Volume 22 Issue 1


February Book Reviews

Books about skinheads, Syria, and segregation.


'God Wallah,' a Short Story by Noa Jones

"I took my place with the other attendants along one wall where we could keep our eyes and ears alert for our respective masters' signals."


All the Falconry Accessories You'll Ever Need

Don't buy underwing lighting, travel sleeves, or talon gear anywhere else.


I Am Your Death

A comic based on Ana Lily Amirpour's acclaimed Iranian vampire movie, "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night."


My Friend Has Inked Some of the Worst Tattoos of All Time

I'm not talking ironic hipster tattoos of bacon or Rambo; I'm talking praying hands pressed together holding a machete or an Uzi in preparation for a holy war.


My Love Affair with Luxury Cars and a Professional Baseball Player

How did I end up behind the wheel of a $140,000 Maserati that had just smashed into a pair of parked cars?


How the Mob Turned Southern Italy into a Toxic Wasteland

Campania Felix has become the "Land of Fires," as it is popularly known. When people travel here, they see continual columns of smoke and flames, signs of the garbage that is torched in the countryside.


The Deadly Battle over Colombia’s Precious Metals

How the country's gold mines got entwined with guerrillas and paramilitary organizations.


Photos of Sad People Doing Nothing in Particular in Airports

Photographers Dan Meyer and Brayden Olson spent several days flying around the country's travel hubs, and this is what they saw.


On the Road with the 'Workampers,' Amazon’s Retirement-Age Mobile Workforce

These workers travel the country, sightseeing and staying overnight in RV parks while laboring in low-wage temp jobs—and at least some of them love the lifestyle.


Meet the Women Who Guard China’s Millionaires

Valued as secret weapons, female bodyguards are regarded as innocuous protectors who can disguise themselves as assistants or dance partners.