Volume 20 Issue 11

  • Argentines Need Dollars

    Argentina’s economy is in trouble. Thanks to President Cristina Kirchner’s protectionist policies, trade with other countries is restricted, inflation is high, and there is a shortage of dollars both in the government’s foreign-currency reserves and on...

  • Andres Serrano’s Cuban Odyssey

    We had no idea what Andres Serrano was up to until last summer when we got a call from a producer who asked if we’d be interested in accompanying Andres on a three-week trip to Cuba as he attempted to photograph Fidel Castro.

  • Music Reviews

    People used to get all mad at Avril Lavigne because she didn’t know who the Sex Pistols were, but seriously, who cares? I can’t think of many things that are more punk than not knowing who the Sex Pistols were, and frankly, “punk rock” isn’t even a...

  • Unaccompanied Miners - Bolivia's Cerro Rico Mine

    Jackson and I were on a mission to find child miners. Jackson was nervous, with good reason—sixty kids died from cave-ins and other accidents in the Cerro Rico in 2008 alone. In a country as poor as Bolivia, just because tourists—or children—are...

  • Afternoon Delight

    Photos by Richard Kern and styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos.

  • Twitter Selves

    Twitter is uncomfortably easy. Like Sunday afternoons, like an unencumbered ego, anything at all can surge forward to fill the empty space, and everything will.

  • Volunteer-Run Morgues Are a Terrible Idea

    Australia’s Northern Territory is huge, sparsely populated, poor, and crawling with deadly animals. It’s not surprising, then, that it doesn’t attract many professional types.

  • This Machine Frees Oppressed Chickens

    How do you prove that businesses selling “free range” eggs and chickens don’t treat their birds as kindly as they claim? Get yourself a spy drone, that’s how.

  • Introducing the What Da Fug You Lookin’ At Issue

    November brings with it a tide of autumnal warmth: mulled ciders, cozy sweaters, and the savory aroma of sage rising from a nicely stuffed turkey roasting in the oven. November’s the best. We figured we’d honor the spirit of fall conviviality by...

  • The Act of Puking

    Vomiting makes some people feel so good that they’ve devoted their lives to studying it. Their ultimate goal is to answer the questions: Why do people blow their grits, and what are we to do about it? The answers are more complicated than one might...

  • The Child-Rape Assembly Line

    Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg—who is 63 with a long, graying beard—recently sat down with me to explain what he described as a "child-rape assembly line" among sects of fundamentalist Jews.

  • “KevEn 11 is My Homie”

    “KevEn 11 Is My Homie,” is a collaboration between the mysterious KevEn 11 and the heretofore completely anonymous white 80s hip-hop artist Rat Tail, whose current whereabouts are unknown. It was transcribed from a cassette tape discovered last...