Prosecutors and the press ate up the horrible tale of abuse told by the Hill children. With so many similar cases being discredited, why was everyone so quick to believe it?
by David Futrelle | Mar 14, 1996
The medical metaphor of 1903 was neurasthenia, an effeminizing weakness that Teddy Roosevelt cured by strenuous exercise and military adventure. Today we might call it the wimp factor.
by David Futrelle | Sep 19, 1991
Greil Marcus's obsessions may not always be interesting to readers, but they do save the author from much tedious research.
by David Futrelle | Dec 5, 1991
by David Futrelle | Jun 17, 2004
by David Futrelle | Dec 20, 2001
Our love affair with the "natural" may well do the world more damage than would a sensible acceptance of synthetic alternatives.
by David Futrelle | Sep 19, 1996
by David Futrelle | Aug 29, 1996
An appreciation of the "lost" manifestos and pamphlets of "Camden Joy," guerrilla critic.
by David Futrelle | Jul 4, 1996
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