Carl Hoffman photographed by Liz Lynch.
Resurrecting a Forgotten Kidnapping in Reconstruction-Era New Orleans
Michael A. Ross photographed by Vicki Stanwyck.
Any new legislation poised to dramatically alter the status quo is susceptible to a few beatings before it can be embraced by the constitution of a country. But today, social media allows for a more transparent engagement with all manner of opinion, and it is not as easy for propagandist sentiment to hijack the vox populi. In The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era, historian Michael A. Ross addresses the erstwhile vacuum and ...
Julia Angwin photographed by Deborah Copaken Korgan.
Julia Angwin is in the middle of upgrading her online password manager right before our interview appointment. On the side, the award-winning investigative journalist has logged into her Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) account, which she describes as being “one of the best encrypted ways to communicate these days.”
These are just a couple of the various measures—which she documents in her new book, Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless ...
John Searles photographed by Thomas Caruso.
Stories that deal with themes of exorcism are often met with a hint of skepticism, not just by staunch non-believers, but also by an audience that is wary of an over-familiar plot featuring the usual suspects—the exorcist, the possessed, and the demon—and unreal theatrics—the violent flailing, blood spewing and the devil’s grating voice channeling the blasphemous.
The beginning of John Searles’ new book, Help for the Haunted, teases the reader with the predictable unknown. There is an ongoing investigation into ...