imperialism

true crime

These Rogue Foreigners Ruled the Streets of 1930s Shanghai

Gambling, drugs, you name it. "There was so much money being made that there wasn't a need to kill a lot of people."
Seth Ferranti
6.21.18
foreign policy

Syria and the 'Anti-Imperialism' of Idiots

Much of the left's response to the war in Syria has been stupid, racist apologism for a tyrant.
Leila Al Shami
4.18.18
Weed

Was Australia Colonised to Grow Cannabis?

Some scholars believe New South Wales was a secret hemp farm. They're not as crazy as you think.
Katherine Gillespie
6.29.17
Premieres

Ashenspire's New Album Sets the Horrors of British Imperialism to a Black Metal Soundtrack

Stream the proggy black metal outfit's eclectic, poetic new album, 'Speak Not of The Laudanum Quandary'
Kim Kelly
1.18.17
Stuff

The Colonial Undertones of 'Terminator: Genisys'

The new Terminator movie picks up on sci-fi's imperialist dreams while jamming in as many winking references to the earlier two films as possible.
Noah Berlatsky
6.30.15
Stuff

Are Britain's Pro-Gay Foreign Policies Actually Helping the Global LGBT Community?

I talked to human rights campaigners to discuss the UK's attempts to tackle homophobia around the world.
Chris Godfrey
12.9.14
News

New Documents Reveal Britain's Secret Plan to Invade a Tiny Caribbean Island

Nearly a decade before Ronald Reagan launched an assault on Grenada, the UK government was thinking about doing more or less the same thing.
Phil Miller
10.24.14
Coldplay Alert!

The NFL Reportedly Wants Artists to Pay for the Right to Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Watch as Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay participate in the ultimate sport: capitalism!
Kyle Kramer
8.19.14
Stuff

Meet the Quaker Puppet Maker Trying to Save Arts Education in the Midwest

Christopher Lutter is the founder of Puppet Farm Arts, a pacifist collective that makes humongous puppets out of reclaimed trash for various theater productions, parades, and school workshops.
Georgia Perry
7.31.14
News

Laos Is Still Under Attack from Its Secret War

Unexploded American bombs from 40 years ago still cause two casualties every week.
Jake Hanrahan
5.10.13