Parents of teen suicides have fought to put strict anti-bullying laws in 41 states. But they’re only effective, Lucinda Franks says, if teachers and schools end the conspiracy of silence.
Lucinda Franks is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who was on the staff of the New York Times and has written for the New Yorker and the New York Times Book Review and Magazine. Her latest book is My Father's Secret War, about her father, who was a spy for the OSS during World War II.
As nine Massachusetts teens face landmark charges for harassing 15-year-old Phoebe Prince so brutally she killed herself, The Daily Beast’s Lucinda Franks reports on the startling trend of bullying in a three-part investigation.
Why have five students in a small Ohio town killed themselves? Lucinda Franks on how bullying is taking lives.
As a group of teens in Massachusetts face landmark charges for harassing 15-year-old Phoebe Prince so brutally she committed suicide, Lucinda Franks speaks to teen bullies and a pioneering teacher about why kids torment peers.
Two people close to the Bernie Madoff investigation tell Lucinda Franks prosecutors will issue more indictments after Labor Day, and new evidence is pointing toward family members.
Sheryl Weinstein wasn't the only woman the Ponzi monster was fooling around with, writes Lucinda Franks—he had more than one extra-marital affair, as well as encounters with "masseuses."
Watching my husband—Sonia Sotomayor’s former boss—testify for the Supreme Court nominee turned out to be a great way to spend a birthday in Washington.
Bernie Madoff quietly slipped $2 million into a foundation created by his son Mark as the walls started closing in. Was this part of a scheme to divert cash? Lucinda Franks investigates.
New evidence suggests Bernie had powerful accomplices in his scheme—philanthropist Norman Levy and a second accountant. Lucinda Franks reports on the international investigation.