Volume 19 Issue 11

12.5.12

Baristas

I started taking steroids yesterday as an act of thanks and joyous celebration. I felt it was my duty as a native of New Jersey.

12.4.12

The October War

I’m working on a little personal film about the October War. I need to say something about my people’s persecution. What a mess it is over there. Such a happy little place surrounded by nothing but enemies. Haven’t we gone through enough already?!

12.3.12

Solo Piano Music

Before reading the official report, the investigator announced his intention to use every tool at his disposal to protect Fateh. He kicked out everyone who had gathered—the journalists, political activists, civil-society organizations, and curious...

12.3.12

Prelude to 'Solo Piano Music'

Like much of the literary elite in Syria, Fawwaz Haddad has watched his country disintegrate over the past 20 months. His stories explore the limits placed on Syrian society, zig-zagging between high-minded principles and the dirty business of everyday...

11.30.12

Displaced Verse

In Syria, controversial poet Mohamad Alaaedin Abdul Moulawas earned a reputation as a sort of Arabic Henry Miller. Mohamad now lives in Mexico. He fled Syria just before the Free Syrian Army and Assad’s forces decided to turn his country into a pile of...

11.29.12

Interviews with an FSA Media-Center Coordinator and a Doctor in Aleppo

Today, we're serving up two interviews Robert King conducted in the field with Ahmed Al-Hajji, an FSA media-center coordinator in Aleppo, and Dr. Osman, a doctor at a hospital in Aleppo.

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11.28.12

Interviews with Syrian Army Defectors

Today, we're serving up two interviews Robert King conducted in the field with Abu Ahmad, a civil engineer and defector from the Syrian Army, and Akhi Muhammad, a defected Free Syrian Army officer from Damascus.

11.27.12

Interviews with a Commander and a Rebel Soldier in the FSA

VICE reached out to Robert King in an attempt to arrive at the twisted core of the matter in Syria. Today, we're serving up two interviews he conducted with the commander of the largest FSA brigade in Aleppo and a carpenter turned FSA rebel.

11.27.12

I Left My Family for the Free Syrian Army

When civil war broke out last March, Loubna Mrie was persuaded by friends to smuggle bullets for the rebels of the Free Syrian Army in Damascus.

11.26.12

Robert King Is the Bulletproof Ghost of Conflict Reporting

The situation in Syria is like many others throughout history—the eventual fallout of a religious minority ruling and oppressing the majority. I’m just trying to record it all, and I’ll be back soon. That’s the best I can do.

11.23.12

Not All Syrians Side With the Rebels

I spoke to a group of Syrian expats in Paris about how Assad might not be the only one to blame in this war.

11.21.12

Mandaean Refugees Are Stuck Between Iraq and a Hard Place

There's a whole generation of Mandaean refugees in Syria that will never be given the opportunity to go to school.

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