Paul Ciotti


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  • 12 years ago | Longform

    First there were the threats. “I’m going to kill that son of a bitch. I’m going to kill that motherfucker. I’m going to take out Mickey. I’m too smart to get caught. I’ll have him wasted. He’ll never see a...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Illustrations by Joel KimmelTo read the first part of Beheading on Mount Baldy, click here. As Marcia subsequently explained, when she and Judy first moved in with Jack, they had big plans to do all sorts of things together, from starting a comput...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Illustrations by Joel KimmelJack Irwin wasn’t a recluse. He liked people just fine. But he liked them in small doses. For 18 years he lived alone in a small cabin on a steep, rocky slope on Mount Baldy, a mile or two below the ski lift. Racco...

  • 15 years ago | Longform

    Photos by Virginia Lee Hunter ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2003, AROUND 5:30 P.M., a single-engine Cessna 172 passes over the Santa Monica Mountains, just west of the 405 freeway, heading southeast at 3,500 feet. Over the next 10 minutes it will fly ove...

  • 19 years ago | Longform

    Twenty-five years ago, when I was a junior reporter and stringer for the San Francisco bureau of Time magazine, I came across the greatest story I never wrote, which was actually a pretty smart decision at the time, given that the story had no end...


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