Paul Le Roux was a computer programmer, who initially made hundreds of millions of dollars selling painkillers over the Internet to American customers. Then he transformed into a criminal mogul, who diversified into every type of crime that you can pretty much imagine.
When caviar-crazed Eastern Europeans flocked to Warsaw, Missouri to poach eggs from a vulnerable species of fish, federal agents went undercover and spent two years to build a case against them.
There's no doubt that Atlantic City is going under. The only question left is: Can an entire city donate its body to science?
Janet Steen tries to understand the shifting causes behind a decade of mysterious migraine pain.
"The opinion that art should have nothing to do with politics is itself a political attitude," wrote George Orwell in 1946, and it still stands.
Historian Tiffany Watt Smith argues that schadenfreude, the joy we derive from another's misfortune, is just a natural part of the very complex emotional responses we have as human beings.
Reniqua Allen — the author of "It Was All a Dream: A New Generation Confronts the Broken Promise to Black America" — on Black millennials, millennial burnout and hope in a time of uncertainty.
I never wondered what Paltrow's Estella wanted, which, of course, was entirely the point. For me, at gangly and insecure 17, Estella was the pinnacle, the holy grail of what any woman might ever hope to be: a gorgeous object of desire.
Normally, Birthright tourists visit Israel and return home. Pam Mandel went on to Egypt, and kept going.
On January 20, 2016, Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin made the announcement proposing that our solar system has a giant planet orbiting far away from everything else. They told all astronomers with access to the most powerful telescopes to go and find it. They wanted to find it too.
As you can imagine of a person willing to move to a completely new country, I have a certain amount of courage. Even so, safety, especially for black women, is more than just an idea to ruminate on in essays.
Michael Gonzales reflects on the deaths of a dear friend, and a bookworm he idolized: David Bowie.
Reckoning with a religious upbringing means confronting religion's role in oppressing women and people of color.
The Mississippi River is a marvel. It is filthy, contaminated and mostly unsuitable for swimming, drinking or fishing. It is also, for me, steadying and grounding.
Inside music journalism post-2008 recession, and how media consumption in the 21st century offers a road map for the continuation of the once-robust medium.
In her new book, "Why We Dream," science journalist Alice Robb presents a comprehensive and compelling account of theories of and research on dreaming from ancient times through the present day.
To date, Robert Johnson's family has received no money from "The Complete Recordings," no money from cover versions of his songs, no money from the publishing of the singer's photograph.
Rapper Robin Allen's hit song bypassed the hip-hop boys club that held her debut solo album back.
Did you hear the news? John Bonham used a mud shark as a sex toy! Rod the Mod had to have his stomach pumped! Paul is Dead! But when a band gets too famous, literally too big for the room, I resist them, because I'm a fameist.
A couple of years ago, I purchased a pair of 23andMe kits for myself and my husband, Tomer. I intended to scientifically prove that Tomer's most irritating behaviors were genetic destiny and therefore unchangeable.