On the death of a brother.
Wednesday, April 10
Patrick Symmes is a foreign correspondent and contributor to Outside and Harper's.
"They rolled us up like a cheap carpet. We were locked in a room for 14 hours. And for the first six hours that was okay. Everything was nice; there was coffee. But then the nightshift came on. You could hear gunshots in the street, and these guys were scared. And they were thugs. And they were thugs with a mission: to get rid of every foreigner who might witness what was happening."
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The story of Christopher Knight, who lived in the Maine woods for 27 years with virtually no human contact.
The private life of a disgraced former congressman.
Tuesday, April 9
The rise and fall of Synanon, an addiction-recovery cult in California, and its charismatic leader, a one-time homeless wino named Chuck Dederich who taught his followers to berate each other for therapy.
“Remember why we’re here: to empower the child. If you can’t handle it, keep your shades on.”
One year before his death, Mickey Mantle describes a life of drinking.
Monday, April 8
Two decades later, unpacking a historic bust.
Shulamith Firestone, one of the first radical feminists, helped to create a new society. But she couldn’t live in it.