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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.
Sponge-Fraud!
Written by David Kushner, Vanity Fair
July 6th, 2012
Artist Todd White seemingly had it all. With a multi-million-dollar art brand, collectors and clients ranging from Sylvester Stallone to Coca-Cola, and a burgeoning reputation in art-mad Britain, his days as lead character designer of SpongeBob SquarePant
Creating His ‘Living World in a Box’
Written by David Kushner, Game Pro
July 9th, 2010
Dave Jones, entrepreneurial game designer known for Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings, talks about getting beat up by Scottish gangs as a kid for achieving a high score in Galaga, how GTA originally had dinosaurs roaming its city streets, and his new open-wor
The Slow and the Furious
Written by David Kushner, Wired
September 22nd, 2009
The golf carts are coming. They're electric, eclectic, and the vehicle of choice at a sprawling Florida seniors' community. Watch out, laides, Grandpa's got a brand-new hot rod.
Drug-Sub Culture
Written by David Kushner, New York Times Magazine
April 26th, 2009
The latest way to move cocaine out of Colombia? Underwater.
Boyz Under the Hood
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
November 13th, 2008
Inspired by a renegade teacher, the kids at Philly's toughest high school are saving the environment - and themselves.
Welcome to Star City
Written by David Kushner, Wired
October 25th, 2008
Going to space? First stop: eight months of grueling training in Russia's Star City.
The Dungeon Master
Written by David Kushner, Wired
March 1st, 2008
The life and legacy of Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons.