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Exclusive: Emails Reveal a State's Worries About Problematic Execution

thenewrepublic.com — On July 23, Arizona took 117 minutes to execute a convicted murderer named Joseph Rudolph Wood III. It was not the nation's first execution to last that long. In September 2009, Romell Broom entered the Ohio death chamber and exited two hours later still breathing-the only inmate in U.S.

Exclusive: Emails Reveal a State's Worries About Problematic Execution

newrepublic.com — On July 23, Arizona took 117 minutes to execute a convicted murderer named Joseph Rudolph Wood III. It was not the nation's first execution to last that long. In September 2009, Romell Broom entered the Ohio death chamber and exited two hours later still breathing-the only inmate in U.S.

2014 Botched Executions: The Worst Year in Lethal Injection History

newrepublic.com — On Wednesday afternoon, a prisoner named Joseph Rudolph Wood III suffered what was one of the longest executions in U.S. history. Executioners in Arizona began pumping the lethal drugs into Wood's veins at 1:57 p.m. His death was not pronounced until nearly two hours later at 3:49 p.m.

Lethal Injection Photos: Angel Diaz's Botched Execution in Florida

newrepublic.com — On December 13, 2006, the state of Florida botched the lethal injection of Angel Diaz. The execution team pushed IV catheters straight through the veins in both his arms and into the underlying tissue. As a result, Diaz, who was convicted of murder in 1986, required two full doses of the lethal drugs, and an execution scheduled to take only ten to 15 minutes lasted 34.

Clayton Lockett Execution Botched: The Problem with Lethal Injection

newrepublic.com — On Tuesday night, after Oklahoma botched the lethal injection of Clayton Lockett, the director of the Department of Corrections said Lockett's vein had not only "blown," but actually "exploded." Many people immediately pointed out that Oklahoma had used for the first time a new drug combination-one of five different formulas it laid out in a new execution protocol.

Chipotle Is Ruining Lunchtime: Long Lines and Too Many Choices

newrepublic.com — Step away from the burrito. It's not your waistline I'm worried about. It's lunchtime. Chipotle is ruining my favorite part of the workday (the part with no work). The problem isn't the food: In many places, you won't find a better burrito. My gripe is with the style of service.

Office Gchat: How Instant Message Makes Work Harder

newrepublic.com — An open office is never more silent than when there's something to talk about. It may typically be as noisy as an engine room: conference calls, creaking chairs, that coworker who can't stop coughing. But as soon as something happens- someone slams his phone or sends an angry staff-wide email-the workplace snaps into order.

Daneson Toothpicks: The Latest Product for "Bro-tisinal Men"

newrepublic.com — When I was a kid, I could imagine no worse job than working in a toothpick factory. It seemed like the epitome of tedium, and I always chose it as my "bad" option in fortune-telling games like MASH. It never occurred to me that there could be artisanal toothpicks.

GChat Typing Indicator: The Most Awkward Feature of Online Chat

newrepublic.com — The first letter of a text or instant message is the most important. Never mind the actual meaning of the words it introduces; the mere keystroke is a starter pistol. Once you're off, you need to complete your message quickly. That's because most chat clients let you know when your partner is typing a message.

Adventure for Men: My Trip With the Wilderness Collective on Mt. Baker

newrepublic.com — Once there was a toilet on Mount Baker, Larry said. It was nothing fancy: just a fiber-glass box with a hole on top. It was there at 7,000 feet for anyone who reached it, which must have been enough people to justify the trouble of installing it in the first place.
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Dec 16, 2014

@max_read I don't know what shitty translation you're reading

Dec 15, 2014

Reading Dante...Apparently the top knot is fashionable in the 9th circle of hell. pic.twitter.com/UN6AisSNYR

Dec 11, 2014

RT @ChloeSchama: A piece I wrote about finding out I was a character in a novel for @TheCut: nymag.com/thecut/2014/12…

Dec 10, 2014

I know it is a children's movie but I already find the new Pixar flick Inside Out basically impossible to follow

Dec 10, 2014

"little dogs are in as latest New Orleans bridesmaids accessories" blog.nola.com/new_orleans/20…

Nov 25, 2014

do the creators of Jurassic World expect me to believe that a mosquito bit a pilosaur

Nov 10, 2014

@willystaley i had my requisite college pynchon phase but that was well before he wrote inherent vice. maybe i'll revisit

Nov 10, 2014

inherent vice trailer kind of looks like a remake of the big lebowski

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