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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.
Vigilanteville
Written by David Kushner, AJAM
October 7th, 2014
James McGibney and his online army: The Bullyville founder aims to stop the worst of the worst on the Internet - but critics say he's the real bully.
The Masked Avengers
Written by David Kushner, The New Yorker
September 8th, 2014
How Anonymous incited online vigilantism from Tunisia to Ferguson.
We All Got Trolled
Written by David Kushner, Matter
August 25th, 2014
Supporters of Internet freedom rallied around weev before he went to prison. But now that the hacker is out, he’s douchier—and maybe scarier—than ever
A Leap of Faith
Written by David Kushner, Maxim
July 23rd, 2014
When three daredevils snuck into the new World Trade Center tower and jumped off, they were looking for adventure, excitement, and the freedom of flight. Instead, they may lose their freedom altogether.
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.
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.
The Wikileaks Mole
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
January 29th, 2014
How a teenage misfit became the keep of Julian Assange's darkest secrets - only to betray him.
Anonymous Vs. Steubenville
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
December 14th, 2013
Online vigilante Deric Lostutter helped expose the cover-up in the Steubenville rape case. Now he's facing more jail time than the convicted rapists.
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.
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