The End of Forever
What happens when an adoption fails?
What happens when an adoption fails?
On a Missouri farm, two families worked the land side by side, until a murder shattered their American dream.
A courageous tribe, a colossal foe, and a terrifying ocean voyage.
In September 2017, a police officer shot and killed a queer college student in Atlanta. By the end of the year, several of the student’s friends had been arrested, and two were dead. What happened at Georgia Tech?
Four days, two murders, and one poplar tree that almost ignited World War III.
A journey through a quixotic New Hampshire town teeming with libertarians, fake news, guns, and—possibly—furry invaders.
The inside story of the first homicide in America’s most secure prison.
How a journalist who wrote a seminal account of police brutality during the 1967 race riots in Newark wound up on the wrong side of the law.
How a group of hippie surfers and a former Spanish teacher built the largest weed-smuggling empire on the West Coast.
A feat of elegant design wowed elite architects and promised to bring education to poor children in Nigeria. Then it collapsed.
An Afghanistan love story.
Winner of the 2015 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing.
First came seizures. Then he began forgetting words. By age four he could barely walk. The story of the race to save a child from a genetic death sentence.
Orange County’s first serial killer in 25 years stalked homeless men.
In 1921, a teenager died alone in Kentucky and was buried without a name. A century later, a team of sleuths set out to find his identity.
Bill Brookman has traveled to some of the world’s most dangerous places to disarm militias and negotiate with gangs. Bill Brookman is a clown.
A hundred years ago, in the midst of an American food crisis, two spies who had once sworn to kill each other came together with a plan to feed America: hippo meat.
The fake cops of Santa Monica.
In 1980, a bankrupt gambler came up with a plan to get his money back. He built an incredibly complex bomb, one that was impossible to defuse and that only he knew how to move, and snuck it into a Lake Tahoe casino with an extortion note demanding $3 million. Part of the plan worked. Part of it did not.
On the eve of the Civil War, a nightmare at sea turned into one of the greatest rescues in maritime history. More than a century later, a rookie treasure hunter went looking for the lost ship—and found a different kind of ruin.
Half a century ago, an American commando vanished in the jungles of Laos. In 2008, he reappeared in Vietnam, reportedly alive and well. But nothing was what it seemed.
He was a Baptist who became a Muslim, a Marine who became a bank robber, a criminal who became an informant, and a student who became an imam. But was Marcus Robertson connected to the deadliest mass shooting in American history?
An Italian town plagued by mysterious fires turns to science, the church, and the law in a search for answers.
Each year, California’s child protective services agencies remove thousands of kids from their homes. The story of how some parents decided to fight back.
An $140 million blockbuster written and funded by a billionaire, ‘Empires of the Deep’ was supposed to be China’s ‘Avatar,’ featuring mermaids, Greek warriors, pirates, sea monsters, and an even international stars.
Six years after being filmed, the movie has never seen the light of day.
Paul Le Roux could have been Mark Zuckerberg. Instead he became a 21st century John Gotti, running a massive criminal empire from his computer until he became an asset of the United States government.
A 7-part serialized story, written by Longform Podcast co-host Evan Ratliff.