Volume 22 Issue 2

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The Slain Soldiers of Putin’s Covert War with Ukraine

Russia isn't officially at war, but her soldiers are dying. How are their families dealing with the loss?
Lucy Kafanov
3.27.15
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Take No Prisoners

I don't know what it's like in most prisons, but if it's anything like what I endured—scheduling times to go skate between getting one kid on the bus and dropping the other off—then I truly feel sorry for the masses of incarcerated people.
Chris Nieratko
3.2.15
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Perfume Genius Sings Scary Songs for Homosexuals

If Cat Power and Liza Minnelli's gay dad gave birth to a pale sex god, he would probably look and sound like Perfume Genius, a.k.a. Mike Hadreas.
Mitchell Sunderland
2.27.15
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Egypt Is in Dire Need of Sex Education

How do people—especially women—learn about sex in a country where sex is taboo?
Angelina Fanous
2.27.15
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Writer Rudy Wurlitzer’s Underappreciated Masterpieces

None of the films he wrote raked in box-office millions, but people speak about him in superlatives—that he's one of a kind, that he's his own genre.
Jonathan Dixon
2.26.15
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Mommy

Photos by Robert Melee
Robert Melee
2.25.15
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The Portraitist Who Paints Alien Abductees for a Living

When New Zealand artist Peter Stichbury was seven, he thought he saw something shoot across the sky in broad daylight. Forty years later, Stichbury is as enraptured by UFOs as ever and devotes his work to them.
Zach Sokol
2.24.15
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A Breakdown of Recent Attacks Against the Press

Journalists everywhere face threats intended to silence them.
Haisam Hussein
2.24.15
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Read an Excerpt from the Novel 'Lurid & Cute'

Tales of suburban sex and violence from Adam Thirlwell.
Adam Thirlwell
2.24.15
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Why a North Carolina Chicken Farmer Exposed the Depressing Conditions on His Own Farm

"I can't speak for a chicken—all I can say is what I observe. No, they're not happy," said Craig Watts in a video that went viral. "And they're definitely not healthy."
Wyatt Williams
2.23.15
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A Photographic Survey of Russia’s Borders

Maria Gruzdeva spent four years documenting more than 12,000 miles of land and people.
Maria Gruzdeva
2.20.15
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The Complex Role of Women in the Italian Mob

Female gangsters are subject to arcane rules, rigorous rituals, and unbreakable commitments.
Roberto Saviano
2.20.15
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