Melissa Hung

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  • 14 years ago

    In Huntsville recently, the Texas Board of Criminal Justice approved policy changes that eliminate the requirement for guards to fire warning shots. Now, officers may also respond with deadly force, which allows them to shoot at an inmate's torso ...

  • 14 years ago

    If leprechauns were full-grown, they might resemble something like Ron Lee Wehnes, whose ruddy face sports a bulbous nose and a short beard. And instead of guarding pots of gold, they might look after rusty sculptures, like Wehnes does. For five y...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Randall Shook's body was at war with itself. Sitting on the concrete floor, Shook gathered his legs close to his chest and groaned. Chills traveled the lanky frame of his body, causing him to shake uncontrollably. His head burned from fever, and h...

  • 14 years ago

    You wouldn't know by looking at Bobby Beaver that he is an anime fan. He wears normal clothes for a 31-year-old man: polo shirts and jeans, with sneakers. He works as a salesman at Conn's electronics store. He cracks jokes often, making the kind o...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Every year for the past 12 years, fans of anime -- Japanese animation -- have converged on Dallas in the summer heat for their own special convention, a crowded and somewhat disorganized affair called Project A-kon. Some come in elaborate homemade...

  • 14 years ago | Longform

    Ask Eliza how she came to be an artist, and she simply says, "I was already one," as if at her conception, genes marked the developing glob of dividing cells as an artist -- and she was born one in the same way she was born a girl. Eliza grew...