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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.
The Hacking of Hollywood
Written by David Kushner, Backchannel
November 23rd, 2015
In a town where everyone has been pwned, or soon will be, there’s no such thing as false paranoia. Which brings us to Oliver Stone and his upcoming Snowden biopic.
Rodeo and Rhino Horns
Written by David Kushner, Men's Journal
November 20th, 2014
How a former steer wrestler became one of America’s biggest wildlife traffickers.
The Six Seconds Between Love and Hate
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
June 26th, 2014
They were Vine's first superstars, falling in love online, and making lots of money from it. But once they met in the real world, things went horribly wrong.
The Flight of the Birdman
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
March 11th, 2014
How did a chain-smoking geek from Hanoi design the viral hit Flappy Bird - and why did he walk away?
Dead End on Silk Road
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
February 13th, 2014
It was the eBay of vice, an online hub of guns, drugs and crime. But its alleged founder soon learned that you can't rule the underworld without spilling some blood.
Sale of the Century
Written by David Kushner, Playboy
May 19th, 2013
Matthew Cox was the world's greatest real estate fraudster - unti the bubble burst. With the law on his tail, no matter how much plastic surgery he had to hide his identity, he couldn't escape his own face in the mirror.
Cold Fusion
Written by David Kushner, Outside
March 15th, 2013
Meltwater from ancient glaciers: that’s how Alaska Distillery iceberg cowboy Scott Lindquist starts his vodka recipe. And to get it, he uses ropes, climbing screws, and a hockey stick to lasso-car-size cubes in Prince William Sound.
The Last Hillbilly Hero
Written by David Kushner, Maxim
October 1st, 2012
Crime, whiskey & homemade sex machines: The life, death and legacy of Popcorn Sutton, America's greatest moonshiner.