12 days ago | Longform
Two hours before her redeye Greyhound was scheduled to snort out of the lot, Valerie Bozeman walked into the bus station in Oakland, California. She was traveling light: $93 in her pocket, a tote bag full of underwear and toothpaste courtesy of th...
1 month ago | Real Estate
Randolph Williams, a stocky African-American accountant, stood outside the rusted gates of Lincoln Memorial Cemetery on an afternoon in 2001, mentally fishing around for memories from nearly five decades back. Try as he might, his past recollectio...
2 months ago | Longform
There were raised voices and broken glass and the high-voltage emotions that pinball between a wild teen and her worried mom. In their Davie home, Bonnie had installed new locks on the windows to keep her 16-year-old daughter, Cathy, from sneaking...
3 months ago | Longform
The .223 slugs racing from the barrel of Suleiman Yousef's M4 rip over the mud before sinking through paper targets. A wall of raised earth backstops the gunfire. Five other men in fatigues pop off more rifle rounds. Then, following Yousef's lead,...
4 months ago | Crime
The week before he was killed by a brick-wielding, 400-pound mental patient, Terry Young told his mother not to worry. It was a Saturday in late April 2013. Bettye White, a retired elementary-school principal, had made her weekly trip to see to he...
4 months ago | Longform
It was supposed to be easy. Edouard Rene Joseph was a combat vet, Desert Storm, so he had trimmed the situation down to simple mission objectives: Get into the country, pick up the kids, leave the country. One day, tops. No big deal. "It's not," h...