The September Stories Issue
What Does Our Trash Say About Us?
Archaeologists are taking a closer look at contemporary junk to understand our culture.
THE SALUTE YOUR SHORTS ISSUE
This Is What Extinction Sounds Like
Seventy-nine-year-old soundscape ecologist Bernie Krause used to go into the wild to record the chorus of nature. Now, he has become an expert in the sound of extinction.
THE LOOKING GLASS ISSUE
We're 30 Seconds Closer to Doomsday
Six days after Donald Trump was inaugurated, the Doomsday Clock's hands moved to two and a half minutes to midnight—the closest they had been since 1953.
The Tight Squeeze Issue
New Words Are Being Invented to Talk About Our Dying Planet
We know climate change is bad, but we don't really know how bad.
The Borders Issue
Climate Change Is Shifting the Border Between Italy and Austria
The border has shifted dramatically. Although it is natural for glaciers to slide, the creep of global warming has melted it more rapidly than anyone could have foreseen. Eventually, the geo-defined frontier will likely disappear.
What It's Like Working as a Paparazzo in Cannes
"Cannes isn't about the movies. It's about branding, about banks, fashion, jewelry, drinks... It's one big brothel. Actors, they're all whores."
The Hawk Trainer Assigned to Protect Movie Stars from Seagulls at Cannes
Christopher Puzin has five hawks patrolling the town's waterfront hotels, making sure pigeons and seagulls keep the fuck away.
Saying Goodbye to One of the Last Great Independent Video Stores
Since Video Vision announced it was closing, customers have delivered chocolates and cards and some have even choked up at the front desk.
Tasmania's Oysters Are in Danger of Being Wiped Out by a Lethal Form of Herpes
A deadly herpes-related virus which broke out in Tasmania for the first time last month—killing millions of Pacific oysters and costing the industry nearly $6 million—poses a “major threat to the ongoing viability of the industry."
Meet the Man Who Invented Sexless Oysters
Because oysters take on a very particular flavor during spawning season, geneticist Standish Allen created a sexless, freak oyster that could be consumed year-round.
Australia Has Launched its First University Program to Get Women Into Parliament
Women hold less than 30 percent of parliamentary jobs in Australia. Melbourne University wants its Pathways to Politics program to even the score.
Life After Leaving Israel’s Ultra Orthodox Jewish Communities
For many ex-ultra-Orthodox Jews, leaving the community means being excommunicated by their families, shunned by their friends, and learning how to navigate the modern world alone.