How The Mother Of All Sequels Crashed And Burned

Ten years ago, Benedict Fitzgerald’s screenplay helped turn “The Passion of the Christ” into the most successful independent movie ever made. Later, he wrote a follow-up that he thought could be as big — and so did some drug dealers, money launderers, and kidnappers.

Arctic Man

Wild rides and crazed nights at America’s most extreme ski race.

Why The World’s Best Female Fighter Loves To Be Hated

How Ronda Rousey became the most bankable star in mixed martial arts.

First Day Of Terror

As six casually dressed young people carrying black Adidas bags turned the corner and began to approach the building, the oil ministers from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Venezuela, Libya, and Algeria had begun another round of discussions about the price of oil. Their meetings had been headline material for over two years, since October 1973.

The Madness Of The Teenage Brain

Adolescence is the time of life when someone is most likely to join a cult, kill, be killed, invent an art form, help overthrow a dictator, ethnically cleanse a village, care for the needy, transform physics, adopt a hideous fashion style, commit to God and be convinced that all the forces of history have converged to make this moment the most consequential ever.

Burger King Is Run By Children

What happened when a bunch of kids took over America’s second-largest burger chain.

The Fascinating Story Of The Inventor Of The High Five

When a professional baseball player popularized the high five in the 1970s, his story revealed much more important contributions.

The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You A Terrorist

A 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center spells out the government’s secret rules for putting individuals on its main terrorist database as well as the no fly list.

Celebrity Rabbi, Heal Thyself

Shmuley Boteach — rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal — has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.

Dallas Killers Club

Having now read less than one-tenth of one percent of the available books on the subject, I believe, with full consciousness that I’m only a newcomer, that they’re barking up the wrong conspiracy.

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