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Miami's Caligula
Nevin Shapiro reclines on a deck chair, pulls his plush bathrobe tight, chews a cigar, and grins. All around him on the wooden deck, hundreds of drunken revelers shout, dance, and ratchet up the…
Author: Tim Elfrink
Published: Dec. 14, 2010
Length: 3 minutes (891 words)
Who runs Russia?
Organised crime has long been big business in the country. But are mafiosi now enjoying protection by the state? Some of Russia’s great mafiosi are buried under life-sized statues at…
Source: www.ft.com
Length: 12 minutes (3089 words)
NRA: A lobby for criminals
(Credit: robcocquyt via Shutterstock/Salon/Benjamin Wheelock) This is Part 1 in a three-part series on the NRA's influence in the United States. We’ve read the sickening script before.…
Author: Alan Berlow
Published: July 23, 2012
Length: 9 minutes (2333 words)
In a World of Hz
On November 4, 1984, Nat Moore found himself orbiting five feet above Astroturf, his helmet on reverb. He had just been vectorized by two Jets defenders from opposite directions. Beer-blooded fans in…
Published: Aug. 7, 2012
Length: 11 minutes (2915 words)
Watch "The Police Tapes" and Lose All Nostalgia for NYC in the 70s
When people talk about classic films that portray the very scary place that was New York City in the 1970s, they predictably mention fiction films like Taxi Driver, Midnight Cowboy, The French…
Source: www.vice.com
Length: 7 minutes (1820 words)
Tony Galeota: From Running Porky's, Miami's Most Notorious Strip Joint, to Rotting in a Panamanian Jail
"They murdered a guy in here a couple of days ago," Tony Galeota says. Behind him, 12-foot-high fences topped with spools of barbed wire frame a muddy soccer field. Guards with machine guns man rusty…
Published: Oct. 1, 2012
Length: 3 minutes (909 words)
Inside the Obama Campaign's Hard Drive
Harper Reed went from selling arty T-shirts to hunting for Obama voters. Photograph by Jacob DehartDURING THE 736 DAYS beginning May 9, 2010, Harper Reed walked an average of 8,513 steps, reaching a…
Author: Tim Murphy
Length: 7 minutes (1933 words)
Sicily, a Portrait of Italian Dysfunction
Giarre, a town in eastern Sicily, sits above the sea on the slopes of Mount Etna. It was once a famous collection point for the wine produced on the hills above, which was rolled down its main street…
Published: Oct. 4, 2012
Length: 8 minutes (2142 words)
The Greatest Fake-Art Scam in History?
One of his forgeries hung in a show at the Met. Steve Martin bought another of his fake paintings. Still others have sold at auction for multi-million-dollar prices. So how did a self-described…
Published: Oct. 10, 2012
Length: 33 minutes (8395 words)
The CIA Burglar Who Went Rogue
The six CIA officers were sweating. It was almost noon on a June day in the Middle Eastern capital, already in the 90s outside and even hotter inside the black sedan where the five men and one woman…
Length: 39 minutes (9887 words)
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