Customer feedback on the New York City coke dealing industry.
Sunday, February 6
The story of a small town just outside Pittsburgh that has suffered through a half-century of economic decline, racial tension, and endless crime. Despite that trajectory, or perhaps because of it, Aliquippa has also produced an astounding number of NFL players.
The juvenile ward on Rikers Island is a world of constant violence fueled by gangs and, allegedly, encouraged and overseen by the guards.
Friday, February 4
The original new journalist on his start at the Times, his daily writing routine, and why he’s always taken notes on shirt boards.
February 1st, 2011. Tahrir Square, Cairo.
Supply and demand paid-sex economics, ‘hobbyist’ internet message boards, and the power of reviews.
“What you say is very unclear, but I suppose you mean that since I find one of your remarks illogical and since I like your poems, that therefore I must like poems which are illogical. But I don’t find your poems either logical or illogical. If you want this interview to have the logic of a poem and not ordinary logic we will have to start over again.”
In the aftermath of a mysterious murder, exploring a part of the story that has received little attention: the young man who lost his life.
Thursday, February 3
Emmanuel “Toto” Constant, the founder of a barbaric Haitian paramilitary group, vanished from Port-au-Prince and resurfaced as a real estate agent in Queens.
Reporting from Kuwait on the week of its liberation, a brutal account of the atrocities committed during seven months of Iraqi occupation.
From the Greeks to George Lucas, 2,200 years of failure.