Herman J. Mankiewicz, The ‘Loser-Genius’ Hollywood And Hitler Tried To Erase
Herman J. Mankiewicz exposed a media tycoon’s love affair in a film plot, incited Nazis to ban his films from Germany, and successfully fought for credit on American cinema's greatest film.
Inside The Brave Life And Horrifying Death Of Undercover DEA Agent Kiki Camarena
After Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was found out by the Guadalajara cartel in 1985, he was kidnapped and tortured to death over the course of three days.
Meet Felix Gallardo, ‘The Bill Gates Of Cocaine’ Who Made Mexico A Narcotrafficking Capital
"The Godfather" of Mexican cocaine, Félix Gallardo spent 18 years growing his narcotics empire. But the brutal murder of an undercover DEA agent who infiltrated his cartel would be his demise.
Meet The Skoptsy, The Russian Religious Zealots Who Castrated Themselves To Be Closer To God
Like many Christian sects, Tsarist Russia's Skoptsy believed sex was a sin. Unlike most sects, they also believed that the only way to get to heaven was to cut off their own genitals.
How Panoramic Maps Drawn By Artists In Hot Air Balloons Changed 19th-Century America
Before the rise of photography in America, artists drew stunning "balloon maps" of their cities, giving ordinary citizens a bird's-eye view of their communities that they'd never seen before.
How Jimmy Savile Used Power And Fame To Abuse Hundreds Of Children For Decades
After Jimmy Savile's death in 2011, an investigation into sexual abuse allegations against the TV personality revealed at least 500 victims — some of whom were just two years old.
How Racism, Police Incompetence, And Lying Witnesses Put Walter McMillian On Death Row For Six Years
"The only reason I'm here is because I had been messing around with a white lady," Walter McMillian said from death row.
The Remarkable Life Of Bryan Stevenson, From The Segregated South To Death Row-Defying Lawyer
In the second grade, Bryan Stevenson's school placed him in the slowest of three groups because he was black. Now he's a Harvard Law School graduate who's saved more than 100 people from death row.
How Ken Miles Helped Ford Beat Ferrari Before Dying Tragically Behind The Wheel
From motorcycle races and commanding WWII tanks to leading Ford to victory over Ferrari at 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966, Ken Miles lived and died in the fast lane.
How Carroll Shelby Built America’s Most Iconic Muscle Car And Became A Racing Legend
From raising chickens to racing Cobras, Carroll Shelby's high-octane life led him from East Texas to global fame.