Seven Days on the Oprah Cruise
With your mom.
With your mom.
When New York was perpetually on fire.
In 1956, an ocean liner named the Andrea Doria sank off the coast of Cape Cod. Half a century later, deep-sea divers—the author included—were still risking their lives to explore it.
The Western Hemisphere before Columbus.
A profile of the attorney.
‘Your Black Muslim Bakery’ commanded vast influence in Oakland, offering jobs and self-empowerment to ex-cons , until this story revealed a history of incest-rapes and kidnappings. Another journalist investigating the story was later murdered.
A son’s love letter to his sick mom.
A first-hand account of San Francisco in the hours and days after the devastating 1906 earthquake.
Life after unintentionally causing someone else’s death.
On former Knicks savior Stephon Marbury and his post-NBA life playing in China.
The writer travels with his father to Iceland and Greenland.
In the days after 9/11, a photo of an unknown man falling from the South Tower appeared in publications across the globe. This is the story of that photograph, and of the search to find the man pictured in it.
The quest to control hurricanes.
An argument for working less.
The story of the “Barefoot Bandit,” a teenage fugitive on the run.
By choice, for less than $2 an hour, the female inmate firefighters of California work their bodies to the breaking point. Sometimes they even risk their lives.
On navigating the New York media world as a young journalist.
Bruce Wisan received one of the toughest assignments ever thrust upon an accountant: to take control of the assets (and by proxy, followers) of the polygamist Mormon breakaway sect, F.L.D.S., after their prophet, Warren Jeffs, went on the lam and their compound was raided.
An 11-hour conversation about “well, just about everything that’s ever been funny.”
In 1970, he was plucked from Saigon to attend West Point. He got his degree and went home to fight, but instead spent six years in a reeducation camp. Then, somehow, he ended up teaching high school in D.C.
On June 4, 1989, the bodies of Jo, Michelle, and Christe were found floating in Tampa Bay. This is the story of the murders, their aftermath, and the handful of people who kept faith amid the unthinkable.
A profile of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Theresa Buchanan, a professor at LSU, “used the f-word in class, overshared about her personal life, and could be brutally candid in her critiques of the student teachers under her tutelage.” Should she have been fired?
Love and loss on the Texas Panhandle plains.
"If I had been a straight-A student my whole life and had rapped about Jesus coming back to save us all, I wouldn’t get no media. The motherfuckers wouldn’t give a fuck about me. But since I’m telling the truth, and been through what I’m stressing and know what I’m talking about, I’m a threat."