The filmmaker on his relationship with former Manson Family member, currently serving a life sentence for murder. An excerpt from Role Models.
Tuesday, May 7
A financier and his wife build a mansion in the jungles of Costa Rica, set up a wildlife preserve, and appear to slowly, steadily lose their minds. A spiral of handguns, angry locals, armed guards, uncut diamonds, abduction plots, and a bedroom blazing with 550 Tiffany lamps ends with a body and a mystery: Did John Felix Bender die by his own hand? Or did Ann Bender kill him to escape their crumbling dream?
Horst von Wächter confronts - and rationalizes - a difficult family legacy.
Monday, May 6
The writer, entering her thirties single and adrift, heads to San Francisco to spend time with Kink.com’s Princess Donna Dolore and attend a gangbang “where all the men were dressed as panda bears.”
In 2011, just before Christmas, a tiny Spanish town won 120 million Euros in the lottery. A trip to the new Sodeto.
Sunday, May 5
How companies and large temp agencies benefit from—and tacitly collaborate with—an underworld of labor brokers, known as “raiteros,” who charge workers fees, pushing their pay below minimum wage.
A historic Little Rock building and its owner, before and after a catastrophic fire.
Saturday, May 4
“When a man steps onto the road, his journey begins. When a woman steps onto that same road, hers ends.”
Friday, May 3
An 8th-generation Louisvillian on the Kentucky Derby, bourbon and the history of his hometown.