The Best of the Beast, May 5-12
Our favorite stories for your weekend reading list.
by Michael Daly
Megan Boken was one of many slain by thieves going ‘Apple picking.’ But momentum is building to force manufacturers to install ‘kill switches’ that render stolen phones inoperable.
by Tim Teeman
In a candid interview, Jeff Herman, the Florida lawyer suing director Bryan Singer and other Hollywood power players, reveals his own, very personal experiences of sexual abuse.
by Kimberly Dozier
by Gene Robinson
All of us sincerely intend, when we take our wedding vows, to live up to the ideal of ‘til death do us part.’ But not all of us are able to see it through.
The intelligence agency’s irregular forces have been key to the fight against the Taliban since 2001. Now they’re being withdrawn—just as a bloody fighting season heats up.
by William O'Connor
Thomas Jefferson went broke, Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, and Arctic exploration got a new life, all because a massive volcano erupted in 1815.
by Eli Lake
Leaders from at least three of al Qaeda’s most virulent affiliates are now in Libya. What are they planning there?
by Jillian Lauren
As a teenager, I was the mistress of his brother—who ‘gave’ me as a gift to the sultan. And in just one night, we committed at least two offenses under his newly implemented penal code.
by Geoffrey R. Stone
The five justices in the majority in Monday’s First Amendment ruling showed no empathy for residents of a New York town who might not be Christian. But that shouldn’t surprise us.
by Kevin Fallon
From the wild weather to the harsh landscape, Iceland has its fair share of mystifying phenomena. But none is more fascinating than the elves. They’re real. And this woman will save them.
by Daniela Drake
Think a low fat diet is the key to health? Think again.