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Kid Cannabis: The Wild Rise and Violent Fall of a Teenage Weed Kingpin

Nate Norman was hanging out with his buddy Topher Clark when he came up with The Idea. The two friends were sitting around Nate's house, a dumpy …

The Speakers: how two people became the voice of 110 airports and the NYC subway

Airports trigger anxiety. Subway systems cause paranoia. We all know the statistics: it’s riskier to get in your car than it is to board an aircraft or take a train. But our collective memories of bombings, hijackings, and poison gas attacks often turn public spaces of transport into psychic mine …

Snoop contains multitudes: testing every product in the Dogg empire

Like an ancient bottle of bourbon or a good abstract painting, the modern Snoop Lion (née Dogg) contains multitudes. But it wasn’t always that way.<p>In 1994, Snoop was a simpler creature: a gangster with a knack for showbiz. But then a crew of Bloods crashed the set of the "Gin and Juice" video, and …

Second Life's strange second life

Do you remember <i>Second Life</i>? Set up by developer Linden Lab in 2003, it was the faithful replication of our modern world where whoring, drinking, and fighting were acceptable. It was the place where big brands moved in as neighbors and hawked you their wares online. For many, it was the future — our …

Inside China’s Mistress-Industrial Complex

If you’re pretty and educated, there’s a booming new job market for women—as someone’s mistress. What the growing number of those relationships means …

Looking for Answers in a Town Known for Leukemia

A small town once plagued by the most significant childhood-cancer cluster on national record—Fallon, Nevada—has become a case study in outbreak investigation.<p>One night in May 2008, in a modest ranch house in central Nevada, Ryan Brune woke with a headache. He had complained about the pain earlier …

The Murders at the Lake

Prologue<p><i>Every murder involves a vast web of people, from the witnesses and the detectives who first come to the scene, to the lawyers and the juries</i> …

Kurt Cobain's Final Tour

Crisscrossing the country with Courtney Love and the ashes of the deceased (which, in search of nirvana, are divided, molded, stuffed in a teddy bear, held up in customs, and inhaled by many)<p><i>Originally published in the February 1996 issue.</i><p><b>Late afternoon,</b> Halloween, and a member of the Namgyal …

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Hammer Blow: The True Story of the Carderock Killing

Geoffrey Farrar was a highballer, a climber who would routinely take on 30-foot bouldering problems without a rope. His track record helps explain why there was confusion at first when the 69-year-old Farrar was found with a crushed skull, barely breathing, at the base of a climb at Carderock, a …

Hemingway, Thoreau, Jefferson and the Virtues of a Good Long Walk

<i>Solvitur ambulando</i> -- "it is solved by walking." This phrase refers to the 4th-century-B.C. Greek philosopher Diogenes's response to the question of …

The Great Marijuana Experiment: A Tale of Two Drug Wars

Legal marijuana in America is now estimated to be a $1.43 billion industry. And it's expected to grow to $2.34 billion in 2014. If those numbers …

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La Mère Brazier: The Queen of the French Kitchen

Before Ducasse, before Bocuse, there was La Mère Brazier, whose cooking was the ultimate in rich hedonism.<p>Deep in the volcanic gullet of France, on …

Chinese Football: My Season with the Chongqing Dockers

The day of the first game of American football ever played in Chongqing, China, Fat Baby held court in the locker room at the stadium of Chongqing …

Synanon's Sober Utopia: How a Drug Rehab Program Became a Violent Cult

In 1970, George Lucas needed dozens of actors with shaved heads for his sci-fi dystopian movie <i>THX 1138</i>. He had trouble filling the roles at first, …