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How a Near-Death Experience in the Jungle Inspired a Blockbuster Zombie Game

Photo: Antonin Kratochvil/VII Dean Hall was close to death in the jungles of Brunei. It was December 2010 and the officer cadet in the New Zealand army was alone on a survival-training mission. Given…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 28, 2013
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2121 words)


AUTHOR:Mark Yarm
PUBLISHED: July 16, 2013
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1577 words)

With His New Film, Elysium, Director Neil Blomkamp Delivers A Hellish Vision of Paradise

AUTHOR:Mark Yarm
PUBLISHED: July 16, 2013
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3060 words)

The Rock ’n’ Roll Casualty Who Became a War Hero

Jason Everman I asked if he ever talked about it. Jason shook his head no. Did they find out anyway? “Always.”
PUBLISHED: July 2, 2013
LENGTH: 3 minutes (999 words)


LENGTH: 1 minutes (318 words)

The Hit Man’s Tale

ABSTRACT: LETTER FROM DETROIT about Vincent Smothers, a Detroit hit man. Smothers started out as a troubled but well-intentioned kid who attended a Detroit magnet school; in 2007, he was arrested for…
AUTHOR:Nadya Labi
PUBLISHED: Oct. 15, 2012

Tour Bus Confidential: Behind Music's Bumpy Road Show

Once invited to party with their employers, today's long-haul bus drivers are taken for granted and under threat of extinction as the the music industry continues to slash costs. DAVID PEISNER meets…
LENGTH: 2 minutes (606 words)

Feature Articles I Man or Beast? I Cincinnati Magazine

Terry Thompson knows all 56 of his animals by name. There is Solomon, the white tiger. There is Jocelyn, the pregnant tiger. Elsa, the lioness cub that puts her paws on the counter to snatch a piece…
LENGTH: 26 minutes (6746 words)

No Country for Innocent Men

Illustration: Edel Rodriguez"Dear Mr. Cole," the letter began. "My name is Jerry Wayne Johnson. I'm presently a Texas prisoner. You may recall my name from your 1986 rape trial in Lubbock." Ruby…
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1214 words)