A strange, ongoing property battle among the richest of Texans.
Friday, October 12
How a couple made millions on uncanny forgeries.
Thursday, October 11
The last men who ride the rails, “where silence and lawlessness still reign.”
Meet Kareem Ahmed, the President’s reclusive bankroller.
Wednesday, October 10
Chris Jones (Live in Romania)
Evan Ratliff interviews Chris Jones before a live audience in Bucharest, hosted by the Romanian magazine Decât o Revistă.
"It just feels good to fucking win ... If you want to say 'Let's get rid of [journalism awards],' no problem. But if they exist, I want to win them. Just because I won two—I know Gary Smith has won four. I want five. Unless Gary Smith wins five, and then I want six. That's just how I work. And maybe that's a terrible, competitive, creepy thing. But journalism is competitive."
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A Javanese shrine where Muslim pilgrims seeking good fortune must peform a ritual: find a stranger, have sex with them.
Unraveling the layers of upstate New York’s most reclusive community.
In Argentina, where the fútbol underworld controls everything from t-shirt vending to murder, and “rowdy gangs” have turned the stadium into a battleground.
How one woman is monitoring the jihadi network from a home office in Montana.
Tuesday, October 9
A jailhouse interview with Steve Washak, who made millions selling “natural male enhancement” pills.
Why the flood of money in this election is just the beginning.