Samuel Gilbert

The Dystopia and Utopia Issue

The Man Who Helped Design a 10,000-Year Nuclear Waste Site Marker

Astro-artist Jon Lomberg, a longtime friend and colleague of Carl Sagan, on protecting future humans from America’s atomic past.
Samuel Gilbert
4.26.18
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The Man Who Helped Design a 10,000-Year Nuclear Waste Site Marker

Astro-artist Jon Lomberg, a longtime friend and colleague of Carl Sagan, on protecting future humans from America’s atomic past.
Samuel Gilbert
4.26.18
immigration

One Widow's Quest to Make Border Patrol Pay for Killing Her Husband

Her husband died after being beaten and tased by border agents, and now Maria Puga gets a chance to shame the United States in an international tribunal.
Samuel Gilbert
6.21.17
immigration

The Immigrant Crackdown Is a Cash Cow for Private Prisons

Detaining immigrants has turned into a very lucrative growth industry
Samuel Gilbert
5.31.17
immigration

Families Are Reuniting with Their Deported Loved Ones in the Middle of the Rio Grande

An event called Hugs Not Walls brought together 400 families who had been separated by deportation.
Samuel Gilbert
2.13.17
Stuff

Native Superheroes Battle Old Stereotypes at the First Ever Indigenous Comic Con

The recent event, the first of its kind in the world, represents the growth of the subcultural vanguard of indigenous-created media that is slowly working its way into the multibillion dollar comic industry.
Samuel Gilbert
11.26.16
Stuff

Lowriders Are the Beating Heart of Chicano Culture in the Southwest

Chicano men have been self-customizing American bombs and muscle cars into lowriders since the 40s. In recent years, the car culture has been particularly vibrant in New Mexico, cementing itself into predominantly chicano/hispanic neighborhoods.
Samuel Gilbert
9.3.16
Stuff

The Forgotten Victims of the First Atomic Bomb Blast

More than 70 years after the nuclear testing that destroyed their community, the Tularosa Downwinders are looking for justice. But will they get it?
Samuel Gilbert
7.24.16
Stuff

The Inconceivable Atomic Legacy of New Mexico

New Mexico is the "only state in the US supporting the entire cradle-to-grave nuclear economy," hosting uranium mining, nuclear weapons design and testing, the largest single arsenal of nuclear weapons, and—to the consternation of many—the country's...
Samuel Gilbert
2.24.14
Travel

Driving with the Female Street Racers of Palestine

Ramallah has a geography that breeds racers.
Samuel Gilbert
10.3.13
Travel

This Palestinian Taxidermist's Stuffed Animal Zoo Is Heartbreaking

I’m at Qalqilya's zoo to see an exhibition of stuffed animals that Dr. Khader has created from the beasts that were killed in the Second Intifada, the four-year period of fighting that claimed the lives of 4,000 Palestinians and more than 1,00...
Samuel Gilbert
8.21.13