Every couple of weeks in the UK there are reports of heroin users appearing in court to face shoplifting charges. I hung out with a couple of them to see what their world is like.
Since British colonialists introduced the drug in the 40s, opium has destroyed the village of Longwa and eroded most of its social and political structures.
We pay respects to one of the victims killed at the Eagles of Death Metal concert in Paris, take a bizarre trip to Roswell in search of aliens, then revisit the anime show that influenced a generation of LGBT teens.
"When I lost my home, I turned to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. But I slipped through the cracks of the bureaucracy."
We asked Hélène L'Heuillet, a prominent French philosopher and psychoanalyst, to help us understand how fear works and how we can control it in light of this weekend's horrific events.
Christine Cornell has drawn the Boston Marathon bomber, John Lennon's killer, famed mobster John Gotti, and a host of other figures at the centers of high-profile trials.
Last year, Swiss psychiatrist Peter Gasser received permission from his government to use acid in his practice, which he says can help people deal with anxiety and fear of death, among other things.
Take a peek at a brand new run of amazing stories from our offices around the world.
A fundamentalist Christian organization announced the opening of a theme park that features a 510-foot-long, biblically-accurate replica of Noah's Ark. We spoke to the man building the religious version of Disney World.
In a surprise twist, I ended up having a bit of an epiphany thanks to a medium.
Aziz Ansari's new Netflix series Master of None confirms we're in the golden age of Asian-American representation in Hollywood.
The Supreme Leader wouldn't be caught dead using a public restroom.
Also this week: A judge ordered some foster parents to give up a child because they are lesbians.
"I just wish I could show them that I've done OK and I just wish I could know that they're proud of me."
In an extract from his new book, author JJ Robinson paints a picture of the Maldives far different from the one we see in the Instagram snaps of the rich and famous.
He went into office promising to modernize Indonesia. How has he fared in his first 15 months?
"Driving too slowly? Bet humans don't get pulled over for that too often," the company said in response.
We spoke to the author of Fox Tooth Heart about his long break from publication and why shame is the most powerful and revealing emotion.
The things you think when you're not young or old or even middle-aged.
He's got a big novelty certificate to prove it.
Water basins turned blood-red—a chilling, though scientifically explainable, phenomenon.
Millennial ennui loses its sting after you've hung in a trailer with a 78-year-old war vet who needs your help bottling homebrew at 11:30 PM.
Meet the Turkish cult leader Adnan Oktar and his devoted "kittens."
Saadawi is the author of 56 books and has been imprisoned for her writing, which condemns how women have and continue to be treated in the Middle East. We talked religion, capitalism, and the state of Egyptian politics.