It had one of the most successful refugee resettlement programs in the nation. Then Breitbart came to town.
The Death of an Heir: Adolph Coors III and the Murder That Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty
More than fifty years ago, one man tried to hold the Coors brewery CEO for ransom. Things went very badly.
Down and Out in Rancho Santa Margarita
When a retired cop starts robbing banks, it takes a reporter to figure out why.
How One Porn Mogul Made His Fortune and Ruined Everything
Michael Thevis built a lucrative pornography empire in the 1970s only to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Wrestling With the Truth
A 1992 murder of a young boy unravels a journalist’s dark family secrets.
The Threat of Doing What’s Right
TV producer Nicole Lucas Haimes details her fascination with one North Carolina man whose attempt to run an honest court got him killed.
‘Nobody Is Safe’: A Dispatch from Manila
At The New York Review of Books, James Fenton reports from the night shift in Manila, giving us a glimpse into the war on drugs in the Philippines, from “buy-bust” undercover operations to EJKs (extrajudicial killings).
Longreads Best of 2016: Crime Reporting
We asked a few writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here, the best in crime reporting.
Chronicling Mexico City Nights: The Grave Shift’s Violence
When you work the night shift for too long, the murders start to link up with one another, blending cause and effect in a centrifugal force that gnaws away at the city. The veteran reporters start to see this; the man gunned down one night is related to an ongoing gang dispute, which originates in […]
High Crime in California Dairy Country
In the California Sunday Magazine, Tessa Stuart writes the gripping story of a criminal who worked the people who work the fields in California’s rural interior, and the detective agency who raced to catch him. The story has all the markings of a Netflix original series, except in place of drugs or gold, the loot is […]