The author visits Camp Trans, an annual protest organized after the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival evicted a transsexual woman.
Thursday, May 2
On the holy city of Canudos, and other attempts at better living “by the dispossessed and marginalized the world over.”
A legal battle over stolen computer monitors ends one man’s career and the lives of three others.
Wednesday, May 1
In the days following Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, more than 100 cities experienced significant civil disturbance. In New York, everyone expected riots. What happened next.
Episode 39: Natasha Vargas-Cooper, writer.
"Writing is the worst part of this gig for me. I hate sitting down and writing; it's being with my worst self. … But then, when it's over, it's the best. I have no greater joy than reading what I've published—with the exception of some editors who have fucked up my shit."
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Show notes and links:
- Vargas-Cooper on Longform
- [2:30] "Jesse James Hollywood: On Trial" (The Awl • May-July 2009)
- [11:00] Mad Men Unbuttoned (2010)
- [18:30] "The Day-Care Threat" (Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt • Minneapolis Star Tribune)
- [19:30] "When A 10-Year-Old Kills His Nazi Father, Who's To Blame?" (BuzzFeed • Feb 2012)
- [34:00] "Hard Core" (The Atlantic • Jan 2011)
- [40:45] Into Thin Air (Jon Krakauer • 1999)
- [41:30] "Bath Salts: Deep in the Heart of America's New Drug Nightmare" (Spin • July 2012)
- [42:30] "The Lyman Family’s Holy Siege of America" (David Felton • Rolling Stone • Dec 1971)
On Hezbollah leader Imad Mughniyeh, “the world’s most wanted terrorist not named Osama bin Laden,” whose death five years ago remains a mystery.
Tuesday, April 30
The story of three peace activists — a drifter, an 82-year-old nun and a house painter — who penetrated the exterior of Y-12 in Tennessee, supposedly one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the United States.
A captured bank robber makes a remarkable claim.