spy

Counter-terror

I Was MI6's Top Spy Inside Al-Qaeda

We met with Aimen Dean, who spent a decade making bombs for the jihadi group.
Andy Jones
8.6.18
Top Secret Stuff

The Mysterious Radio Stations Broadcasting Secret Messages

"Numbers stations" – which you can tune into at home – are widely thought to be transmitting coded messages to spies around the world.
Bruno Bayley
9.26.17
Art

This Mural’s Message is Revealed in Its Own Reflection

SpY's large-scale wall piece in Norway creates an interesting mirror effect against a placid body of water.
Nathaniel Ainley
9.21.16
Art

A Sneak Preview of Norway's Massive Street Art Festival

Tiny construction men and giant bank notes invade the city of Stavanger.
Beckett Mufson
9.8.16
Culture

​‘Germany Now Is a Utopia’: Meeting the Creators of Deutschland 83



Set in 1983, the Cold War drama deals with life in a Germany on the brink of the fall of the Berlin Wall, via a young man who's forced to become a Stasi spy.
David Renshaw
1.26.16
Art

Street Artist Tags a Wall with €1,000 in Coins

The SpY's tongue-in-cheek new mural cashes in in Spain.
Beckett Mufson
6.16.15
Stuff

We Talked to a Former CIA Spook About Political Murder

Ex-CIA agent Robert Baer talks the politics of the killshot.
Danny McDonald
11.3.14
Stuff

An Interview with France's Longest-Serving Private Detective

Martine Baret has been investigating for suspicious Parisians for nearly 50 years.
Adam Forrest
9.8.14
Art

Street Artist SpY Hangs A Giant Moon Over Switzerland

For one week in April, a fake waxing crescent was suspended over the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Zach Sokol
5.12.14
Design

The Ultimate Spy Camera Will Be Lensless And Thinner Than A Pencil Point

Behind the new technology that could revolutionize camera imaging at less than 200 microns in diameter.
Emerson Rosenthal
3.27.14
Art

SpY's "Cameras" Is Less Obnoxious Than Any Street Art By Banksy

There may be more than meets the TV-eye in his non-function security cameras
Zach Sokol
1.2.14
News

The Hangover News

Syria are into Russia's chemical weapons deal, but you've probably been too drunk to notice.
Mac Hackett
9.16.13
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