Miriam Carey died at the hands of the Secret Service. Over a year later, her family has no real answers about what happened to her.
Saturday, March 14
The writer Alfred Chester, who died alone in a Jerusalem apartment in 1971 at just 37, was brilliant. He was also insane.
Rumor had it that a teenager had cut off a man’s penis, and the cops happened to have a murder victim that answered that description. Nothing else lined up.
Friday, March 13
The quest to create a friction-free Disney World.
Two days after the Japanese tsunami, after the waves had left their destruction, as rescue workers searched the ruins, news came of an almost surreal survival: Miles out at sea, a man was found, alone, riding on nothing but the roof of his house.
Excerpted from Love and Other Ways of Dying and including a new interview with the author.
“It took me 32 years to come out. This is what happened when I did.”
Locals on the Outer Banks are arguing about whether climate change is real. Meanwhile, their islands are disappearing.
Thursday, March 12
Two friends found a literary magazine; fantastical complications and potentials ensue. From Aira's newest collection, The Musical Brain.
"So, predictably, we began to consider a first issue that would be thirty-six-fold, so to speak. An issue made up of numbers 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23-24-25-26-27-28-29-30-31-32-33-34-35-36. That would allow for an almost total flexibility. Why hadn’t we thought of it before? Why had we wasted our time with 'triples' and 'quadruples' and 'decuples' when there was such an obvious solution right under our noses? The printer’s 'sheet' should have shown us the way right from the start, from the moment we discovered its existence, the famous “sheet” that was unfolding now before our eyes, like a rose in time."
He was a fixture in the kitchen of one of Seattle’s most celebrated restaurants, with plans to move to New York City to further his career. Then he robbed a bank.