Cease to Exist, Part III: Fairy Tale of Hollywood

Cease to Exist, Part III: Fairy Tale of Hollywood

It's what Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Doesn't Depict That's Truly Evil.

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Read of the Year: Kaleb Horton on America's Strangest Kidnapping

Read of the Year: Kaleb Horton on America's Strangest Kidnapping

Writer Kaleb Horton penned the best piece of journalism in years. It's out this week, and describes the strangest crime to ever occur in the American West.

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Cease to Exist, Part II: Back to the Top of the Slide

Cease to Exist, Part II: Back to the Top of the Slide

30 years after the Manson Family murders, a journalist takes a fresh look at the story. 20 years of work later, his book challenges everything we know about the story.

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Cease to Exist

Cease to Exist

Fifty Years Ago, The Manson Family Was Sent To Death Row. Part I In A Series About The Mysteries Which Remain.

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Only The Moon As Witness

Only The Moon As Witness

Explaining Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, where Israeli apartheid exploded this month into an assault on Gaza, through my field work a decade ago amongst the residents there.

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A Walk Along the Green Line

A Walk Along the Green Line

A fast fact sheet introducing you to Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem, flashpoint for the Palestinian-Israeli crisis this month.

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Texas By The Tail

Texas By The Tail

They Say Everything in Texas is Bigger. Including America's Warped Pathology. How Texas's legacy of crime fiction can educate us about America today.

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Dream Factory

Dream Factory

The Oscars Sell Phony Dreams. Good Thing Hollywood's Nightmares Are So Honest.

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6 min read

Paid Subscriber-Only Post: Cease to Exist, Part III

Paid Subscriber-Only Post: Cease to Exist, Part III

Part III of an ongoing series about the Manson Family, for paid subscribers only.

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He Walked By Night

He Walked By Night

Welcome Back to "Welcome to Sullyville," now on Ghost! Allow me to reintroduce myself and to clarify the mission of this newsletter: tracing the darkest corners of the gilded American underworld, that morass of crime, corruption, and inequity which defines our country today.

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Legitimate Business

Legitimate Business

How Wall Street Put Organized Crime Out of Business

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Ghosts

Ghosts

The Savagery of America, 2021

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Electric Dreams

Electric Dreams

When Even A Sci-Fi Wasteland Seems More Alluring Than Reality

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Holidays in Hanoi

Holidays in Hanoi

Finding Meaning In The Coldest Winter

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Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

Cherry Blossoms and Coronavirus

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