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Good Times Bad Times

Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page performing in Hamburg, Germany, in 1973 Photo by Heinrich Klaffs/Wikimedia Commons It is early 1969, and you are young. You hold in your hands an LP by a…
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3578 words)

The Massive Liberal Failure on Race

Nathaniel Steward recites his lesson on May 21, 1954, at the Saint-Dominique school in Washington, D.C. after the Brown v. Board of Education decision is applied. Photo courtesy AFP/Getty Images
LENGTH: 23 minutes (5778 words)

The Prophet of No Profit

Investors were willing to believe in Jeff Bezos, so Bezos could afford to stop proving that he knows how to turn a profit. Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photos by Getty Images. E-commerce…
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1887 words)

The Nazi Anatomists

In 1941, Charlotte Pommer graduated from medical school at the University of Berlin and went to work for Hermann Stieve, head of the school’s Institute of Anatomy. The daughter of a…
LENGTH: 31 minutes (7912 words)

Messi and Neymar

New Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar da Silva Santos are all smiles now, but for how long? Photo by Quique Garcia/AFP/Getty Images "Messi is the best player in the world and I am here to…
AUTHOR:Ken Early
PUBLISHED: Aug. 28, 2013
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3544 words)

First Lost, Then Murdered

Crime-scene tape marks off an area where the bodies of four women, including Melissa Barthelemy, were found along a quarter-mile stretch of beachside road in December 2010 in Babylon, N.Y. Photo by…
PUBLISHED: July 9, 2013
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3535 words)

I Read Everything Janet Malcolm Ever Published

Author Janet Malcolm Photo by Kevin Sturman The most exciting-to-read works of journalism often betray little evidence of how tedious they were to report. Baroque murder trials come with thousands of…
PUBLISHED: May 3, 2013
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2834 words)

The Prophets of Oak Ridge

by Dan Zak Last summer, in the dead of night, three peace activists penetrated the exterior of Y-12 in Tennessee, supposedly one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the United States. A…
PUBLISHED: April 29, 2013
LENGTH: 37 minutes (9422 words)

The Passion of Lew Wallace

Gen. Lew Wallace, circa 1861. Courtesy of Brady-Handy Photograph Collection/Library of Congress
PUBLISHED: March 26, 2013
LENGTH: 42 minutes (10653 words)