The discovery of 30,000-year old, perfectly preserved cave paintings in southern France offer a glimpse into a world that 21st-century humans can never hope to understand. The article that inspired Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams.”
Tuesday, May 10
A murder case in Los Angeles, cold since the late ’80s, heats up thanks to breakthroughs in forensic science and leads detectives to “one of the unlikeliest murder suspects in the city’s history.”
Monday, May 9
Justin Vivian Bond found downtown fame as Kiki DuRane, decrepit drag chanteuse and comedic prophet of gay rage born out of the AIDS era. Then he killed Kiki to try to become the woman (and man) he always wanted to be.
In the past the only people who wrote autobiographies or memoirs were very important, those who had a crucial role in the history of their own country—Napoleon, Goethe—or were witness to major events or people who had singular, adventurous lives. Otherwise, it is ridiculous to write your autobiography.
Three teenage boys decide to set sail after a night of drinking. They go missing for 51 days.
A study of the Mississippi River, its history, and efforts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to hold it in place.
Sunday, May 8
How automated ‘execution algorithms’ are taking the world’s markets on a wild ride that few economists can even understand, much less control.
Friday, May 6
The investigation of 20-year-old Russian model’s fall from a Manhattan rooftop uncovers a string of mysteries and clues embedded within the insular world of international models and those who scout them.
A profile of Maine’s two U.S. senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins.