Father and Son, Bunking in G Block
Bernard Peters and his son, Scott, robbed and shot a Salvation Army worker in 1996. Since then, they’ve been sharing a cell at Elmira Correctional Facility.
The Fort Carson Murder Spree
All told, the military acknowledged this summer, 14 soldiers from the base have been charged or convicted in at least 11 slayings since 2005 — the largest killing spree involving soldiers at a single U.S. military installation in modern history.
The Casino Next Door
How slot machines snuck into the mall, along with money laundering, bribery, shootouts, and billions in profits.
Guantanamo Bay: How the White House lost the fight to close it
Inside Obama’s most glaring reversal.
The Town That Burned Itself Down
For 18 months, Coatesville, Penn., was besieged with an improbable number of arsons. But who started the fires – and why?
The Straight Dope
An interview with David Simon, creator of The Wire.
Held by the Taliban
NYT journalist David Rohde’s alternately terrifying and absurd first person account of his kidnapping en route to an interview in Southern Afghanistan and the subsequent seven months he, along with his translator and driver, spent in captivity in the tribal areas of Pakistan.
Heroin.com: Selling Junk Online
How Craigslist dealers do business in New York City.
Blocking the Transmission of Violence
A profile of CeaseFire, a group of “violence interrupters” attempting to prevent street shootings by treating them like an infectious disease.
Rajneeshees in Oregon: The Untold Story
Twenty-five years ago, a guru from India showed up in rural Oregon with 2,000 followers. Here’s what happened next: they legally turned their multi-million dollar ranch into an incorporated city, imported homeless people to swing local votes, poisoned hundreds and attempted to assassinate the state’s U.S. attorney.
Part 1: 25 Years After Rajneeshee Commune Collapsed, Truth Spills Out
Part 2: Thwarted Rajneeshee Leaders Attack Enemies, Neighbors with Poison
Part 3: Rajneeshee Leaders Take Revenge on The Dalles’ with Poison, Homeless
Part 4: Rajneeshee Leaders See Enemies Everywhere as Questions Compound
Part 5: Rajneeshees’ Utopian Dreams Collapse as Talks Turn to Murder
2011 Pulitzer Prize: Investigative Reporting: Weak Insurers Put Millions of Floridians at Risk
Despite no hurricanes in five years, Florida insurers are demanding yet more money from homeowners. At the same time, the capital that insurers have on hand to pay claims has shrunk. One reporter spent a year trying to figure out why.
2011 Pulitzer Prize: Local Reporting: Why They Won’t Stop Shooting in Chicago
On a particularly bloody April weekend in 2008 when 40 people were shot, seven fatally. Not one has faced charges.
Anatomy of a Murder
In 1960, beer heir Adolph Coors III was kidnapped and murdered. A look back at the crime and the man who committed it.
How skateboard legend Mark “Gator” Anthony was born again, first as a street preacher, and then as a rapist and murderer.
The Hipster Grifter
How a 22-year-old with five warrants for her arrest in Utah conned her way through Brooklyn armed with nothing more than a dirty mouth and a penchant for faking pregnancy and/or cancer.
The Real Housewives of Wall Street
The story of $220M in bailout money.
The Man Who Shot the Man Who Shot Lincoln
The strange life of Boston Corbett, the soldier who killed John Wilkes Booth in 1865.
The story of dog-scent lineup innovator Keith Pikett and the not-so-scientific science behind forensics.
The True Life Case of the Dirty P.I.
A private investigator asks a magazine to write a puff piece on his business. The journalist finds a real story.
"I Did It"
In 1991, Frank Sterling confessed to a crime he didn’t commit. His story highlights a common – and controversial – method of police interrogation.
An Officer and an Atrocity
The barbaric brutalization of Abner Louima and the tragic fate of a handful of flawed Brooklyn cops.
Trouble at Sheikh Villa
Sheikh Amer Hassan’s parties were notoriously debauched, evidence of a growing permissiveness in Karachi high society. His murder by a pair of young brothers surprised few.
The Struggle for Mexico
Has Mexico become a failed state?
A Murder Foretold
Rodrigo Rosenberg, a highly respected corporate attorney in Guatemala, began, in the spring of 2009, to prophesy his own murder. The unraveling of a political conspiracy.