The Girl Who Chased Frogs
Lyra McKee’s last story.
Lyra McKee’s last story.
The story of a young man from rural Ghana who bought a pair of secret camera glasses and got himself smuggled across the Sahara, to film crime and exploitation along the way.
Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing.
When Spanish authorities sentenced this provocative musician to prison for “glorifying terrorism,” his dedicated fans helped him make a daring escape across the border.
On the revolutionaries, highly-paid negotiators, former spies, foreign businessmen and their families, who all played roles in the massive Colombian kidnap and ransom industry during its 1990s heyday.
My wife is not a terrorist.
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.
What happens when a great deal of cocaine suddenly washes up on the shores of a very small island.
Inside the struggle to survive in a tiny Honduran neighborhood surrounded by competing gangs.
Sabika Sheikh, a Muslim exchange student from Pakistan with dreams of changing the world, struck up an unlikely friendship with an evangelical Christian girl. The two became inseparable—until the day a fellow student opened fire.
The Ceasefire Babies was what they called us. Those too young to remember the worst of the terror because we were either in nappies or just out of them when the Provisional IRA ceasefire was called. I was four, Jonny was three. We were the Good Friday Agreement generation, destined to never witness the horrors of war but to reap the spoils of peace. The spoils just never seemed to reach us.
“Any North Korean knows that escaping their nation is nearly impossible.”
Looking for answers after an ayahuasca murder in Peru.
The legacy of the Guatemelan adoption industry.
People who are short on relatives can hire a husband, a mother, a grandson. The resulting relationships can be more real than you’d expect.
In 1942, a volley of torpedoes sent the U.S.S. Wasp to the bottom of the Pacific. Earlier this year, a team of wreck hunters set out to find it.
It started with black market rations and ended with “the wedding of the century.”
How anti-poaching funds end up in the hands of vicious paramilitaries.
When Aldi arrived in Britain, Tesco and Sainsbury’s were sure they had nothing to worry about. Three decades later, they know better.
In El Salvador, Jucuapa is home to dozens of small factories that churn out what some locals call the “wooden pajamas.”
The World Wide Fund for Nature funds vicious paramilitary forces to fight poaching.
Rodrigo Rosenberg, a highly respected corporate attorney in Guatemala, began, in the spring of 2009, to prophesy his own murder. The unraveling of a political conspiracy.
In 2015, my friend and I went to Disney World. Three years later, she went on a solo trip to prison.
Inside a plot to influence American elections, starting with one small-town race.
“It’s not like there’s a textbook or some guidebook that teaches you how to behave or how to react when your husband becomes an exile.”