Volume 17 Issue 9

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New Jersey Fashion Week

In the past year or so my home state of New Jersey has become a punchline for reality TV.
Chris Nieratko
11.30.10
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Et Spiritus Sancti

On a recent trip to predominantly Muslim Chechnya, photojournalist Olga Kravets found an Islamic medical centre in Grozny where women suspected to be possessed by the devil go through a violent procedure to "get rid of their demons".
Milène Larsson, Olga Kravets
9.26.10
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Socialist Child Beauty Parlour

German-Norwegian photojournalist couple Ben Speck and Karin Ananiassen recently spent ten days depicting one of Venezuela's most prestigious beauty academies, the castings, and the wildly popular TV-broadcasted "Miss" competitions.
Milène Larsson, Ben Speck, Karin Ananiassen
9.26.10
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Bring It On Home

The morning after Richard Kern and I arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the call came in from the publicist at HBO. “The guys are shooting scenes with Kenny at the mansion.”
Hunter Stephenson, Photos by Richard Kern
9.4.10
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Karen Russell Interviewed By Rivka Galchen

If ever there was someone whom I’d be happy to see at my own funeral—meaning I guess that I wouldn’t really mind that it was my funeral—it would be Karen Russell, or Karen’s prose.
Rivka Galchen, Richard Kern
9.4.10
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Lisa

Come on,” Teryn whispered. She had opened my window from the outside, and was on her hands and knees.
Clancy Martin
9.3.10
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Paul Virilio

Cultural theorist Paul Virilio has been repeating essentially the same thing over and over for the past 30 years. Maybe it’s time for everybody to start listening to him.
Caroline Dumoucel
9.3.10
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Powers Of Ten

9:45 AM, August 28, 2007, 11th hole of Odana Hills Golf Course, Madison, Wisconsin. Lightning strikes Francis Adams, killing him instantly.
John Kleiner
9.2.10
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Doomsday Scenarios, Considered

Mark Reid is senior radio astronomer at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Jesse Pearson
9.2.10
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The Children Of Kampiringisa

Kampiringisa, Uganda’s only juvenile-detention facility, is not only a prison; it also doubles as temporary housing for Uganda’s hundreds of homeless minors.
Ariel Rubin, Quico Garcia
9.2.10
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Archival Catastrophes

In my day job, I work as an archival-image researcher. I always keep an eye out for things that I think typify the American experience, like banjo players, crazy preachers, hobos, and disasters.
Rich Remsberg
9.2.10
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The Mommy X-Perience

Strange things happen to a woman’s vagina after a human slides out of it, aside from the obvious stretching and tearing.
Chris Nieratko
9.1.10
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