DC Madam, Little Black Book

Will D.C. Madam’s Infamous “Little Black Book” Emerge?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yes, Madam. Call us crazy, but we do think it’s a little strange when a person ends up dead exactly the way they said would never happen. Especially if that person was in possession of documents that could topple the careers of hundreds of powerful people. “D.C. Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey said she would never Read More

The Mysterious Death of an Artist Whose Drawings Were Too Revealing

Reading Time: 18 minutes In March of 2000, the acclaimed conceptual artist Mark Lombardi was found hanged in his New York apartment. It was ruled a suicide. But Lombardi was no ordinary artist. His pieces , “Interlocks” as they were called, shone an unwelcome light on the Vatican, the Mafia, the Bushes, international financiers, and the CIA. His biographer, Patricia Goldstone tells his story to WhoWhatWhy’s Jeff Schechtman.

Youth Jailed at Age 16 for Years with No Trial, Kills Self—Who’s Responsible?

Reading Time: 13 minutes Sixteen-year-old Kalief Browder spent three years in jail without a trial before the charges were dropped—including more than two years in solitary. His experience left him a broken young man. Before he killed himself, he attempted to expose how authorities employed extraordinary pressure to compel confessions of guilt.