Just a few examples of Jonathan Vankin's reportage on a variety of intriguing subjects
THE PLAYER (San Jose Metro)
From 1992, the story of English soccer star Paul Mariner.
CAN DONALD TRUMP START A NUCLEAR WAR? (Heavy.com)
"5 Fast Facts" about a president's ability to launch a nuclear first strike, particularly as it applied to the former guy.
JESUS NEVER EXISTED, SAYS NEW REPORT (Inquisitr)
One of Vankin's more controversial articles, though he has no idea why.
TOP SECRETS (New York Times Magazine)
An inventory of facts and fiction about some of the greatest 20th century mysteries.
FAILED PROMISE (L.A. Weekly)
Vankin's thoughts on the crash of the Concorde.
HACKING TOWARD BETHLEHEM (Salon)
Strange but true tale of the boy who infiltrated MTV's database and made himself a star.
THE DONALD TRUMP RUSSIA CONNECTION (Inquisitr)
Key facts connecting Trump to Russia and Vladimir Putin, summarized succinctly.
VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE (San Jose Metro)
Published in 1989, this article about flaws in computerized voting systems remains all-too relevant today.
A LITTLE OFF THE TOP (Wired Magazine)
Head transplant surgery. It's not for everyone. But is it right for you?
THEY'RE YOUNG! THEY'RE HIP! THEY'RE THE CIA! (San Jose Metro)
The Agency infiltrates Silicon Valley and comes bearing cash. Venture capital, actually.
SUPERHEROES WITH ISSUES (L.A. Weekly)
Interview with the one and only Stan Lee and some thoughts on comic book neuroses.
VOTESCAM 2000 (New York Press)
A follow-up voting piece, written during the Bush v. Gore fiasco.