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March 2016

Vol. 2 | No. 3

They dive for things they can barely see. And those things are bombs. Plus, stories from Berlin and of refugees, then and now.

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So Long, For Now

Introduction to Vol. 2 No. 3


Bomb Squad

In the dark waters of Cambodia, a group of men raise dangerous relics of a tumultuous past.


Echoes of the Past

Danes in the 1940s saved thousands of their Jewish neighbors from the gas chamber. One of those survivors sees a different Denmark today.


The Tough Legacy of Ulrike Meinhof

Forty years ago, the world's most famous terrorist hanged herself in her prison cell. What does Ulrike Meinhof's legacy reveal about perceptions of radical women?

January 2016

Vol. 2 | No. 2

There are no children in La Cienega, where the living feel closer to death. Plus, stories from Somalia and Iraq.

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Reason to Believe

Introduction to Vol. 2 No. 2


Dancing Dead

“When I talk to somebody dead downstairs, I tell him, ‘I’m alone. I’m alone.’ So they can join me.”


Hope for Somalia

Human rights lawyer Hamza Egal used to host radio shows in London. Now he’s trying to turn al-Shabaab's bloodied soil into farmland.


Fresh Paint

A photo essay

December 2015

Vol. 2 | No. 1

Myanmar was a made-for-media story; but how much of it was true? Plus, stories from West Virginia and the Aegean Sea.

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Aquarium

Introduction to Vol. 2 | No. 1


Capturing Myanmar

It was the perfect narrative: an oppressive regime, a liberation icon in jail, a popular struggle for freedom. How much of it was true?


Washed Away

What if your whole life disappeared overnight?


November 2015

Issue 13

For an isolated community at the Arctic Circle, the triplets were a sensation. Then one night, it all fell to pieces.

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Birthdays

Introduction to Issue 13


The Lost Brother

The Tale of the Grímsey Triplets

October 2015

Issue 12

The most difficult sport you've never heard of, the genocide Germany wants to forget and the lives of bridge-dwellers in Manila.

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Letter to My Daughter

Introduction to Issue 12


The High Act

He’s the guru of the most difficult sport you’ve never heard of — and he’s determined to change that.


Germany's Other Genocide

Israel Kaunatjike’s journey from Namibia to Germany bridged the victims and perpetrators of a forgotten crime.


Above and Below

A photo essay

September 2015

Issue 11

A young man named Azuz explains how to get from Syria to Germany on Europe's underground railroad. Plus, the price of journalism in India and ethical tourism.

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Capturing Myanmar

It was the perfect narrative: an oppressive regime, a liberation icon in jail, a popular struggle for freedom. How much of it was true?


War on Inaction

Introduction to Issue 11


Azuz and the Underground Railroad

He sailed the sea on an inflatable raft, slept with bees, lost all his money and enjoyed the hospitality of the Albanian mafia. Nothing is normal on Europe’s refugee highway.


Reporting Under Fire

India is among the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. When Jagendra Singh challenged a state minister, he was burned alive.


The Reading List for September 2015

Is it wrong to visit a “human zoo” if the subjects’ livelihoods depend on your visit? Journalist Melanie Keyte wrestles with ethical tourism in northern Thailand.

August 2015

Issue 10

JoJean Jodlowski heals with universal energy — inside the life of a modern witch. Plus, stories from Haiti, New Orleans and India.

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Why Tell a Story

Introduction to Issue 10


All Along the Massacre

Can a Haitian slum child become a diplomat?


10 Years Later

New Orleans says it’s roaring back, but one photographer’s decade-long project tells a different story.


JoJean, the Healer

A photo essay


The Reading List for August 2015

He cannot stand and only his left leg works, but BK still “owns the Delhi streets.”

July 2015

Issue 09

All stories look back and pull the past into the present. In this issue, the stories look back further — 1950s Tibet, 1990s Bosnia and more.

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Village of One

He survived the Srebrenica Massacre by hiding in the woods for 78 days, sometimes eating snails and grass. Now, 20 years later, Elvir Hafizovic works in the Srebrenica post office.



Murder on the Meramec

James Crocker shot an unarmed tourist to death near the river in his backyard. Some people in Steelville, a small rafting town in Missouri, thought Crocker was right.


The Reading List for July 2015

Justin Salhani covered the war in Syria from Lebanon for five years before moving home to the U.S. He left stories and friends behind; guilt came with him.

June 2015

Issue 08

Love and war, hard choices and 977 days as a hostage. Read stories from Montana, Jordan, Ukraine and Somalia.

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Love

Introduction to Issue 08


Maha's Soldier

A Syrian rebel fell in love with a diplomat’s daughter. War wasn’t their only obstacle.


D.I.Y. War

War is a part-time job in Ukraine. These are the stories of four civilians who heeded the call to the country’s defense.


Pain Killer

A Montana physician said his pledge to do no harm means prescribing pain relievers. The state said he was creating addicts.


The Reading List for June 2015

Michael Scott Moore spent 977 days captive to Somali pirates. “I didn't know how it would end.”

May 2015

Issue 07

Hundreds of young women in northern Vietnam are kidnapped to China and sold as wives, or worse. One organization devised a solution: kidnapping them back.

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Imagination

Introduction to Issue 07


Stolen to China

Hundreds of young women in northern Vietnam are being kidnapped to China and sold as wives, or worse. So one organization devised a solution: kidnapping them back.


