The Verge

23 articles
Avatar_57x57

Meet the Man Who Wants to be President, and Then Live Forever

A week on the campaign trail in the coffin-shaped Immortality Bus with Zoltan Istvan, the presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party.

Avatar_57x57

The Dragnet

After Daniel Rigmaiden was arrested for a multi-million dollar fraud, he didn’t argue that he was innocent. He wasn’t. But he couldn’t understand how he had been caught. Rigmaiden had covered his tracks meticulously — the only way the cops could’ve found him, he realized, was through some secret tracking device that they had never disclosed to the public.

Avatar_57x57

Connor Goes to Hollywood

Chasing stardom in YouTube’s crowded universe.

Avatar_57x57

Comic Conman

The story of a lawyer-turned-money launderer, stolen evidence, and a bunch of comics selling at outrageously high prices at auction. And Mussolini.

Avatar_57x57

Monkey Day Care

The subject of a child research experiment tries to get to the bottom of what happened to her.

Avatar_57x57

Spy in the Machine

NSA-grade spyware is up for sale, and the world’s worst dictatorships are buying.

Avatar_57x57

How The NYPD Is Using Social Media To Put Harlem Teens Behind Bars

How Facebook ‘likes’ landed Jelani Henry in Rikers.

Avatar_57x57

The Unbelievable Life and Death of Michael C. Ruppert

The lonely death of a godfather of the conspiracy theory movement.

Avatar_57x57

Edward Snowden's Lawyer Will Keep Your Secrets

A profile of Jesselyn Radack, who represents whistleblowers.

Avatar_57x57

Ecstatic States

Can an illegal drug heal PTSD?

Avatar_57x57

The Death Dealer

In 2009, three followers of an Oprah-endorsed motivational speaker named James Arthur Ray died in an Arizona sweat lodge. Now, after serving two years in prison for negligent homicide, Ray is trying to get back on the self-help circuit.

Avatar_57x57

Ring of Fire

Each soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan generated around 10 pounds of garbage per day. Most of that trash—along with used equipment and medical supplies and other wastes of war—was burned in open-air pits, emitting a toxic smoke that many soliders blame for their poor health today.