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Escape to Zoom Island
Written by David Kushner, GQ
April 27th, 2022
When the pandemic untethered millions of workers from their offices, a new species of digital nomad was born. On a sun-dappled island in the middle of the ocean, a group of them is engaged in a novel experiment that might foretell the future of work.
Renaissance, Texas
Written by David Kushner, Disruptor
September 26th, 2021
Fantasy and murder at the world's biggest Renaissance festival.
The Future of Nature Therapy Is Psychedelic
Written by David Kushner, Outside
September 20th, 2021
Oregon voters have opened the door to treating mental illness with substances like ketamine and psilocybin. In a peek at the future, our seeker attends a backwoods retreat where patients get help from a powerful combination of drugs and the outdoors.
Neuro Force
Written by David Kushner, Esquire
April 2nd, 2019
Six years ago, three former Mossad agents launched an experimental Israeli Army program to recruit those on the autism spectrum, harnessing their unique aptitudes—their "superpowers," as one soldier puts it.
A Pox on Us All
Written by David Kushner, Wired
March 25th, 2019
Synthetic Biology is making it easier than ever to produce life-saving vaccines - and life-taking viruses that humanity is not prepared to fight.
The Great Heavy Metal Hoax
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
December 14th, 2018
How a down-on-his-luck headbanger fabricated a persona, faked a tour, and promoted himself as a hard-rock savior
All Rise
Written by David Kushner, Esquire
August 21st, 2018
How Viagra went from a medical mistake to a $3-billion-dollar-a-year industry
Money for Nothin’
Written by David Kushner, Esquire
May 1st, 2018
A bank glitch gave a 24-year old, down-on-his-luck Australian man access to unlimited funds. Then he did exactly what you think he did with it.
The Coldest Case
Written by David Kushner, Foreign Policy
July 7th, 2016
Eugene Mallove gave up everything to pursue the holy grail of nuclear energy. Did it cost him his life?
Will Virtual Reality Change Your Life?
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
May 23rd, 2016
How a teenager created Oculus Rift in his parents' SoCal garage, sold it for $2 billion and may have launched a virtual reality revolution.
Fear This Man
Written by David Kushner, Foreign Policy
April 26th, 2016
To spies, David Vincenzetti is a salesman. To tyrants, he is a savior. How the Italian mogul built a hacking empire.