A traveler tries to make sense of a beautiful island with a dark past.
Tuesday, January 19
In 1975, the grisly double murder of a 24-year-old woman and her young daughter turned a small Colorado town on its head. For the two inexperienced detectives assigned to the case, it was a chance to prove their mettle. But what happens when everyone is suspect and nobody is guilty?
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On the talent, ego, and late father of Bryant Gumbel.
In 2006, Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy working for British intelligence, was poisoned. As he lay dying, he worked with detectives to find his killer.
Monday, January 18
“If any of you are around when I have to meet my day, I don’t want a long funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long.”
Behind the character Ursula in The Little Mermaid was a legendary drag queen from Baltimore named Divine.
Chris Earnshaw began taking photographs of Washington, D.C. more than 40 years ago. By the time he paid a visit to a museum to tout his work, he had in his possession—in plastic bags and filing drawers—3,000 Polaroids of a city long gone.
Sunday, January 17
A journalist goes undercover in an isolated women’s insane asylum.
The city of Cleveland is on the hook $18.7 million in judgements for police brutality. They have a plan to get out of paying. And if it works, cities across the country could starting using the same maneuver.
Saturday, January 16
How a woman whose muscles disappeared discovered she shared a disease with a muscle-bound Olympic medalist.