Items by Tom Zoellner

How Arizona's culture helped shape the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords
How Arizona's culture helped shape the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords
If you want to understand why Jared Lee Loughner shot Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and 18 others at a Tucson Safeway in 2011, look to Arizona’s soulless culture and vitriolic politics.
The Eastern Frontier
The Eastern Frontier
New York City is really the West, buried under time's wrapping.
Butte ponders the power of Evel
Notorious daredevil Evel Knievel is the star of Butte, Montana’s "Evel Knievel Daze," but not everybody in his hometown looks up to him