Life inside Za’atari, a camp for Syrian refugees just across the Jordanian border, where “the dispossession is absolute. Everyone has lost his country, his home, his equilibrium. Most have lost a family member or a friend. What is left is a kind of theatrical pride, the necessary performance of will.”
Saturday, August 31
Friday, August 30
Chris, a 25-year-old black man, tries to get a good job.
In search of the former boxing champ, who refuses to believe he has HIV.
“At first, there is only a little sound, a metallic ping, almost a click.”
Thursday, August 29
Three days on road with former chef and current rap eccentric Action Bronson.
Meet Alan Chambers, former leader of Exodus International–a “pray the gay away” ministry.
From the proto-bleep to meta-bleep: how the US government protects us from the profane.
Wednesday, August 28
Eli Saslow is a staff writer at the Washington Post and a contributor at ESPN the Magazine.
"It's not really my place to complain about it being hard for me to write. I wrote the story ("After Newtown Shooting, Mourning Parents Enter Into the Lonely Quiet") and I got to leave it. And even when I was writing the story, I was only experiencing what they were experiencing in a super fractional way. The hard part is that it was a story where there are no breaks, there's no—it is this relentless, sort of bottomless pain and I struggled with that. … A story can only have so many crushing moments, otherwise they just all wash out. But the other truth is: it is what it is. It's an impossibly heartbreaking situation. And making the story anything other than relentlessly heartbreaking would've been doing an injustice to what they're dealing with."