Charles Manson: The Incredible Story of the Most Dangerous Man Alive
A jailhouse interview.
A jailhouse interview.
Between 1937 and 1973, Earl Johnson served out the sentences on nine felonies, worked for Charlie “Cherry Nose” Gio, became friends with a Soviet spy, and tried to kill “Joe Cargo” Valachi of the Cosa Nostra with a poison dart.
“In less than a year Trump has succeeded in turning the USA into a massive high school.”
Notes from the GOP campaign trail.
A writer returns home to find a toxic disaster, giant government failure, and countless children exposed to lead.
David Bowie interviewed by William S. Burroughs.
A secret meeting, and short Q&A, with the drug lord while he was still on the lam.
Why “the legal equivalent of outer space” continues to exist, fifteen years after 9/11.
She was a young plutonium worker whose Honda Civic Hatchback ran off the road and smashed into the wall of a concrete culvert. In her trunk were manila folders full of documents, which immediately went missing.
A reckless billion-dollar industry that occasionally kills.
“My career is not my life. It’s a hobby.”
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.
The rise, and rise, of bee mortality in America.
Hanging out with a member of the paranoid, nativist extreme right-wing.
A remote nation and a burgeoning humanitarian catastrophe.
The life of Kim Kardashian.
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.
The best women’s tennis player of all-time opens up.
He may not be the surest bet for the Presidency, but Bernie Sanders might be the most interesting candidate in the race.
His health failing and his business in tatters, the head of Death Row Records faces murder charges that could put him away for life.
Previously: Does a Sugar Bear Bite? (Lynn Hirschberg • New York Times Magazine • Jan 1996)
A midwife, a rash of stillbirths and miscarriages, and a town whose economy depends on fracking.