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Dept. of (my) History

Dept. of (my) History

Penthouse sent me to Las Vegas in 1998 to interview Bodacious, the meanest rodeo bull that ever lived. I found him on display in a Home Depot parking lot. What could go wrong?
When Your Beat Cop Talks About Wanting A Race War

When Your Beat Cop Talks About Wanting A Race War

A dispatch from Wilmington about this city's ongoing struggle to once and for all put its notorious past in the past.
The Dept. of (my) History: Marky Mark Revisited

The Dept. of (my) History: Marky Mark Revisited

I was just hanging around my house when my Twitter feed exploded about Mark Wahlberg. Let me explain...
Quarantined: Cardinals Have No Teeth — and other things you learn birdwatching online

Quarantined: Cardinals Have No Teeth — and other things you learn birdwatching online

I realized I had to change my browser preferences so Google News isn't the first thing I see. Instead...
Dept. of (my) History

Dept. of (my) History

One of my most challenging assignments involved looking into the death of an African American teen found hanged in a small Southern town. What I learned doesn't square with a new documentary about his death.
Dept. of (my) History

Dept. of (my) History

In 1982, I wrote a story about AIDS that mentioned 958 cases had been reported worldwide. Forty years on, the total is 75 million. I'm reposting the piece as a document of what it was like to be in NYC at the dawn of the crisis.