“What do a crew of talented musicians do when forced to serve at the pleasure of a notoriously cruel dictator? They play like their lives depend on it.”
“Before the shooting, watching true crime shows was a diversion. Afterward, it is no longer simply a genre to me.”
“”I…Googled pictures of stonefish. I thought about the insidious nature of those gnarled, prehistoric-looking venom traps: how freaky it is to think that they’re always there, perfectly still, camouflaged in the coral. Waiting for you to hit rock bottom. How sometimes the most unavoidable pain comes from the things that are hardest to see.”
“Patricia Pérez uses her grandmother’s ancient map of the desert to forage for plants and herbs no one else on Earth can access.”
“That’s what Dad’s AAirpass and ultra-elite flying status yielded for him: lifelong bonds.”
In Pittsburgh’s cutthroat towing business, “crash chasers” sabotage competitors, employ “enforcers” to intimidate each other, and fight on the scene with disturbing regularity. For new driver and new father, Jason Stotlemyer, one job nearly turned deadly.
Alcoholics Anonymous has numbers special-interest recovery groups. When people in the BDSM community needed to speak as openly about kink as their addiction, they started their own group: Recovery in the Lifestyle, or RitL.
Eighty years ago, four-year-old Marjorie West went missing from a park in Pennsylvania. As one of our country’s oldest unsolved cases, theories still abound – did a she-bear take her? A wildman? Is she still alive?
“The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League did everything it could to keep lesbians off the diamond. Seventy-five years later, its gay stars are finally opening up.”
In the late-1930s, boxer Tiger Jack Fox was a force to be reckoned with, but did supernatural hocus pocus lose him an important fight?