The Last Prisoner of Ilha Grande

Julio de Almeida spent more than 50 years on the prison-island of Ilha Grande, among Brazil’s most dangerous criminals. Today, he is a free man.


Mopti to Timbuktu

A photo essay


The Reading List for May 2015

Marc Herman climbed an erupting volcano in Indonesia to interview a wizard who refused to evacuate. He was surprised by the man he met.

April 2015

Issue 06

No one will welcome them, and they cannot go home — documenting the lives of refugees. Plus, stories from Western Sahara and the fears of a DEA informant.

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Provenance

Introduction to Issue 06


A Trustworthy Asset

For 28 years, DEA informant Carlos Toro has helped the agency convict South American drug bosses like the ones he used to work for. Now in retirement, he’s facing deportation back into the hands of the cartel.


In a Forgotten Corner

The world’s largest minefield marks the front line of a frozen conflict over the Sahara Desert. With Islamism and impatience rising in Western Sahara, old grievances may ignite a new insurgency.


Unwelcome

A photo essay


The Reading List for April 2015

Journalist Katy Vine weaves a tale of “Cops and Robbers” — and a group of men who were both.

March 2015

Issue 05

When Badara Sayed’s son disappeared, she tried everything to find him — even infiltrating an Egyptian army base. Plus stories from California, South Africa and more.

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Onward

Introduction to Issue 05


The Disappeared

In military-ruled Egypt, hundreds of young men have disappeared and turned up days or months later in prison. When Badara Sayed’s son never turned up, she refused to be silent.


Life, Death and Chemicals

Much of America’s strawberry supply is farmed atop a rich deposit of oil. For a family living among the pesticides and drilling, the source of their health problems is a painful mystery. Welcome to the California tar sands.



The Reading List for March 2015

Shaun Raviv, author of “The Killers of Swaziland,” explains reporting on Africa as an outsider.

February 2015

Issue 04

Dmitriy Bulatov was beaten, gouged and crucified for protesting in Kiev. After the revolution, he was a cabinet minister. Plus, stories from India, Greece and Bolivia.

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Wanderers

Introduction to Issue 04


They Almost Killed Dmitriy Bulatov

Dmitriy Bulatov was beaten, gouged and crucified for using cars to protest against the Ukrainian government. Weeks later, he was a cabinet minister.


The Messenger of God

An Indian guru has millions of loyal followers. He is also under investigation for rape, murder and the castration of hundreds of men.


The Loud Silence

In 2013, the Greek government dismantled its national news network — the equivalent of Britain shuttering the BBC. But even now, more than a year later, the journalists refuse to quit.


Union Kids

Ever since Bolivia’s child laborers unionized to defend their right to work, kids as young as 10 can legally shine shoes, clean homes and sell cigarettes.


10,000 Monks

A photo essay

January 2015

Issue 03

When a suicide bomber explodes in Kabul, Khwaja Naqib Ahmad entombs both terrorists and victims. Plus, stories from Indiana, Poland and Turkey.

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Introduction

About Issue 03


The Gravedigger of Kabul

When a suicide bomber explodes in Kabul, Khwaja Naqib Ahmad entombs both terrorists and victims.


The New Old Country

Many Jews think of Poland as a Jewish graveyard. But in the new Old Country, even a skinhead can become a Jew.


The Mystery of the Old Carpenter

The Old Carpenter is a Midwestern icon and a source of pride for an Indiana town. When Bob Ketterer came forward as the carpenter’s grandson, he discovered he wasn’t the only one.


Refugee City

While many Syrian refugees live in camps, one Turkish city is adjusting to an influx of more than 100,000 new neighbors.

December 2014

Issue 02

In a picturesque Lebanese town of retirees and Christians, nothing too bad ever seemed to happen — then the Islamic State arrived. Plus, stories from Chicago, Mexico and Oklahoma.

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Edge of Evil

In a picturesque Lebanese town of retirees and Christians, nothing too bad ever seemed to happen. Then the Islamic State arrived.


Until the Sun Comes Up

For an overnight shift reporter in America’s murder capital, the beat is an education in violence and its aftermath, marked by powerful snapshots of grief.


Detroit, 1972

A fiery Oklahoma basketball coach and a brilliant Chicago lawyer wouldn’t stand for racial inequality. But after they rankled the power structure, their lives unraveled until they were jobless, imprisoned and, ultimately, dead. The story of their civil rights crusade is finally told.


The Sacking of Mega

In September, a devastating hurricane slammed into Los Cabos, Mexico, ripping up the power grid and destroying buildings. But the storm was only the beginning.

November 2014

Issue 01

What happened when scores of child molesters moved to a small town that didn’t want them. Plus, stories from Trinidad, California and Laos.

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The Hunger Striker

Wayne Kublalsingh is willing to die to stop the construction of a highway through Trinidad. But does anyone care?


The Men Who Conquered the Mekong

When a commercial plane crashed into a murky river, killing 49 people, Southeast Asia’s poorest nation had no salvage divers to recover their bodies and the black box. So they called in the next best thing: 11 mechanics, welders and electricians.


Sex Offender Redemption

A colony of child molesters and sexual predators moved to a small town that didn’t want them. This is the story of what happened when they started showing up at church.


Everybody Loves Walter

While other Southern California beaches were developed or protected, Ormond Beach was the place you’d go to dump bodies and toxic waste. Then a homeless man took up residence in a shipping container, and everything changed.

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