Heartbreaking Portraits of Syrian Refugees
Molly Crabapple went to the Domiz refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan to record the stories of Syrians forced from their homes by war and suffering.
An excerpt from Molly Crabapple's upcoming memoir, Drawing Blood, out on December 1.
In embracing restrictions on refugees, right-wing politicians in the West are playing right into the Islamic State's hands.
A group of inmates calling themselves the Dallas Six banded together and grew committed to bringing their prison's abusive conditions to light, even in the face of being confined there longer.
The 23-year-old and his family have been harassed and arrested by NYPD officers—treatment they say is retaliation for Orta's documentation of their misconduct.
In New York State's Human Trafficking Intervention Courts, prostitutes might be called victims, but they're still arrested, still handcuffed, and still held in cages.
Police kill. They get away with it. They kill again. Eventually, you realize that this process is not a bug in the system but a feature.
We need art that asks hard questions.
Every week, it seems, brings a story about police choking, beating, or falsely arresting civilians. Yet the cops hardly ever suffer the consequences for their bad behavior. What needs to happen before that changes?
Life contains everything: tear gas in Ferguson, books read on the grass, journalist James Foley's murder, dancing in New Orleans till sunrise blots the stars. We're meat—fragile and finite. But joy is survival.
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…
"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…
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…
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…
A moralistic program in Phoenix arrests sex workers in massive raids and brings them to a church, where they are held extrajudicially and offered alternative sentences without lawyers, judges, or due process.