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What I Learned About My Father from Reading His Secret Police Files

My father, a Romanian theater director, was considered a threat to the Communist regime of his time.
Alex Tocilescu
6.7.16
Travel

The Dangers of Being an Undercover Journalist in Iran

I guess interrogations, wire tapping, and the constant paranoia that you're being followed is what you get when you try to investigate separatist movements on a tourist visa.
Anonymous
4.13.16
Stuff

Meeting the Creators of 'Deutschland 83

,' the German TV Show That Will Make You Nostalgic for the Cold War

Set in 1983, the Cold War drama deals with life in Germany on the brink of the fall of the Berlin Wall through the eyes of a young man who's forced to become a Stasi spy.
David Renshaw
1.26.16
africa

After 25 Years, Former Chad Dictator Accused of Killing 40,000 Goes on Trial

Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré stands accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and torture committed during his brutal eight-year rule.
Pierre Longeray and Pierre-Louis Caron
7.20.15
News

Saudi Arabia's Morality Police and 'Ethical Hackers' Are Targeting Online Pornography

The Saudi government has resorted to employing so-called "White Hat" hackers to try to wipe their internet landscape of porn, social media sites, and anything else they deem inappropriate.
Mark Hay
1.2.15
Stuff

The Stasi Used to Spy On Skaters

Skateboarding was American, therefore subversive and dangerous, so the Stasi began monitoring the skating community to keep tabs on any potential troublemakers or ringleaders.
Jamie Clifton
11.26.13