The Principal Of Columbine Is Retiring

He was in his office when the shooting started. He was there for the aftermath, the years-long recovery that came at a great personal cost. Now, fifteen years after the tragedy that birthed a terrible new chapter in American history, he’s finally decided to call it quits. This is his story.

How A Drug Rehab Program Became A Violent Cult

What was once a small drug rehab facility in sunny Santa Monica would become a violent, abusive and well-funded cult with satellites throughout California and beyond.


Living with your parents, single and with no clear career. Is this a failure to grow up or a whole new stage of life’?

Secret Military Test, Coming Soon To Your Spanish Class

A powerful, precise language aptitude test is entering civilian life.

People Visit Chernobyl, Even If It Kills Them

From high-end tourism to one of the world’s most ambitious engineering projects, strange things are happening at the still-deadly site of the worst nuclear disaster in history.

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It... And He Feels Fine

After decades of fervent environmental activism, Paul Kingsnorth decided it’s too late — collapse is inevitable. So now what?

Why I Fixed Fights

I fixed a lot of fights over the years. In two I didn’t fix but should have, people paid heavily for my carelessness.

The Case For More Babies

Jonathan Last wants Americans to have more babies. If we don’t, he warns, the proportion of young people will fall while the proportion of old people will rise to unprecedented levels.

The Pirate Surgeon

The 1670s was also the golden age of piracy, and pirates always needed surgeons.

Privacy Price Gouging, Courtesy Of Phone Companies

Charging customers repeatedly to make their phone numbers unlisted is nothing more than a money grab by companies that already pocket billions of dollars a year in profit.

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