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.
After their release from prison, these men and women were eager to find employment and get their lives back on track. But on job application after job application, one simple yet sweeping question stood in their way.
She Killed Her Abuser Before He Could Kill Her—Then Served 17 Years. Now She’s Taking on the System.
A proposed New York State law could offer justice to women who fight back against abusive partners. Kim Dadou is doing everything she can to make it a reality.
When a soft-spoken 73-year-old from Arkansas succumbed to cancer, the country’s outdated mode of execution may have finally met its end.
I lost my virginity to the baddest goth girl at theater camp. When I tracked her down fifteen years later I discovered just how dangerous Liz Barrer really was.
Ricardo Sapienza served 25 years for a crime he swears he didn’t commit. But his hardest challenge began the day the parole board finally said “yes.”
Edwin Edwards’s spicy jambalaya of scandal, swagger, braggadocious charm and made-for-TV stunts was just what Louisiana voters ordered…again and again and again.
Officer Humayun Kabir builds bridges between Bangladeshi-Americans and the NYPD. When his aunt was murdered in cold blood, the struggle hit home.
During an especially violent clash with a rival club, I began to wonder how long I’d last.
After years of robbing people on the streets of Panama City, these former gangsters have learned there’s more than one way to shake down a tourist.
In midcentury Appalachia, an intrepid doctor sold newborns to desperate couples. Today they’re all grown up, and seeking answers.
An Imam Was Shot Dead on the Streets of Queens. We Spoke to the Man Who Washed His Bullet-Ridden Body.
The brazen murder of Alauddin Akonjee terrified New York’s Muslim community. As his chaplain prepared the holy man for burial, he wondered what comes next.
How finding my footing in the ring led me down the path to Zen.
I spent my twenties saying yes to every crazy opportunity that came my way. When my best friend suggested this Mexican adventure, maybe I should have just said no.
A special wall coating that sends your stream right back at you could be the key to ending SF’s notorious public waste problem. No one is more surprised than the people who invented it.
Penthouse orgies fueled by pill-pushing hotel employees. A drug house stocked with sex slaves. Hidden homeless encampments underneath the casinos. A shockingly personal investigation shows the real Sin City is even seedier than you imagined.
...It was the first and last time I cried on the job.
Adrian Swearengen almost gave up on life after years behind bars. Now he’s found new purpose offering free snips and shaves to former inmates and others in need.
An officer emptied sixteen rounds into my unarmed son. The man who shot him still hasn’t been charged, but I know he’ll get justice on the other side.