Richard Parker delivers a provocative and eye-opening look at the most explosive and controversial state in America, where everything is bigger, bolder - and is shaping the future of America. Americans today are reckoning with a new Texas - that love-it-or-hate-it giant slice of America that has sparked controversy, bred presidents, and fomented change from the Civil War to the election of George W. Bush and the Iraq War.
"Don't be mislead"
When did you last Google yourself? Wealthy businessman, Will Frost, gets woken in the middle of the night by an anonymous caller, asking him exactly this. When Will goes online, he finds a website has been set up in his name, showing photographs of the inside of his home, along with photographs of six houses he has never seen before. In the first of these strange houses, a gruesome murder has already taken place. Will is then told that his own family is in mortal danger.
More than a year after the attack in Benghazi, nothing is resolved. There are still many questions as to what the U.S. government knew prior to the attacks, why it didn't respond to calls for more security and why it continued to claim the attack was the result of an anti-Muslim video when it was clear it was a planned terrorist attack.
Your worst nightmare just went viral…After being involved in a severe car accident and a vicious roadside assault, Beth Jordan wakes briefly to discover a coach party of students recording the aftermath with their phones. Beth furiously attacks the crowd before being restrained and lapsing into a coma. When she wakes in hospital, Beth is horrified when she’s told the video clips have been shared online and that millions of people around the world have now seen the incident.
"How Austin Beat Uber" is from the May 11, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Richard Parker and narrated by Caroline Miller.