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Volume 23 Issue 1

The We Missed You Issue
The We Missed You Issue

What I Found in the Rubble of a Destroyed Taliban Complex

Suroosh Alvi recalls how he wound up with a dagger that belonged to Qari Hussain, the Pakistani Taliban's master trainer of suicide bombers.
Suroosh Alvi
3.30.16
The We Missed You Issue
The We Missed You Issue

Capturing the Subtle Healing of Two Damaged Homes

​Terttu Uibopuu photographs subtle signs of trauma and recovery in the American South and in her native Estonia.
​Terttu Uibopuu
3.30.16
The We Missed You Issue
The We Missed You Issue

How Gentrification and Geography Influence DC Hip-Hop

The sound of DC is changing, and hip-hop, long overshadowed by go-go, is becoming more prominent.
Briana Younger
3.29.16
The We Missed You Issue
The We Missed You Issue

Inside South Africa's Abandoned Mining Town

A diamond ghost town faces an uncertain future in the South African desert.
Kimon de Greef; Photos by Kent Andreasen
3.29.16
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Photos of the Central African Republic Fractured by Civil War

Photos of the CAR's escalating civil war between the Muslim rebel fighters and the pro-government Christian forces.
Photos by Christian Werner
3.28.16
The We Missed You Issue
The We Missed You Issue

Meet the Thai Sex Workers Fighting for Their Right to Earn a Living

Members of Thailand's Empower organization want the sex trade industry to be treated just like any other profession.
Jean Friedman-Rudovsky
Jean Friedman-Rudovsky; Photos by Amanda Mustard
3.28.16
The We Missed You Issue
The We Missed You Issue

The Future of Owning the Internet

If we're going to depend on the internet, we should be able to trust where it comes from.​​
Nathan Schneider
3.25.16
The We Missed You Issue
The We Missed You Issue

The Hopes and Dreams of Cape Town's Trans Sex Workers

These photos are an ongoing collaboration between two Dutch artists and members of Sistaazhood, a group of trans sex workers affiliated with the Cape Town advocacy group SWEAT.
Jan Hoek and Duran Lantink
3.25.16
The We Missed You Issue
The We Missed You Issue

The Problems Mexican Migrants Face and the Officers Struggling to Help

Traveling across Mexico is more dangerous than ever, and one shelter is trying to help.
Jesse Alejandro Cottrell; Photos by Jose Luis Cueva
3.24.16
The We Missed You Issue
The We Missed You Issue

We Talked to Author Helen Oyeyemi About Lost Keys, Nomadic Life, and Her Latest Book

Broadly speaks with prolific author Helen Oyeyemi about her new short story collection, 'What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours.' Despite publishing her seventh book, Oyeyemi insists she's "still very much learning on the job."
Lauren Oyler
3.24.16
The We Missed You Issue
The We Missed You Issue

Why Are So Many Inmates Dying at the Eloy Immigration Center?

Within reach of his family and freedom, why would migrant José de Jesús Deniz-Sahagun commit suicide?
Jesse Barron
3.23.16
The We Missed You Issue
The We Missed You Issue

Meet the Vets Treating PTSD with Pot

We spoke with the US veterans who believe smoking pot is a better treatment for PTSD than the slew of opiates, benzos, and antidepressants that the VA prescribes them.
Krishna Andavolu
3.23.16