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      Molly Crabapple

      Molly Crabapple

      Molly Crabapple is an artist, journalist, and author of the memoir "Drawing Blood." Called "an emblem of the way art can break out of the gilded gallery" by the "New Republic," she has drawn in and reported from Guantanamo Bay, Abu Dhabi's migrant labor camps, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, the West Bank, and Iraqi Kurdistan. Crabapple is a contributing editor for VICE, and has written for publications including the "New York Times," "Paris Review," and "Vanity Fair." Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

      By Molly Crabapple Aug 4, 2014

      Slaves of Happiness Island

      What's often lost in the reporting about foreign labor in the United Arab Emirates is the agency of the workers themselves. The men I met in the Gulf are brave and ambitious—heroes to their families back home. They dared to chase better prospects and were…

      By Molly Crabapple Aug 4, 2014
      By Molly Crabapple Jun 26, 2014

      Caught Between ISIS and Assad

      "ISIS are good fighters, but we fucked them," Yusuf Halap said in fluent English. I was sitting with Yusuf and two other young media activists in the Bab al Salam camp for internally displaced Syrians, a hundred yards south of the Turkish border. Bab al S…

      By Molly Crabapple Jun 26, 2014
      By Molly Crabapple Jun 2, 2014

      I Confronted Donald Trump in Dubai

      Donald Trump's hair should not be. It sits on his head like a soufflé, both airy and solid, as improbable as any building to which he's given his name. At a press conference last month, I asked him about the paltry wages his company pays to the migrant wo…

      By Molly Crabapple Jun 2, 2014
      By Molly Crabapple Mar 26, 2014

      Theater of Justice

      In the past three years, I've sketched many courtrooms and seen the "widget factory" that is the criminal justice system firsthand. Courtrooms are a violent theater. The violence happens off-scene, but the courtroom itself is the performative space, the s…

      By Molly Crabapple Mar 26, 2014