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Matthew Shaer

7 articles

The Orthodox Hit Squad

One rabbi’s tactics against husbands who refuse to divorce their wives.


Sun and Shadows

How the island paradise of Seychelles became a magnet for money launderers and tax dodgers.


Why Abercrombie Is Losing Its Shirt

The rise and fall of a teen fashion empire.


On the Ground With Syria's News Smugglers

How citizen journalists are covering the war.


Life, Death, and Free Culture in the Mission

On Ilya Zhitomirskiy, an idealistic young developer who committed suicide 18 months after founding Diaspora, his well-publicized, open-source alternative to Facebook.


A Monster Among the 'Frum'

On the murder of a young Hasidic boy in Brooklyn.