In the late 90s, an American man adopted a 5-year-old from the Ukraine. A decade later, one of the two would be accused of molesting young boys. The other would be charged with murder.
Friday, August 3
A profile of “not just the toughest but the most corrupt and abusive sheriff in America.”
How Cosmo, with 64 international editions and a readership that would make it the world’s 16th largest country, conquered the globe.
The underground routes by which drugs enter the U.S. from Mexico, and the officials who’ve found it almost impossible to curb their construction.
Thursday, August 2
What can be salvaged from publishing? What does it mean to write for the 50% of US adults who have trouble reading? What happens to crime reporting when you cover every victim, every suspect, every murder with the same care?
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A look back at the 2008 raid on Warren Jeffs’ polygamous Mormon sect.
Darren Lumar lived in mansions he didn’t own, ran companies that didn’t make a dime, went to colleges that didn’t exist and slept with “any number of women” despite being married to James Brown’s daughter. When he was murdered, the cops had a problem: too many possible suspects.
Vidal on Midge Decter, homophobia and a proposed alliance between Jews and gays.
Welcome to Plasenzuela, whose 500 inhabitants enjoyed no-show jobs, spent millions on phantom projects and defrauded Social Security.
Wednesday, August 1
Creators, gatekeepers, and the future of the comedy business.A transcript of Oswalt's keynote at last week's Just For Laughs conference.