Struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide, Army officer Lawrence Franks went AWOL. Five years later, he reappeared as Christopher Flaherty, a member of the French Foreign Legion who served three tours in Africa. Then he was court-martialed.
Life at a roadside zoo with ligers, orangutans, and an elephant in Florida.
“He’d gotten hold of this notion that one times one doesn’t equal one, but two. He began writing down his logic, in a language of his own devising that he calls Terryology. He wrote forward and backward, with both his right and left hands, sometimes using symbols he made up that look foreign, if not alien, to keep his ideas secret until they could be patented.”
On the underground economy of full-service Southern California apartment complexes marketed to Chinese birth-tourists.
Hanging out with a member of the paranoid, nativist extreme right-wing.
A remote nation and a burgeoning humanitarian catastrophe.
Inside the compulsive world of airline rewards hobbyists, who spend the bulk of their lives flying around the world for free.
In Guyana after the Jonestown massacre, with the survivors and the dead.
The murky legacy of the former Attorney General.