George H.W. Bush knew the family of the man who shot Bush’s then-boss Ronald Reagan, in 1981. With the shooter now freed, it’s time, finally, to take a closer look.
Fifty years ago today, a shooter operating from a Texas university tower killed 16 in the largest massacre of its kind at the time. Today, Texas begins permitting concealed weapons on many campuses. Here’s a review of a related documentary.
Despite abundant accounts of what took place in the Pulse nightclub, most of the time Omar Mateen was in there is largely unaccounted for.
As we said, we’re going to follow the Orlando story closely, but be our usual careful yet persistent selves, not rushing to judgment on anything. For now, here are a couple of things that caught my eye in coverage by The New York Times. They were buried in the body of a long article, and that’s often Read More
This late-90s article by future WhoWhatWhy founder Russ Baker, on how a CIA experiment ruined a man’s life, was commissioned by The New York Times Magazine — which then declined to run it. Not published in the United States at the time, it ran in major publications around the world, and, later, on WhoWhatWhy. It is still explosive, and we thought it worth republishing.
A documentary on how rising real estate prices destroyed a tiny rock club that was more like a nightly happening, the kind of authentic creative endeavor that draws us to places such as New York.
A quiet movement aims to turn public universities into career mills, while transforming students into customers and professors into service deliverers.
When former pro footballer Steve Gleason learned he had a particularly horrible illness, he also found he was going to have a son. His story, in this documentary.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Texas Tower shootings. A creative new documentary brings the larger story to life.
A documentary about some surprising people in our midst.
When WhoWhatWhy finally got around to attending the cultural extravaganza called South by Southwest, we were intrigued to see what’s driving the zeitgeist. We were a bit surprised at what we found.