Where the Water Used to Be
On water scarcity in Mexico City.
On water scarcity in Mexico City.
Jane de Oliveira set out to protect the world’s largest rain forest from the corporate interests that are burning it to the ground. Then the armed men showed up.
Forty-five days of avoiding the coronavirus.
What happens when immigrant-rights advocates reach a breaking point?
Like major contagions throughout history, the new coronavirus causes fear as well as illness. The remedy for both, it turns out, is the same.
On the shadowy machinations driving pro-Russia conspiracy sites like Zero Hedge.
In 1936, Karp Lykov whisked his family into the Siberian wilderness to escape Bolshevik persecution. They remained there, alone, until discovered by a helicopter crew in 1978.
We stopped at a service station where there were old truck drivers, their vehicles festooned with red banners: “All-out war against the virus, weather hard times together.” The drivers wore their masks down around their chins as they smoked. I asked for water at the only open shop, and the assistant pulled his jacket up to cover his mouth before saying “over there.”
Two well-liked Twitter employees accessed thousands of users’ private information and illegally passed it to the Saudi Royal Family, per the FBI.
For more than 50 years, world governments have trusted a single Swiss code-making machine company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers, and diplomats secret. It turns out that company was run by the CIA.
Carrying babies for foreign couples was once touted as a win-win for everyone involved. Indian women, however, were often left with little to show for their efforts.
When Zulhumar Isaac’s parents disappeared amid a wave of detentions of ethnic minorities, she had to play a perilous game with the state to get them back.
How the Ebola outbreak spread.
The fight to save an innocent refugee from almost certain death.
What links an eccentric Oxford classics don, billionaire US evangelicals, and a tiny, missing fragment of an ancient manuscript?
The enigmatic leader of the U.A.E. may soon emerge as the region’s most powerful figure. What does he really want?
How acute childhood trauma infects and compromises relationships later in life.
But despite all that has been promised, almost nothing has been built back in Haiti, better or otherwise. Within Port-au-Prince, some 3 million people languish in permanent misery, subject to myriad experiments at "fixing" a nation that, to those who are attempting it, stubbornly refuses to be fixed. Mountains of rubble remain in the streets, hundreds of thousands of people continue to live in weather-beaten tents, and cholera, a disease that hadn't been seen in Haiti for 60 years, has swept over the land, infecting more than a quarter million people.
Iranian operative Qassem Suleimani has been reshaping the Middle East. Now he’s directing Bashar al-Assad’s war in Syria.
Qassem Suleimani was assassinated by a U.S. airstrike earlier this week.
For migrants who speak Mayan languages, a grassroots group of interpreters is often their only hope for receiving asylum.
The rise of Modi and the Hindu far right.
Daniel Kaye, also known as Spdrman, found regular jobs tough but corporate espionage easy. He’s about to get out of prison.
An archipelago off the African coast and its migration crisis.
A new Ned Kelly film explores the masculinity behind the mask.
The fading beauty of Japan’s traditional cafes and their signature snack.