Ben Makuch

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Articles by Ben Makuch

  • How Canadian Police Overlooked a Serial Killer

    Back in December 2011, while producing an article about the state of First Nations women in Canada we interviewed Anishinaabe activist Audrey Huntley. She gave us some valuable insights into Vancouver’s infamous crime and drug-riddled Eastside, then told us something we couldn’t…

  • Is Central Asia on the Verge of a Water War?

    A new kind of conflict is rising in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan that could eventually lead to the first water war of the 21st century.

  • Uh-oh, the Rise of the Machines Is for Realsies

    Rich Terrile, the NASA scientist who told us we were all Sims in a video game, fucked our brain folds again by explaining how human beings are outdated and will soon merge with machines to become a robotic race.

  • Whoa, Dude, Are We Inside a Computer Right Now?

    Two years ago, Rich Terrile appeared on 'Through the Wormhole,' the Science Channel’s show about the mysteries of life and the universe. He was invited onto the program to discuss the theory that the human experience can be boiled down to something like an incredibly advanced, me…

  • Shooting Proud, Legal Gun Owners (with a Camera)

    Photographer Ben Philippi spent four years working on "God, Guns & Guts," a visually striking celebration of gun-toting patriots exercising their rights. His subjects are welcoming people who shoot magnums in their spare time instead of running model trains, and are largely misun…

  • How to Prepare for a North Korean Invasion

    The North Korean Army is a horde of unholy super soldiers fiercely loyal to their Dear Leader. Besides building underground tunnels that stretch into South Korean territory—from which they will burst out of in a rage unknown to Western militaries—they can swim for days, shoot peo…