Part two of an investigation that began in the Sunday Times. This is the exclusive account of a multimillion pound counterfeit Xanax empire that saw an entire generation hooked on benzodiazepines. Uses a range of techniques including exclusive sources and FOIs to uncover the details of the most extraordinary drugs operation in years.
There is no standard combination of drugs for the lethal injection. This is an explainer and a look at the drug cocktail's remarkable history.
In April 2017, the state of Arkansas executed four inmates because a batch of lethal injection drugs was due to expire. This year another batch of drugs is reaching its use by date – and three condemned men fear a triple execution.
Starship Troopers – which turned 20 on this day – was a cinematic version of the Milgram Experiment, seducing the viewer to the Federation's fascism by concealing it in familiar cinematic tropes. Like a lot of critics, I'm a sucker for the collision of high and low culture, so this B-movie/fash mash-up is one of my favourite films.
Comedian in chief: Barack Obama's joke writer on roasting Donald Trump and why Tony Blair isn't funny
It's sadly now an obsolete profession, but back when Obama was President, David Litt was one of the speechwriters tasked with writing (most of) his best gags.
Myth-busting Elvis: What's the truth behind the toilet shoot-outs, drug-use and two-way mirror stories?
A series of conversations with Presley's various biographers about some of the most persistent myths surrounding the King.
I used FOI in a not boring way: Thames Water wrote to the police to ask them to help work out how much water they were losing to cannabis farms. Unfortunately, it didn't amount to much.
Drug use among the 16-24s is no longer in decline, according to new figures from the government's Crime Survey.