Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Carlos De Luna execution

An interview with the former Death House chaplain at The Walls -- the man who ministered to Carlos De Luna in the hours before he was executed by the State of Texas on December 7, 1989. Rev. Carroll Pickett says that the execution of Carlos De Luna was the most difficult one in which he was involved -- and he ministered to 95 men on the day they died. Failure magazine also covered the Carlos De Luna story in 2008 as part of a feature on At the Death House Door -- a feature that addressed whether or not Americans are educated enough about capital punishment to make a well-reasoned decision about the issue.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

75th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Disaster (and other airship accidents)

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg airship disaster, which abruptly put an end to the Zeppelin era. It was the first time a major aviation accident took place with reporters present, captured on film for all the world to see. Unbeknownst to many today, the airship already had a long history of spectacular mishaps before the Hindenburg went up in flames.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Failure magazine feature on 'Glock' makes the front page of Reddit

If you haven't had a chance to read it already, Failure magazine's feature on Glock: The Rise of America's Gun (Crown), has been immensely popular, making the front page of Reddit this past Tuesday. Thanks Redditors!