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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.
Undercover Anarchist
Written by David Kushner, Rolling Stone
March 1st, 2012
What happens when a cop falls in love with the radicals he's spying on? Mark Kennedy found out the hard way.
The All-American Bank Heist
Written by David Kushner, GQ
October 1st, 2010
It's a weekly occurence these days: the kooky bank robbery as seen on the local news. But every so often along comes a scheme of such ingenuity, such precision, that you can't help but stop and appreciate the craftsmanship. This is the tale of the fall
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