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Baseball strikes out

Baseball’s home run surge in the late ’90s and early 2000s was fueled by anabolic steroids. But fans didn’t want to hear the difficult truth about their heroes – and Major League Baseball refused to deal with a growing scandal.

Timber Wars

Thirty years ago, a fight over old-growth forests and the spotted owl forever transformed the way we see – and fight over – the natural world.

The ticket trap

Sports, theater and concert fans are excited venues are opening up again. So are clever ticket sellers who cash in on unsuspecting customers.

Monumental lies

Statues celebrating Confederates and conquistadors keep old myths alive, with stories of “benevolent slave owners,” heroic colonizers and enslaved people “contented with their lot.”