How Rogue Techies Armed the Predator, Almost Stopped 9/11, and Accidentally Invented Remote War
The making of the drone.
The making of the drone.
On the unexpected longevity of a very strange theory.
The origin story of Gabriel García Márquez’s classic.
If you wanted a divorce in the late 1800s, you had to move to South Dakota. Even if you were the niece of John Jacob Astor III.
Meet John Zerzan, arguably the most influential anarchist in America.
In a remote corner of Romania, neighbors kill each other over tiny strips of land.
How English became the weirdest major language in modern use.
On the history of political polls, which have become more influential and less reliable over time.
In 1966, Anton LaVey introduced the world to the Church of Satan. The 1980s saw a “Satanic Panic” in the form of abuse charges brought against child-care workers and suburban parents. Today, the author joins a group of Satanists for afternoon tea at the church’s global headquarters in a “bland New York college town.”
The construction of a modern American myth.
How the “genial Bavarian” version of Adolf Hitler became a global media celebrity, “a plain-living gentleman with a soft spot for dogs and children.”
The making of Blonde on Blonde in Nashville.
A treasure hunter found the world’s richest shipwreck off the coast of Cape Cod. Or at least that’s what he told his investors.
The story of “Madam Walker,” who built a thriving empire of hair products for black women.
Visiting the treasures – bear skulls, footprints, an ancient emerald necklace – that surfaced with shipwrecks at Yenikapi in Turkey.
Two summers spent teaching and living in the hills of Tennessee.
The mysterious life of the serial stowaway Marilyn Hartman.
If jobs as we’ve known them for a century are going away, what will replace them?
Kevin Wheatcroft owns the world’s largest collection of Nazi memorabilia. And he’s suddenly eager to show it off.
An oral history with former employees Sasha Frere-Jones, Alysia Abbott, Piotr Orlov, and Chris Wilcha.
Madeleine Fullard is on a mission to locate the remains of apartheid’s murdered activists. She needs the help of Eugene de Kock, a former police squad leader known as “Prime Evil,” to do so.
The story of Ota Benga, captured in the Congo, displayed at the World’s Fair, and brought to the Bronx Zoo in 1906.
Dave Wilsey was among the American soldiers who liberated Dachau. The letters he left behind complicate the story.
The 1826 kidnapping – and murder – that begat America’s obsession with Masons.
Decades after a young nun was murdered, a group of former Catholic high school students begin to suspect that an abusive priest may have been the culprit.