‘Umbrella Man’ May Be the Latest in the Long, Sordid Use of Agent Provocateurs Against Black Activists

From Hoover’s COINTELPRO program to the NYPD, subversive agents have always worked to collapse the Civil Rights movement from within. But now, the real enemy is hiding in plain sight.

How the CIA, FBI and Secret Service Come Up With Their Code Names

Rawhide, Tumbler, Mogul, Lancer… Smurfette? What’s the secret behind the coolest (and weirdest) White House code names?

The FBI Investigator Who Went Undercover to Rescue the Bill of Rights

Robert Wittman, former head of the FBI’s Art Crimes Department, on the gritty underworld — and Hollywood fiction — of stolen treasure

Bill Tench Is the Unlikely Heartthrob of ‘Mindhunter’

Turns out we all want a burly, flat-topped, domestic beer-swilling dad to set us straight