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White Devil Kingpin
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
February 18th, 2015
How did a homeless kid from Boston transform himself into a major overlord in Chinatown's criminal underworld?
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 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.
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.
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.
Vile Rat
Written by David Kushner, Playboy
March 28th, 2013
Diplomat Sean Smith lived in two worlds, but he died in one. This is the story of the American hero and Eve Online gamer known as "Vile Rat."
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.
A Home at the End of Google Earth
Written by David Kushner, Vanity Fair
October 28th, 2012
Separated from his older brother at a train station, five-year-old Saroo Munshi Khan found himself lost in the slums of Calcutta. Nearly 20 years later, living in Australia, he began a painstaking search for his birth home, using ingenuity, hazy memories,
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.