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The Mystery of the Creepiest Television Hack

At 9:14pm on November 22, 1987, sportscaster Dan Roan was doing the Bears highlights on Chicago’s WGN-TV when the station’s signal was hijacked. Someone wearning a rubber Max Headroom mask appeared, silently, on TV screens around the city. A few hours later, Headroom popped up again on another channel, this time for longer and with audio. Despite FBI and FCC investigations, the case remains unsolved.

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The World Ends With a Handshake: Unraveling the Apocalypse of 'Southland Tales'

A Southland Tales fanboy goes down the rabbit hole with the movie’s director.

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The Other Shooter

The afterlife of 486 frames of Kodachrome II 8mm film shot by Dallas clothing manufacturer Abraham Zapruder.

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Anatomy of the Great Adderall Drought

Last Fall, America’s favorite focus drug suddenly went into short supply.

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The Agony and the Ecstasy

A clinical test is underway to evaluate MDMA—ecstasy—as a treatment for PTSD.