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Reasonable Doubt

Embrace ambiguity, investigate reality


Reasonable Doubt

There’s a fine line between educational vlogging and fearmongering. I went down the rabbit hole.

Photo by Janko Ferlič on Unsplash


Reasonable Doubt

Ex-CIA spooks talk Trump-Russia, JFK, and more at Valerie Plame’s inaugural espionage conference

Photo: Busà Photography


Reasonable Doubt

Everything you need to know about the mess that is America in 2019 can be explained by our deepening national belief that Bigfoot is real

Illustration: Erlend Peder Kvam

I. Patterson’s Beast


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Transhumanism is bringing some young Mormons back into the fold

All photos by Erin Clare Brown


Reasonable Doubt

What are thooose?

Illustration: Vasya Kolotusha


Reasonable Doubt

A private zoo owner thought he was taking good care of his bear. Activists say he was torturing her. The epic fight that ensued cuts to the heart of society’s reappraisal of the inner lives of animals.

Credit: picture alliance / Contributor/Getty Images


Reasonable Doubt

The Somali refugees living in a small meatpacking town in southwestern Kansas loved America. So did the three local men who wanted to kill them.

Illustration by Fran Rodriguez


Reasonable Doubt

The law says yes. My experience says otherwise.

Illustration: Anthony Gerace

O, my greatest enemy and benefactor in the whole world is this dumb-hearted mother, this America, in whose iron loins I have been spiritually conceived… But alas, our spiritual Mother devours, like a cat, her own children.

—Ameen Rihani, 1911


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Reclusive writer Whitley Strieber reflects on his career — and ‘the visitors’ that interrupted it

Whitley Strieber at an exhibition opening at the Annenberg Space for Photography in 2016. Photo: David Livingston/Getty

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