One refugee’s escape from Syria.
One refugee’s escape from Syria.
How populism took a continent.
"Some in Nice knew the man as one of the many playboy predators the city seems to beget—black hair slicked back off a shining brow, dress shoes tapering to varnished points, a dark shirt unbuttoned low to reveal the pectorals into which he had obsessively, unblushingly, invested himself. He was 31 but preferred older women, both for their erotic openness and, it seems clear, for their money. Those who knew him best knew him to be a cold and brutal man, detached, amused by little save rough sex and gore."
A dispatch from the Philippine capital, where “no one will be safe until many, many more have died.”
The president of the Philippines’ kill list is reputed to have over million names of supposed drug pushers and addicts, including many mayors and politicians. There is no reliable way to get off the list other than dying in a hail of bullets from assassins on motorbikes.
Tokyo’s reverent “black music” fandom.
A trip to Râmnicu Vâlcea, a town of 120,000 where the primary (and lucrative) industry is Internet scams.
How a poet and an architect rescued a nation’s riches.
A 48-hour reconstruction of the Breitscheidplatz Attack and the political response.
The Mosul Dam is failing. A breach would cause a masssive wave that could kill as many as a million and a half people.
A ragtag band of pirate-Jihadists grab Americans from a diving resort in the Phillipines and lead them on an odyssey through the jungles of an archipelago with the competing interests of the Phillipines’ Navy and Army, the U.S. Military, and the C.I.A. thwarting their rescue.
How the refugee crisis has made a lot of people very, very rich.
How the 1983 assassination of his father, the president of American University of Beirut, shaped the Golden State Warriors basketball coach.
When his father was murdered, Wasil Ahmad vowed revenge. He was 8 years old.
John Georgelas was a military brat and drug enthusiast from Texas. Now he’s a prominent figure within the Islamic State.
As business declines amidst an opioid epidemic in America, Purdue Pharma’s owners the Sackler family are pursuing a new strategy: putting OxyContin in medicine cabinets around the world.
In the beginning, they were known as die Dönermorde – the kebab murders. The victims had little in common, apart from immigrant backgrounds and the modest businesses they ran.
An investigation into how “Mr. Putin, a student of martial arts, had turned two institutions at the core of American democracy — political campaigns and independent media — to his own ends.”
'He collapsed on Granville Road, within 100 meters of the house he was renting for $20,000 a month. Police and medics were called to the scene, but within 30 minutes, Perepilichny was pronounced dead. Police told the press the death was “unexplained.” A 44-year-old man of average build and above-average wealth had simply fallen down and died in the leafy suburb he’d recently begun calling home.'
A Czech Libertarian planted a flag on an unclaimed island in the Danube and gave it a name. Now, the Liberland government is struggling to build its a country without taxes, political correctness, or much in the way of women.
What it takes to defect from the military state of one of the world’s youngest countries.
A young Brazilian couple from “an impoverished northeastern city that’s been described as ground zero of the Zika epidemic” struggle to care for their daughter.
Mary Kuanen escaped the violence of Sudan only to live through her husband’s murder in suburban Denver. This is her life today.
The author travels to Mexico to meet a retired assassin and kidnapper, now himself a target of the cartels that once employed him.
Tropicália was a movement that lasted just short of a year, spanning from Hélio Oiticica’s 1967 art installation of the same name, wherein viewers walked along a tropical sand path only to come face-to-face with a television set, to the debut of a TV show, wherein its constituents buried the movement on-air. But Tropicália’s influence was vast.