Stories by Tony Dokoupil

  • Michael Peterson

    Justice Thinks Again

    ‘The Staircase’ revisits a jailed man—and the shoddy case against him.
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    The Last Dive?

    Funding for 
human expeditions 
to the 
watery depths appears 
to have run aground. 
As legendary explorer 
Sylvia Earle says goodbye to the ocean floor, are machines good enough to 
take her place?
  • Dustoff

    DUSTOFF 73 and the ‘Valley of Death’

    The assault targeted a key Taliban training camp in Afghanistan’s Kunar province. The mission was failing. The wounded were dying. The medevac team took off on the perilous mission to save them…
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    High Times in America

    Pot use in the United States is rising sharply, and voters may make it fully legal in two states this fall. Smart businessmen are banking on that happening.
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    The Real Indiana Jones

    Forrest Fenn has hidden a million dollars of his treasure—and he wants you to find it.
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    Going Easy on Joe Pa?

    Will an ill-timed bio by feel-good sportswriter Joe Posnanski be too nice to Joe Paterno? By Tony Dokoupil.
  • Elon Musk

    Elon Musk

    The cofounder of PayPal shoots for the stars.
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    Baby, You Can Drive My Car

    Pulitzer winner Paul Ingrassia's cruising history looks at how sheet metal helped to shape an era. By Tony Dokoupil.
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    The Devil in Deryl Dedmon

    In a parking lot in Mississippi, he killed a black man with his truck. He’s in jail for a hate crime—but his black friends disagree.
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    You Got Your Sperm Where?

    Meet a 'donorsexual' on the web—and he'll service you anywhere. Plus, key moments in insemination history. By Tony Dokoupil.
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    Michael Moore, Triumphant?

    The filmmaker talks about the vitriol he faced after 9/11, and why he thinks the last decade has proved him right.
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    Cinema Vérité

    The story behind the 9/11 documentary 'Finding Nicholas'
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    The Bitter Dads’ Club

    A new wave of burned-out fathers is coming to screens—and they’re angrier than ever.
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    Madman in Chief

    Was Richard Nixon too normal? Abraham Lincoln exceptionally deranged? Why we should look for a little bit of crazy in our leaders.
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    The Next Space Race

    As NASA's last shuttle takes flight, private companies are rushing to fill the astronaut gap.
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    Mad as Hell

    The anger that fueled the Arab Spring is now boiling over in Europe. Could club-wielding protesters be in America’s future, too?
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    America’s Top Liars

    James Stewart explains how Barry Bonds, Martha Stewart, and others built houses of deceit—and how America lost the truth.
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    Can Celine Dion Save Las Vegas?

    Sin City has no jobs, and the newly homeless are living in drainage pipes. But it also has its biggest act since Elvis.
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    Sorry About All the Bombs

    William Powell wrote a terrorist bible. Forty Years Later, he revisits his work.
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    The Last Company Town

    There was a time when employers provided everything: houses, hospitals, bars. Such a place still exists—but not for long. Welcome to Scotia, Calif.

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