• Furious Turks Are Back on the Protest Warpath

    Demonstrations representing a variety of causes continue to flare up in Istanbul and throughout the country, and troublingly, the police and Tayyip Erdoğan's government have responded to all of them with violence.

  • Don't Bet on the Apocalypse

    Remember those billboards during the summer of 2011 that boldly claimed the world was going to end on May 21 of that year? Those predictions were put together by a California-based Christian cult who is now destitute, because they spent all their money...

  • India's Street Doctors Will Bleed the Sickness Right Out of You

    Veteran bloodletter Mohammad Gyas watches as his son slices open the hands and feet of the sick with single-use razor blades in the gardens of a mosque in Old Delhi. A few feet away, a middle-aged arthritis sufferer leaps energetically onto a brick...