Tony Doukopil is a senior writer for NBC News and the author of The Last Pirate, a book about a father, his son, and the golden age of marijuana.

Parent Problem

Big Tony Doukopil was a successful marijuana drug lord in the ’70s and ’80s. To his son, he was Dad. And then, as the son explains in an excerpt from his new book, it got complicated.

X Marks the Spot

An annotated guide to The Thrill of the Chase, and to the best-selling author every hopeful hunter needs to know to decode his poem and find the gold.


Hugh McCutcheon’s steely resolve has put the U.S. women’s team in reach of their first gold. Tony Dokoupil on how the coach is coping with the murder that rocked his family at the last Games.