investigations

What Is The ‘Monster Mash’? An Investigation

What Is The ‘Monster Mash’? An Investigation

When it comes to seasonal novelty songs, few have reached the level of dominance achieved by “Monster Mash”. Unlike, say, “Jingle Bells”, The Mash (as I will refer to it throughout this post) is now basically synonymous with its associated holiday, becoming the first and maybe only Halloween song readily…

How Private Donors Dodge Regulations And Supply Spy Gear To Cops

How Private Donors Dodge Regulations And Supply Spy Gear To Cops

In 2007, as it pushed to build a state-of-the-art surveillance facility, the Los Angeles Police Department cast an acquisitive eye on software being developed by Palantir, a startup funded in part by the Central Intelligence Agency’s venture capital arm.