“Just as much as the state needed to punish murder, so too did it have to enforce proper womanhood in a rapidly changing social order. Science, journalism, and law, still the dominions of men, were tools for catching bad women and holding them accountable. “
“Paying for his breakfast would require the last of the cash in his wallet. After that, he had only $1.75 left in a Prosperity Bank checking account, which he’d opened roughly eight years earlier. But Averill wasn’t worried about money. The bank was less than a block away, and when he finished eating he was going to rob it.”
What happens when an adoption fails? The harrowing story of one young boy in Florida.
On a Missouri farm, two families worked the land side by side, until a murder shattered their American dream.
A courageous tribe, a colossal foe, and a terrifying ocean voyage.
In September 2017, a campus police officer shot and killed a queer college student in Atlanta. By the end of the year, several of the student’s friends had been arrested, and two were dead. What happened at Georgia Tech? The story of a tragedy’s aftermath and the debates it sparked—about police brutality, free speech, gender identity, and civil disobedience.
In August 1976, North Korean soldiers stationed in the DMZ hacked two U.S. officers to death with axes. For the next four days, the world teetered on the brink of conflict as Washington plotted revenge—by cutting down a poplar tree.
Seventeen years before the Stonewall Riots, Dale Jennings proclaimed to a California court that he was a homosexual. It was the first glimmer of a civil rights revolution.
In the tiny anti-authoritarian town of Grafton, New Hampshire, residents have endured encroachment by bold black bears. In a town driven by a sense of liberty, when government agencies won’t protect the people from bears, then the people will protect themselves. But is the problem bold bear behavior or human behavior?
How a rookie FBI agent spent a decade investigating the conspiracy surrounding the murder of Manuel (Tati) Torrez, a high-ranking member of the notorious Mexican Mafia gang, la Eme.