The Universal Sadness Issue
In 2006, David Matas, a prominent human rights lawyer, released a report claiming that the Chinese government was using imprisoned Falun Gong practitioners as an organ transplant supermarket.
Everything starts to look a bit unremarkable once you stumble upon a hospital ward full of girls who have tried, and failed, to kill themselves.
If you want to write highbrow fiction today, you’ve probably at least considered getting a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
Barun Roy is the editor of The Himalayan Beacon, a monthly magazine based in Darjeeling that has a reputation for unswerving journalism and being more clued-up than anyone else.
On the afternoon of June 12, 1981, a Japanese man named Issei Sagawa walked into the woods in Bois de Boulogne, France, carrying two suitcases.
Australia’s the driest inhabited country in the world, and many parts have been in a state of perpetual drought since the mid-1990s.
Iran is the only country in the world that continues to execute children. 2008 saw six teenagers get the chair kicked from under them (that's right, hanging is the preferred method).
In the small Sicilian farming town of Niscemi, old women wear black shawls and men carry shotguns in the trunks of their cars. Most of them are used for hunting.
It’s important that the last woman you see before you board a fishing trawler is reasonably hot.
As someone raised on Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, I have to report that the actual invitation to the 2009 presidential inauguration looked a tad underwhelming.