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The Lost Buddhas of Bamiyan

Picking up the pieces in Afghanistan.


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Island of Secrets

Searching for the mysterious tree kangaroo in one of the most remote places on Earth.

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Blood in the Sand

Investigating the murder of a Costa Rican conservationist.

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Confessions of a Drone Warrior

During his nearly six years in the Air Force, Airman First Class Brandon Bryant flew hundreds of missions and logged almost 6,000 hours of flight time. He killed or helped kill 1,626 people. And he never left Nevada.

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Excuse Us While We Kiss The Sky

Navigating the sewers of London and summiting the peaks of Paris with a group of urban explorers.

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Mississippi Drift

An ill-fated trip down the river with a group of anarchists.

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So You Think You Can Paint

Inside ArtPrize, a competition in Michigan that’s either a “naked bid to buy cultural cachet in a flyover-country backwater” or a “populist wresting of aesthetic judgment from the snobbery of elites in New York and Los Angeles,” depending on who you ask.