Packing Heat

The New York City Police Department’s Domain Awareness System is a vast monitoring network that links 8,300 cameras and 500 license-plate readers around the city with software that can track movement. Under a separate program,…  read more.


Blue Sky Days

In October 2012, a drone strike in northeast Pakistan killed a 67-year-old woman picking okra outside her house. At a briefing held in 2013 in Washington, DC, the woman’s 13-year-old grandson, Zubair Rehman, spoke to…  read more.


Behind The Curtains

In several nations across the globe, the Communist Party has managed to hold on, mutate and adapt to the 21st century. Whether due to unaddressed class inequality, nostalgia or the steel fist of totalitarianism, these…  read more.


Paris, elsewhere

The morning after the November 13th, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, I anxiously walked toward the Bataclan concert hall. As I made my way from Saint Germain, past Bastille and toward boulevard Voltaire, I was…  read more.


Mine Eats City

High in Peru’s Andes mountains sits Cerro de Pasco, a 400-year old city which is being devoured from its very center by an expanding open-pit mine. The two months that I lived in Cerro de…  read more.


Borderline North Korea

With the same ruthless skill that it keeps its population in check with, North Korea also keeps outside observers in the dark. But another sketch of the country can be made from the outside, by tracing…  read more.


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