The writer Alfred Chester, who died alone in a Jerusalem apartment in 1971 at just 37, was brilliant. He was also insane.
A drag pageant pioneer dropped out of the public eye after the 1960s. What happened to her?
Justice isn’t so easy to come by when an American soldier stationed abroad is accused of murder.
With a little South American reinterpretation, Confederate imagery becomes harmless kitsch. Or does it?
What do you do when you think a family member is a murderer? Step one: stop eating her food.
An excerpt from Darnielle’s debut novel, in which a disfigured man talks to maladjusted teens.
A disfigured man's encounter with maladjusted teens.
"Coming back around the side of the store to the parking lot, I saw some teenagers hanging out in the bed of a white Toyota pickup. They must have pulled up while I was inside. They were smoking cigarettes in the deliberate self-conscious way of smoking teenagers: two of them, long-hairs. They were also openly watching me as I carried my bag toward the car. People like me prefer teenagers to other people. They are not afraid to stare."
On the coast of Abu Dhabi, gilded outposts of the Louvre, the Guggenheim and New York University are being built by foreign workers who cannot leave and are paid half of what they were promised.
A sociologist learns techniques for evading the authorities.
Excerpted from On the Run.
The early days of Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers.