Olivia Marks

Stuff

The 'Making a Murderer' Lawyers Are on Tour for Criminal Justice Reform

We talk to Stephen Avery's lawyers Jerry Buting and Dean Strang about the rights and wrongs of the criminal justice system.
Olivia Marks
10.11.16
Indian Food

Why This Bengali Chef Says There’s No Such Thing as Indian Food

“There's no such thing as Indian food,” says chef Shrimoyee Chakraborty of London’s recently opened Calcutta Street restaurant. “I can add all of the Indian restaurant menus in England together and they cover about 2 percent of what India really is.”
Olivia Marks
9.25.16
Stuff

What It's Like to Go Completely Blind in Your 40s

When theologian John Hull went completely blind, he kept a series of diaries to remind him of life before he was plunged into darkness. A new film explores how he began to make sense of the world again.
Olivia Marks
6.30.16
Stuff

How 'Game of Thrones' Invaded Our Sex Lives

From parody porn to a real-life Littlefinger's brothel, ever since 'Game of Thrones' first aired, businesses and websites have been racing to make viewers' fantasies real.
Olivia Marks
6.15.16
Motherboard Blog

Meet the Woman Behind the World's First Ever Compostable Tent

The world's first fully compostable tent could play a big part in reducing waste at music festivals.
Olivia Marks
5.18.16
Motherboard Blog

​How a Car is Changing the Face of Medical Care in Rural India

In hard to reach areas, a feature laden vehicle can mean the difference between life and death.
Olivia Marks
5.18.16
Health

'Blue/Orange' Is a Play About Black Men’s Mental Health, Brought to Life by a Former DJ

It's been 16 years since this play was first staged, and it remains a crucial and urgent a depiction of race, mental health, ethnocentricity, and power.
Olivia Marks
5.18.16
Feeling The Feels

'Blue/Orange' Is a Play About Black Men’s Mental Health, Brought to Life by a Former DJ

It's been 16 years since this play was first staged, and it remains a crucial and urgent a depiction of race, mental health, ethnocentricity, and power.
Olivia Marks
5.18.16
Stuff

Meet the Drag Ballerina Who Entertained Troops in Iraq

In 2005, cabaret performer Iestyn Edwards auditioned for what he thought would be a good gig singing for officers in London. Instead, he ended up taking his drag ballerina act to Camp Bastion.
Olivia Marks
5.18.16
food waste

How Tinder Food Apps and Dumpster-Diving Restaurants Could Help End British Food Waste

Every year, Britain sends 13 million tonnes of food to landfill—something new initiatives like “zero waste” London restaurant Tiny Leaf and Olio, an app that lets you swap unwanted food with people nearby, hope to combat.
Olivia Marks
5.9.16
Rap

This Teen Rapper Wants to Be Afghanistan's Answer to Rihanna

Sonita Alizadeh narrowly escaped becoming a child bride. Now the subject of her own documentary, "Sonita," the 19-year-old wants to become a pop star that other Afghan girls can look up to.
Olivia Marks
3.10.16
Stuff

A Day in the Life of One of the UK's Last Stubborn Court Reporters

As one of the only full-time court reporters left working in the UK, Guy Toyn spends every day witnessing Britain's sordid underbelly.
Olivia Marks
3.9.16
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