My Father, the Hitman

“Doc Dolan was connected to the JFK assassination and some of Benny Binion’s bloodier work. When I was a kid, he pulled a con on me that I’m still struggling to understand.”

Source: D Magazine
Published: Oct 11, 2021
Length: 20 minutes (5,021 words)

The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever

“It also means that with the sweating and dizziness he was feeling in the third game, it’s likely that Fong bowled the last few frames through the beginning of that stroke—which makes the accomplishment that much more amazing.”

Source: D Magazine
Published: Jul 8, 2012
Length: 18 minutes (4,589 words)

Donald Trump’s Worst Nightmare

“Rebecca Acuña is a Mexican immigrant running Biden’s Texas campaign. She has the audacity to think she can turn the state blue.”

Author: Zac Crain
Source: D Magazine
Published: Oct 1, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,299 words)

The Highland Park Drug Ring

“How did a mother of 10 and a Plano cop wind up pushing pills in the Park Cities?”

Source: D Magazine
Published: Apr 8, 2020
Length: 20 minutes (5,130 words)

The Surgeon Who Works On Babies Before They’re Born

Meet Dr. Timothy Crombleholme, a practioner in the specialized field of fetal surgery.

Source: D Magazine
Published: Oct 1, 2018
Length: 9 minutes (2,372 words)

Brain in a Bucket

A Dallas doctor’s cutting-edge technique to identify brain matter helped convict an alleged axe murderer. But where exactly did the doctor get the brains?

Source: D Magazine
Published: Jun 11, 2018
Length: 16 minutes (4,191 words)

Dr. Death

An investigation of neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, a madman with a scalpel.

Source: D Magazine
Published: Oct 24, 2016
Length: 26 minutes (6,622 words)

My Brother, the Murderer

A woman provides a new suspect for a 45-year-old murder mystery.

Source: D Magazine
Published: Jan 1, 2016
Length: 16 minutes (4,129 words)

The Scapegoat

“When I called someone, it was, ‘This is Mary Mapes with 60 Minutes,’ ” she says. “After I got fired, it was, ‘This is Mary Mapes with no one.’ ”

Source: D Magazine
Published: Oct 29, 2015
Length: 17 minutes (4,494 words)

The High Life and Fast Times of Jim Dent

The story of an admired Texas writer, his life derailed by alcoholism.

Source: D Magazine
Published: Aug 3, 2015
Length: 20 minutes (5,122 words)