He came home from Vietnam, wrote the novel that became Full Metal Jacket, was nominated for an Oscar and riding high. Then he got thrown in jail for stockpiling stolen library books, started drinking, cut off his friends and fled to a remote Greek island. He never made it back.
Sunday, November 25
Saturday, November 24
In 1943, a young research scientist found a cure for TB. It should have been the proudest moment of Albert Schatz’s life, but ever since he has watched, helpless, as his mentor got all the credit.
The afterlife of 486 frames of Kodachrome II 8mm film shot by Dallas clothing manufacturer Abraham Zapruder.
Friday, November 23
Richard Gere, AIDS anxiety and the search for the “Original Gerbil.”
Thursday, November 22
The story of a rookie clinging to his dream, as told by his uncle.
On an affliction for the digital age, “Munchausen by internet.”
The market for Hirst’s work is in a tailspin. Why?
Wednesday, November 21
A profile of Sir Dr. NakaMats, who claims to have invented over 3,000 things, including the floppy disk and karaoke machine.
Looking for answers following a mysterious string of slayings and suicides at the base.