Charles Manson: The Incredible Story of the Most Dangerous Man Alive
A jailhouse interview.
A jailhouse interview.
The rise and fall of a chubby Idaho pizza delivery boy turned weed kingpin.
An estimated 70,000 transgender youth lack secure housing. This is what life on the streets is like for six of them.
A thirty-year-old Tom Petty on the brink of Damn the Torpedoes.
A Manson-contemporary cult group rises out of a jug band, builds a fortress in the Boston ghetto, bullies control of a community newspaper, swallows a successful actor, fractures, splits for California, and attempts to describe to the reporter the enigma that is Mel Lyman.
Inside the singular world of Longmont Potion Castle.
“I learned about sex in a Laundromat. The setting wasn’t my idea. It was my mother’s who had brought me along on washday to break the news.”
Ricky Rodriguez was born in the role of the messiah. His father was David Berg, the leader of the polygamous/incestuous cult The Children of God, which published a book documenting his early life:
In 1982 a shop in Spain printed several thousand copies of a book that was then distributed to group members around the world. Bound in faux leather, illustrated with hundreds of photographs, the 762-page tome meticulously chronicled Ricky's young life and was intended as a child-rearing manual for families. Its title, The Story of Davidito, was stamped in gold. With its combination of earnest prose and unabashed child pornography, it is perhaps the most disturbing book ever published in the name of religion.
Eventually, he left the cult and found work as an electrician. But revenge called him back.
He hacked a hospital to protest their treatment of a sick child. Now he’s facing 15 years.
In the ’50s and ’60s, the Reverend Will Campbell marched with MLK Jr. and worked to desegregate the University of Mississippi. Later, broke, he took a job as Waylon Jennings’ roadie and occasional spiritual guru. Afterward, his ministry grew even stranger and more itinerant.
An anatomy of a failure.
A 16-year-old journalist goes on tour with a band on top. The article that inspired Almost Famous.
”In West Antarctica, scientists have discovered the engine of catastrophe.”
On the road with the comic after a bitter divorce.
On the underground doctors unleashing the healing powers of hallucinogens.
A profile of America’s new education secretary.
Ahmed Naji’s novel was not overtly political, but the “protagonist performs cunnilingus, rolls hash joints and gulps from bottles of vodka” which led a lawyer to press charges against him for causing a fluctuation in his blood pressure when the novel was excerpted in a Cairo newspaper, even though it had been approved by censors.
The American students hopped across the border for a night of partying in Matamoros. One didn’t return and was found later in a shack with 14 other corpses.
The Vice President’s days in Indiana.
“We have a lot in common. We go to the same shrink.”
How the Robin Hood of gamblers got ensnared in a money laundering scheme led by former football players.
He stole over $1 million in chips – then checked himself into casino’s hotel to live like a king.
"His friends remembered when Richard became famous. It was the year the hippies came to San Francisco. Richard had published one novel, A Confederate General from Big Sur, but it had sold miserably 743 copies and his publisher, Grove Press, had dropped its option on Trout Fishing in America."
Stuart Redus and Fernando Torres were left for dead.
He was a nobody who became a porn star, a porn star who became a destitute freebaser, an addict who set up his dealer to be robbed, and finally witness to a retaliatory massacre at the house they called Wonderland.