The Prison Where Inmates Help Each Other Die With Dignity

More Americans are dying behind bars than ever before. At one correctional facility, volunteer death-doulas offer care and comfort to their fellow prisoners.

How Ray Charles Convinced Me to Be His Stand-In

I met the music legend as a journalist, and before I knew it, we'd grown close – close enough that when reporters interviewed him, I answered the questions.

He Killed 140 Men in the Electric Chair. Then He Took His Own Life.

The man who operated New York State’s “Old Sparky” was calm, collected and always professional. No one knew that every flick of the switch was tearing him apart.

Secret Life of a Lonely Gay Christian in Yemen

As Al-Qaeda and ISIS encroach on his once-progressive city, one terrified young man has become the ultimate “infidel.”

These Elderly DIY-ers Came to Peace With Death — By Crafting Their Own Coffins

Here’s what happens when a group of merrily macabre New Zealanders decides to go out in style.

A Trip to See Her Ailing Sister. The First Visit With His Mom in Years. With a Stroke of Trump’s Pen, All Canceled.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranian citizens who live and work in the U.S. just had their world turned upside down. We talked to several about life under “The Muslim Ban.”

The Last Time the Russians Intervened in a U.S. Election

As Kennedy and Nixon clashed in the 1960 race, Nikita Khrushchev took an unusual interest in the outcome—and two captured American airmen got caught in the middle.

Protest People #1: Some Folks Want to Reform the NYPD. I Want to Shut It Down.

A Black Lives Matter leader on what he’s learned from two years of dogged demonstrations—including one very aggressive arrest—and on what happens next.