Ben Crair
Story Editor

The Supreme Court Just Approved a Lethal Injection Drug that No One Understands
June 29, 2015

Lethal injection is often beyond the expertise of nearly everyone who participates in it.

Lethal Entanglements
May 19, 2015

Lethal injection was supposed to be a cleaner, more humane version of capital punishement. Instead, this happened.

The Exhibitionist
March 04, 2015

Daryl Richardson built a jungle in the heart of Dallas and filled it with exotic creatures. No one asked any questions—until he set his sights on the world’s rarest sloth.

Exclusive Emails Show Ohio's Doubts About Lethal Injection
August 17, 2014

Five years before Arizona took two hours to execute an inmate, officials in Ohio worried the same drugs would cause prisoners to "gasp" and "hyperventilate"—and used them anyway.

Photos from a Botched Lethal Injection
May 29, 2014

In 2006, mistakes in the Florida death chamber inflicted chemical burns on a prisoner and may have suffocated him to death. 

Cruel But Not Unusual
April 30, 2014

Clayton Lockett's death revealed a problem with lethal injection more fundamental than the drugs.

Chipotle Is Ruining Lunchtime
April 03, 2014

Long lines and too many choices is a recipe for stress.

Can't Work, Must Chat
March 05, 2014

How Internet chat made everyone's jobs impossible.

Now You Can Spend $35.99 on 'Small Batch' Artisanal Toothpicks
January 29, 2014

How much would you spend on a toothpick soaked in scotch or rolled in sea salt?