost that haunts the auditorium at night. But few know much about the real Betty, whose 1961 murder was “the most sensational crime in West Texas in its day.”
Thursday, May 5
The anatomy of a bungled, massively expensive undercover sting conducted by the Seattle Police Department.
Wednesday, May 4
On Haiti and why apocalypse, by definition, must include revelation.
The wreckage has been found at the bottom of the Atlantic. But the mystery of how it got there—“no other passenger jet in modern history had disappeared so completely”—remains unsolved.
On tragedy, mythology, and the spectacular crash of the Spider-Man musical and its creator, Julie Taymor.
Confessions of a yellow journalist:
Let me say that I did very little faking, although there was no special prejudice against it, so long as the fake wasn't libelous.
Tuesday, May 3
Nearly 10,000,000 men were killed in the conflict, 65 million participated, and now we are left with two.
On the talent, ego, and late father of Bryant Gumbel.
In June, 1942, a German submarine dropped four young Nazi agents off on a Florida beach. Their mission was to blow up bridges, factories, and Jewish-owned department stores. Among them was Herbert Haupt, the 22-year-old son of a German-American family in Chicago.