On an Indonesian town that serves both as stopping point for those seeking to reach Australia by boat and a hotspot for short term ‘contract marriage,’ which allows Saudi tourists a loophole to engage in Islamic-sanctioned prostitution.
Saturday, April 13
Friday, April 12
Life in Green Bank, West Virginia, a town without cell signals and a haven people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (a disease that may or may not exist).
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A profile of Kehinde Wiley, a painter who inserts the “brown faces” that have historically been relegated to the background in Western art.
Thursday, April 11
Charles Pierce’s classic GQ profile of Tiger Woods, annotated.
An investigation into a scholarly hoax.
Wednesday, April 10
Patrick Symmes is a foreign correspondent and contributor to Outside and Harper's.
"They rolled us up like a cheap carpet. We were locked in a room for 14 hours. And for the first six hours that was okay. Everything was nice; there was coffee. But then the nightshift came on. You could hear gunshots in the street, and these guys were scared. And they were thugs. And they were thugs with a mission: to get rid of every foreigner who might witness what was happening."
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