No More Normal

Jeff Stone
Interviews, DIY Culture + Secret Histories
Created 29 Nov 2020
  • My Media Diet: Untapped New York's Michelle Young
    29 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    Welcome to My Media Diet, a semi-regular feature where some of the brightest people around recommend books, discuss the music they’ve had on heavy rotation, and share some insights about their own wor...
  • Digging underwater, scientists are uncovering a lost world
    11 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Divers scour a submerged landscape (Photo: LAKD M-V, Landesarchäologie, Harald Lübke). Somewhere beneath the waves off the coast of Britain lies the remnants of an area where early humans lived in a f...
  • The case that one crime scene investigator can't forget
    13 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    (Wikicommons) Even after responding to more than 600 murders, suicides, burglaries and other harrowing scenes, there’s an incident that one forensic crime scene investigator can’t seem to forget. More...
  • Modern forensics are answering Civil War-era questions in rural Georgia
    31 Jul 2021 • 4 min read
    Atlanta rail yards destroyed in part by Union forces in 1864 (Library of Congress). Three hours east of Atlanta, outside a town called Millen, Georgia, a small team of investigators is trying to solve...
  • A conversation with the busiest police sketch artist in the world
    22 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    A sketch based on witness memory juxtaposed with a mugshot of Vito Arena, an accused armed robber (Lois Gibson). Police sketch artist Lois Gibson had just interviewed a witness to a murder in Houston ...
  • An LA murder and a 1950s tabloid frenzy
    26 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    The wealthy Dr. Bernard Finch and his mistress, Carole Tregoff, stand trial for the murder of Finch's wife, Barbara Finch (Los Angeles Public Library). For all the ink spilled on a murder trial that t...
  • How a Freemason mystery triggered a wave of conspiracies 200 years ago
    20 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    The banks of the Niagara River, where a critic of the Freemasons was last seen (Wikicommons). In 1826, a former bricklayer who had threatened to expose the secrets of the Freemasons disappeared from n...
  • Screaming Females consider what's next
    06 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    From left: Marissa Paternoster, Mike Abbate and Jarrett Dougherty of Screaming Females. (Photo credit: Colin Challender) One of the most prolific punk bands of the past decade is trying to figure out ...
  • Shadowing a street artist through Queens
    16 May 2021 • 4 min read
    Masked commuters barely even looked up from their phones on a recent afternoon in Queens when a street artist covered a mailbox with homemade glue and painted on it an image with a pink revolver accom...
  • Why are we still working five days a week?
    10 May 2021 • 3 min read
    (“Ruby Loftus Screwing a Breech-ring” is a 1943 painting by the British artist Laura Knight.) Get ready to start hearing a lot more about the four-day work week. Activists are embarking on a months-lo...
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