Volume 21 Issue 11

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Did Melting Ice in the Arctic Lead to a Savage Bear Attack?

A trek to one of most beautiful places on earth turned into a nightmare for one hiker. Is climate change to blame?
Sabrina Shankman
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How I Became Karate-Dad

I'm 47 years old now, and lately I've been waking to an urge that was a daily part of my psychological life in my teens and 20s: the desire to improve myself.
Clancy Martin
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Nikki Benz: Jungle Fever

I've never understood why regular, ordinary sex with a black man is still seen as so taboo or risque for white porn actresses.
Chris Nieratko
VICE Magazine

Paul Strand's Gorgeous, Revelatory Photos of an Italian Village in the 50s

Strand was willing to sit and wait for the world to look the way it does when nobody notices it.
Paul Strand
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Beyond God and the Devil: New Fiction from Barry Gifford

Here's a short story from the acclaimed poet, author, and screenwriter.
Barry Gifford
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The US Military’s Totally Cool Mobile Enlistment Exhibits

Welcome to the "Extreme Truck," a traveling Army recruitment tool loaded with video games and TV screens that's used to get the youth of today excited about signing up for the military-industrial complex.
Hannah K. Gold
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James Jeanius: A Master of Illustration Shares His Sketches

An interview with the six-time Eisner Award–winning artist.
Nick Gazin
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November Music Reviews

We loved Grouper, hated Deerhoof, tried really hard to hate the Foo Fighters, and told a lot of stories about ourselves that probably aren't true.
VICE Staff
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Crimine-Infinito: The Complex Structure of the Calabrian Mob

Long considered a "horizontal Mafia," or a simple confederation of clans, the 'Ndrangheta was shown to have a secret hierarchical structure with a central leader, exactly like the better-known Cosa Nostra.
Roberto Saviano
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Kids in the US Are Getting Sick from Harvesting Tobacco

Fifteen-year-old Eddie Ramirez doesn't smoke, but nicotine still makes him feel "lightheaded sometimes," like he's "going to vomit." That's because he's one of the estimated thousands of kids who work in American tobacco fields.
Whitney Mallett
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Tourists in Thailand Are Traveling to See Suffering Burmese Migrants

"This kind of tourism—it's not good to see," said one UN worker. "These are human beings, not animals in a zoo."
Lauren Markham
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How Egypt Made Soccer a National Security Issue

The government is cracking down on fans in what many believe is a campaign of revenge led by the state security forces that dominated Egypt before the revolution.
Emir Nader