Ned Zeman

6 articles

Love and Madness in the Jungle

A financier and his wife build a mansion in the jungles of Costa Rica, set up a wildlife preserve, and appear to slowly, steadily lose their minds. A spiral of handguns, angry locals, armed guards, uncut diamonds, abduction plots, and a bedroom blazing with 550 Tiffany lamps ends with a body and a mystery: Did John Felix Bender die by his own hand? Or did Ann Bender kill him to escape their crumbling dream?


Soul Men

Dan Akroyd, John Belushi, cocaine, and the making of The Blues Brothers.


The Man Who Loved Grizzlies

On Timothy Treadwell, who lived and died by the bears of Alaska.


Death Among the Emperors

The enigmatic life and death of Bruno Zehnder, who obsessively photographed penguins in the ice fields outside of a Russian base in Antarctica.


Seagal Under Siege

Steven Seagal spent a few years in Japan and ¬†returned to open a dojo in L.A.. Jules Nasso was the wiseguy producer behind all of Seagal’s hits. When it all fell apart, Seagal reputedly offered money for a contract killing, and Nasso may have been caught on tape arranging to extort Seagal through the Gambino Family.


Higher, Colder, Deadlier

A group of childhood friends, two of whom had already climbed Everest, finds tragedy on Mont Blanc.