Welcome to Star City [1]Listen now | Thirteen years before William Shatner and the billionaires cruised space, Russia was training super-wealthy space tourists in their cosmon…
For visionary sci-fi authors William Gibson and Neal Stephenson, the future of our virtual lives starts with games.
"I Can Feel Myself Changing." My Rolling Stone Profile of Mark Zuckerberg, Age 21, Uncut.Listen now | In December 2005, I flew to Palo Alto to write one of the first major magazine profiles of Facebook's young founder. He made tea. He playe…
The gamer community inspired Alexis Ohanian to co-found Reddit. The future of our virtual lives, he says, will rise from the bottom up too.
The new season for the King of Texas is about to begin.
The verdict arrives on the murder of Brandon Smith.
Renaissance, Texas: Fantasy and Murder at the World's Biggest RenFaire [7]Listen now | It ain't easy being the Sheriff of Rennie town. Just ask Grimes County's own cowboy, Don Sowell.
How a glassblower from Utah turned a tiny Texas town into Renaissance land.
When Rennies don't play by King George's rules, he sends in the bulldozers.
"Live blow-up dolls" and tankards of ale. At the Texas Renaissance Festival, the Lone Star locals learned to let loose.
When "King" George Coulam created his Renaissance fantasy world in the heart of Texas, the local cowboys and the press came calling. And it was all ver…
Brandon Smith went to the Texas RenFaire on Navy leave. He didn't make it back.