The fight to vaccinate children in the border regions between Pakistan and Afghanistan as part of an attempt to eradicate polio worldwide.
Sunday, November 24
Saturday, November 23
The challenges of establishing a legal marijuana economy in Washington State.
After circulating Lolita in secret amongst a small circle of New Yorker editors and publishers, Vladamir Nabakov finally placed it at Olympia Press. Three weeks before publication, a slumping and broke Dorothy Parker appeared in The New Yorker with a story entitled “Lolita” about a teenage bride, her jealous mother, and a much older man.
Friday, November 22
Investigating an astrophysicist’s sudden death at an isolated resesarch base in Antarctica.
Due to global warming, this island nation may cease to exist in 20 years.
Thursday, November 21
Sixty years later, a dishonorably discharged World War I veteran makes one final appeal. The 1980 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing.
Manson at 79: in poor health and walking with a cane, obsessed with Vincent Bugliosi, willing to talk at length with a reporter for the first time in years, and visited every weekend by a 25-year-old woman he calls Star.
How doctors tried, and failed, to save President Kennedy.
After 85 years, antibiotics are growing impotent. So what will medicine, agriculture and everyday life look like if we lose these drugs entirely?