Nathalie Olah

Sports

Remembering One of England's Legendary Brutalist Skate Spots

Two of Birmingham's most legendary skaters talk about the Paradise Forum, which has been bulldozed to make way for a couple of office buildings.
Nathalie Olah
2.18.15
News

Mapping the European Union's Massive Crackdown on Immigrants

As EU member states cooperated on a two-week operation intended to track and penalize illegal immigration, a group of activists worked to track police activity in real time.
Nathalie Olah
10.28.14
Stuff

Werner Herzog Has a Lot of Time for WrestleMania

This month, Faber published <i>A Guide for the Perplexed</i>, a compendium of conversations between Herzog and the writer Paul Cronin. As a testament from one of the world's most prolific filmmakers, it reads almost as self-help.
Nathalie Olah
8.26.14
News

'Gulf Futurism' Is Killing People

Migrant workers are paying the ultimate price for the <i>Blade Runner</i> fantasies of oil princes.
Nathalie Olah
5.15.14
Stuff

'Officially Old' Are the Two Dumbest Words on the Internet

Every hour, countless people on Twitter declare themselves "officially old." They use it to prefix anything they're doing that is remotely mundane, from buying running gear to boiling an egg.
Nathalie Olah
4.15.14
Stuff

Patrick Keiller Has Been Filming London's Slow Collapse Since the 1990s

I talked to him about public housing, the failure of late-stage capitalism, and the future of Britain. It was a pretty gloomy chat, all things considered.
Nathalie Olah
12.11.13
tech

Porn Is Dead, Long Live Sex

Porn is dated, passe, over. It doesn't have anything to do with reality and its business model is so archaic production companies aren't making money anymore—the internet's moved on, you see, but the industry hasn't. Make Love Not Porn is a website...
Nathalie Olah
11.22.13
the vice reader

'Trainspotting' Author Irvine Welsh Doesn't Regret Choosing Life

With an adaptation of his book, <i>Filth</i>, now out in UK theaters, the author of 90s classic, <i>Trainspotting</I> talks to us about the new movie, the politics of heroin abuse, and porno.
Nathalie Olah
11.1.13
News

Hunting for Illegal Immigrants with the UK Border Police

Housing is becoming so scarce in London that the government is offering people cash incentives to relocate to smaller homes in the suburbs, and illegal immigrants are crammed into crappy flats rented from dodgy landlords.
Nathalie Olah
8.29.13
News

Australia Is Sending Refugees to Abusive Detention Camps in Papua New Guinea

In Australia, propaganda is being put before humanitarian law, which can only hinder the country's progress in achieving harmony and true multiculturalism. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's announcement last Friday holds devastating repercussions for the...
Nathalie Olah
7.26.13
News

The British Woman Who's Imprisoned with Her Baby in Pakistan

Khadija Shah was arrested for carrying $4.75 million worth of heroin through Islamabad airport. Her youngest daughter was born while Khadija was incarcerated, and hasn’t spent a day outside of the prison’s walls, and there's no immediate timeframe set...
Nathalie Olah
7.5.13
Travel

Nazis Were Once Tortured in the Heart of Kensington, London

Today, the London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea are not places for riffraff tourists like you. It's for sultans, sheikhs, and oligarchs. But did you know it used to be home to a gargantuan torture facility? There the British subjected captured...
Nathalie Olah
6.19.13
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