Sunday, December 30


John McAfee's Last Stand

On November 12, 2012, after Belizean police announced that they were seeking him for questioning in connection with the murder of his neighbor, John McAfee began a well-publicized stint on the lam. Six months earlier, the writer had begun an in-depth investigation into McAfee's life. This is the chronicle of that investigation.

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Happiness Is a Worn Gun

On wearing a concealed handgun and how it changed the author’s worldview.

Saturday, December 29


Don't Stop Running

An argument for trying.


How Much Tech Can One City Take?

How a burgeoning tech workforce swallowed San Francisco.

Friday, December 28


The Sharp, Sudden Decline of America's Middle Class

Profiles of people who live in their car after losing almost everything during the Great Recession.


I Spy

How amateur satellite aficionados track the U.S. government’s spy technology.



In 2003, a platoon of American soldiers opened fire on a family in a Baghdad intersection. A decade later, one of the shooters tracks down the survivors.


Disaster Movie

On the actors who unwittingly starred in The Innocence of Muslims.

Thursday, December 27


Into Everlasting Fire

A meditation on Hell.


The Children Who Went Up In Smoke

In 1945, a fire tore through the home of George and Jennie Sodder. Four children escaped; five vanished.

Wednesday, December 26


The Strange And Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis

How Jerry Lee Lewis got away with murdering 25-year-old Shawn Michelle Stevens, his fifth wife.