The legend of John DeLorean is just that: a legend. His reputation, once impeccable, was destroyed by a well-publicized arrest for cocaine trafficking.
It’s a great story, and a familiar arc: a rich, accomplished man brought down by his own hubris and greed. The fact that it's not remotely true never really seems to come up.
This week, we'll ressurect the legend, and piece together the remarkable story of John DeLorean, and the iconic car that bears his name.
It's hard to judge Lance Armstrong. While he's certainly a man who defied horrific odds to reach the absolute pinnacle of success, there is now zero doubt that he was also a cheater, a liar, and a bully.
Can we blame him? Should we hold athletes to higher standards than we hold, say, rock stars? Let's talk about it.
Once the Satanic Panic of the early 1980s really sets in, a group of daycare workers in Manhattan Beach, California, become the most hated people in America.
The fact that the allegations were absurd -- secret tunnels, beheadings, toilet bowl passageways -- didn't matter to a world obsessed with protecting its children.