cold war

Science

This Is What It's Like to Watch the Arctic Die

There is no talk of international intrigue among people living and working in the Arctic, only dread of what a warming planet might mean.
Craig S. Smith
7.25.19
Games Columns

Area 51 Nostalgia Yearns for a Time When Evil Had to Hide

Games, conspiracy culture and what we glimpse beneath the veil of constructed realities.
Cameron Kunzelman
7.21.19
true crime

The Quest to Pin the 90s Murder of a CIA Agent on the KGB

Twenty-five years ago, an American spy in Georgia was killed, supposedly by a drunken villager. Michael Pullara didn't buy that.
Alex Norcia
11.29.18
urbex

Photos of the Forgotten Island That Defended America During the Cold War

Once home to 5,000 military personal, the base on Adak Island is now rusting into the wind.
Stephen Smit
8.15.18
russia

How Howard Hughes Helped the CIA Try to Steal a Russian Nuclear Sub

The expensive attempt was largely a mechanical failure, but it was still one of the stranger covert ops in US history.
Seth Ferranti
8.25.17
THE SALUTE YOUR SHORTS ISSUE

It's Time to Ban Nuclear Weapons, Guys

"Those with power are never going to give up their power voluntarily. It has to be a demand from others."
Mark Hay
6.14.17
Why the Fuck Is No One Talking About...

Why the Fuck Is No One Talking About Nukes?

The Cold War is over, but mankind still has the capacity to destroy itself.
Alexander Zaitchik
4.4.17
Technology

'Spider Drone' Sculptures Marry Surveillance and 60s Sci-Fi

'Vision Instruments,' Björn Schülke’s ongoing show at bitforms gallery, uses seemingly futuristic technology to make ultimately purposeless sculptural objects.
Andrew Nunes
2.3.17
Art

Haunting Black and White Photos Document Abandoned Nuclear Missile Bases

Photographer Brett Leigh Dicks explores the crumbling ruins of Cold War-era armaments.
DJ Pangburn
1.12.17
tech

Remember That Time the US Thought About Nuking the Moon?

In 1958, at the height of the Cold War, the Air Force thought that exploding a nuclear device on the moon would inspire America and show the Russians who was boss.
Harry Cheadle
9.14.16
the boy who saved the olympic movement

“There Will Be Only One Nation”: The Boy Who Defined The Olympic Finale

Just before the closing ceremony of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, the International Olympic Committee received an anonymous letter. Its contents would change the Olympics for good.
Will Magee
8.19.16
Art

Here's Why the Lavender Scare Still Matters

On the 60-year plague that was the Lavender Scare, its ugly legacy, and the artists working to find the road ahead.
Tanja M. Laden
6.26.16
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