Volume 20 Issue 5

  • Employees of the Month

    Bridget Collins grew up in Minnesota, across the street from a huge lake that’s frozen most of the year. As we sent this issue to press, she was relaxing on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean drinking a Coca-Cola Light and thinking about...

  • Nivek Ogre Is Totally Doomed

    Nivek Ogre (né Kevin Graham Ogilvie) is best known as the guttural screech that is synonymous with Skinny Puppy, who arguably invented electro-industrial in the early 80s. I recently spoke with Ogre about such joyful matters as the Fukushima meltdown...

  • These Rappers Hate Ecstasy

    The hip-hop community’s embrace of molly has been striking, since historical stereotypes dictate that rappers are normally more interested in chilled-out drugs like cough syrup and weed. But one hip-hop group from Brooklyn called Stereo Marz is not...

  • Crossing the Danube

    Between World War II and the fall of Communism, many fled Soviet-controlled East Germany and headed westward. The stories of these defectors have been exhaustively documented, but much less is known about the few who headed against the tide, west to...

  • Aromatherapy Cops

    "That's Rob Kilrape! The most vicious criminal in the city!"

  • Garbage Girls

    Photos by Maya Fuhr and styling by Chloe Wise.

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  • Getting Wet

    Photos by Vincent Perini and styling by Annette Lamothe-Ramos

  • Teaching Evil to Norwegians

    Norway has been linked to grandiose notions of evil for centuries. Soltun, a school Norwegians attend for one year after secondary school in the town of Harstad, announced that it will be offering a new course devoted to a yearlong study of the evil...

  • Is Your Dog a Butterface? This Guy Can Help

    It’s no surprise that dog owners around the world spend bazillions to ensure that their butt-sniffing buddies are happy, healthy, and looking good—including paying plastic surgeons to achieve their ideas of pooch perfection. Edgard M. Brito is one of...

  • Kangaroo Scrotums Are the New Victims of Global Warming

    Climate change is a huge concern for many reasons. But it’s only recently that climate change has threatened Australia’s hilarious but substantial kangaroo nutsack trade. The hopping marsupials’ scrotums have made John Kreuger hundreds of thousands of...

  • Easter in the Mountains

    I shot these portraits at a small town in Nayarit during the Judea Cora, which is the Cora's version of Catholicism’s Holy Week that involves a cosmic battle and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Cora were the last indigenous group in Mexico to be...

  • This Is What Winning Looks Like

    I didn’t plan on spending six years covering the war in Afghanistan. But with each year, casualties and deaths rose as steadily as the local opium crop and I became obsessed with what I witnessed there—how different it was from the conflict’s portrayal...