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The World’s Best Bounty Hunter Is 4-Foot-11. Here’s How She Hunts

At 4'11" and just over 100 pounds, Michelle Gomez doesn’t look like the sort of person you’d hire to retrieve earthmoving equipment stolen by a Peruvian crime family. But in the summer…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 17, 2013
LENGTH: 21 minutes (5395 words)

Making It

In January of 1903, the small Boston magazine Handicraft ran an essay by the Harvard professor Denman W. Ross, who argued that the American Arts and Crafts movement was in deep crisis. The movement…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 13, 2014
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3987 words)

Nazi Gold: The Merkers Mine Treasure

Prologue: Quarterly of the National Archives and Records AdministrationPrologue Page Spring 1999, vol. 31, no. 1 By Greg Bradsher Late on the evening of March 22, 1945, elements of Lt. Gen. George…
PUBLISHED: March 8, 2012
LENGTH: 50 minutes (12727 words)

The Remarkable History Behind Ukraine's Toppled Lenin Statue

A man uses a sledgehammer to smash a statue of Soviet founder Vladimir Lenin during a rally organized by supporters of EU integration in Kiev, Ukraine, on December 8.There are many ways to create…
LENGTH: 2 minutes (610 words)

The Billionaire Kingpin Who Makes Osama Bin Laden Look Like An Easy Catch

Take a look at the following snapshot of this year's Forbes "Most Powerful People" list. Notice anything off? That's right. "Drug trafficker" seems a bit out of place nestled between Speaker of…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 9, 2013
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1170 words)

Mindfulness: Getting Its Share of Attention

What is the sound of one hand texting? As Soren Gordhamer patiently quieted a packed Wisdom 2.0 event in San Francisco in September for a guided medita
PUBLISHED: Nov. 1, 2013
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2165 words)

Reverse-Engineering a Genius (Has a Vermeer Mystery Been Solved?)

Trending storiesTaylor + Prince WilliamBoreas vs. Macy’s Balloons?Kanye Slams E!David Hockney and others have speculated—controversially—that a camera obscura could have helped…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 29, 2013
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2781 words)

Requiem for a welterweight: Manny Pacquiao may be broke, but is he broken, too?

You’re Joe Louis, aged thirty-seven, a main-event heavyweight. You were the greatest champion of your time. But you’re trapped by the fight racket which you conquered.” —…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 20, 2013
LENGTH: 24 minutes (6235 words)

The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle at 40

 Time has been good to The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle, Bruce Springsteen’s second studio album released on Nov. 5, 1973. The record did not do well commercially, partly…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 4, 2013
LENGTH: 19 minutes (4955 words)