Mac McClelland

11 articles
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How to Build a Perfect Refugee Camp

Why do Syrian civilians in a Turkish camp live in relative luxury?

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Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin.

“It’s insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife. It’s also insanity to close hospitals, fire therapists, and leave families to face mental illness on their own.”

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Hearts and Minds

How PTSD spreads from returning soldiers to their families.

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The Love That Dares

Confronting homophobia in Uganda.

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I Was a Warehouse Wage Slave

Reporting undercover from inside the online-shipping industry.

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I'm Gonna Need You to Fight Me on This

A reporter on how violent sex helped ease her PTSD.

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A Fistful of Dollars

On reservations, where policing hardly exists, bruiser-for-hire vigilantes are often the first choice for justice.

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For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question

A first-person account of the author’s time spent volunteering with a group of Burmese activists in Thailand, who turn out to be not Korean but in fact Karen, members of Burma’s persecuted ethnic minority. In the course of her time there, they show her videos of their risky forays across the border, and she shows them MySpace.

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Welcome to Haiti's Reconstruction Hell

On the utter brutality of life in the tent cities, one year after the earthquake.