Crime

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The Murders at the Lake

In 1982 a brutal triple homicide shook the city of Waco and soon became one of the most confounding criminal cases in Texas history—one that still haunts the many people who have tried to solve it.

Apr 2014

Cleveland’s Heart of Darkness

The shocking kidnapping revealed a brutal racial and class divide many fellow Clevelanders don’t want to face.

May 2013
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A Captive's Tale

Kidnapped in Somalia, Amanda Lindhout spent fifteen months in terrifying captivity. Only after meeting journalist Sara Corbett did she feel ready to tell her story.

Sep 2013
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My Addicted Son

What can you do for a boy who has spent years living for methamphetamine? A father’s story.

The Great Cyberheist

Inside the mind of Albert Gonzalez, America’s most notorious computer hacker.

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The Boy Who Heard Too Much

He was a 14-year-old blind kid, angry and alone. Then he discovered that he possessed a strange and fearsome superpower—one that put him in the cross hairs of the FBI.

Sep 2009
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Say Hello to Rick Ross

1980: Crack was just turning up in the United States. The contras were seeking funds to support their civil war in Nicaragua. And an L.A. kid was looking for an opportunity. The combination would change America.

Oct 2013
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“We Were Long Gone When He Pulled the Plug”

How Slut Puppy and Master Pimp hacked The New York Times.

Nov 1998

The Thief’s Journal

The author’s need for sex and a snack as a teenager made him start stealing in earnest.

May 2012

Schoolyard on Fire

Coming of age during the L.A. riots.

Apr 2012

The Face in the Crowd

Looking someone straight in the eye is an age-old incentive to do the right thing, but there’s precious little of it in the computer age.

Mar 2006

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

He’s nearly 80 and his Family is smaller, but darkness still surrounds America’s most notorious criminal.

Nov 2013

Gregory Earls: Con Man, People Pleaser

He served on the right boards, joined the right clubs, and charmed people into investing lots of money. Was he a con artist or a social climber who meant no harm?

Jul 2005

Requiem for Bookie and Holocaust Survivor “Alvin”

He’s a Holocaust survivor who ran one of the area’s most successful sports books. But clever as he is, he kept getting caught. Here’s a surprising look inside a gambling life.

Mar 2006

Something More

Jul 2011

The Last Nazi Hunters

Sixty-five years after the end of the war, the U.S. Department of Justice is still on the case.

Dec 2011

Full Tilt Boogie: The UIGEA and You

The author of Positively Fifth Street and Cowboys Full joins Grantland for a look into the online scandal.

Dec 2011

The Sins of the Coach

Bob Oliva was a beloved mentor and local Catholic-high-school basketball legend. Now two former players say he was also a child molester.

Mar 2011
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A Raised Hand

Can a new approach curb domestic homicide?

Jul 2013
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The Confessor

He was a retired F.B.I. and C.I.A. agent volunteering on cold-case investigations in the Colorado Rockies. How did he persuade one of the most prolific serial killers in American history to admit to his crimes?

The Autistic Hacker

Gary McKinnon hacked thousands of government computers.

Jul 2011

Did the Sons Know?

The question from everyone connected to Bernie Madoff’s sons is: How could they not have known their father was perpetrating a $65 billion fraud?

Jul 2009

Drug-Sub Culture

The threat of underwater smuggling.

Incident in the 70th Precinct

It started with a mêlée outside a Haitian nightclub and ended with charges of unspeakable police brutality in a bathroom at the Brooklyn precinct once nicknamed Fort Tombstone. It touched off an urban political war.

Dec 1997