Cassie Chadwick pulled her first con in 1870, at the age of 13. Over the next 30 years, she would scam her way to $633,000, about $16.5 million in today’s dollars.
Monday, April 7
Two men, separated by more than 150 years, discover the folly of attempting Western-style capitalism in Micronesia.
A case for why race has been the real story of the Obama presidency all along.
Sunday, April 6
Inside Harun Yahya, which promotes a “sexed-up Disney version of Islam,” publishes a 800-page creationist atlas, runs a surreal TV station, and has films it members in orgies that often include high-ranking politicians.
Migrant workers in California and the consequences of a deliberate low-wage economy.
The mysterious death of Alfred Wright in the shadow of a town’s history of racial violence.
Saturday, April 5
Stolen time with the writer as he neared the end.
Following the hunters and poachers, servers and saviors of the little-known pangolin—a scaly, endangered creature sold by the thousands on the black market.
The author relives her Romanian youth and the imprisonment of her father through the Securitate files kept on her family.
An addict navigates 1980s Detroit.