How One Man Changed Baseball — And Then Disappeared

For 20 years, he was the biggest name in youth baseball. His instructional videos entranced a generation of professional players and fans, and his iconic TV commercials turned him into a pop-culture phenomenon. But then, Tom Emanski was gone.

Fruits And Vegetables Are Trying To Kill You

Antioxidant vitamins don’t stress us like plants do — and don’t have their beneficial effect.

A Father And Son's Pitch For Baseball Glory

Japan’s traditional high-school baseball regimen has produced some of the world’s biggest baseball stars. But critics say the tough approach borders on child abuse. Is there a better way?

The Trials Of Penn State’s Ousted President

For 16 years, Graham Spanier oversaw the school’s growth from remote outpost of American higher education to top-tier public university. Now he is facing felony charges. How much should anyone pay for a sin of omission?

Green Menace

The U.S. military is supposed to protect this country’s citizens and soldiers, not poison them.

Foul Territory

How long do you have to react when a line drive is hit into the stands? Less time than it takes to yell “foul.”

The Rise Of Dark Tourism

War tourism is nothing new; from Waterloo to Gettysburg, armies gathering on battlefields have long been trailed by packs of eager spectators. What is new, says Philip Stone, director of the Institute for Dark Tourism Research at the UK’s University of Central Lancashire, is the commercialization of it.

The Many Crimes Of Mel Hall

He was a flamboyant player, a charismatic coach and a sexual predator.

What I Learned Compiling Records Of Carnage For The New York Times

After 350 posts and 40,000 deaths, a former Times reporter shares her experience of reporting every single shooting in America.

The State Of The American Dog

The most ubiquitous dog in the U.S. — the dog in whose face we see our collective reflection — is now the pitbull. Which makes it curious that we as a culture kill as many as three thousand of them per day.

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