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An Oral History of Trump’s Love of Van Damme’s ‘Bloodsport’

“We hadn’t been airborne long when Trump decided to watch a movie. He’d brought along Michael, a recent release, but 20 minutes after popping it…

Inside Facebook’s Underground Market for Rare Meat

Late last month, a Facebook user posted a stock image of a charred tentacle resting on a grill, with a prompt to the nearly 4,500…

A Spiritual History of Grifting Preachers

The Gemstones have never had much use for understatement. As the new Danny McBride-created HBO series The Righteous Gemstones opens, the eponymous family is now…

The Rise and Fall of the Most Dangerous Publisher in America

A contract killer, a two-bit swindler and a former Republican politician. What do they all have in common? They were all convicted criminals, and they…