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  • Ottawa Is a Paradise

    Despite its clean image and desire to remain the most boring town in Canada, Ottawa is actually wonderfully scummy.

  • The Mob Justice of Kenya's Somali Stop-and-Frisk

    In recent years, there’s been a trend of underpaid police using anti-terror operations as an excuse to round up and extort innocent Somalis.

  • The Mob Justice of Kenya's Somali Stop-and-Frisk

    Eastleigh, a bustling business district in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, is home to thousands of ethnic Somalis—both Kenyan citizens as well as refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia. In recent years, there’s been a trend of underpaid police using anti...

  • Firing Grenades at Somali Pirates Was the Most Fun I've Ever Had

    One day we stopped to refuel and one of the guides was like, "OK, let's go shoot an underwater machine gun while we wait." So I was like, "Fuck yeah," obviously. So we did that for a bit, then I went and got my rocket launcher and shot that off the...

  • Fishing Without Nets with Pirates in Somalia

    Last year, my producing partner John Hibey and I flew to Kenya from Washington, DC, to shoot a fictional short about why Somalis become pirates.