Volume 23 Issue 3

The Up Close and Personal Issue

Photographer Cooper Winterson Captures the Contradictions of Adolescence

Cooper Winterson work confronts how, from an early age, we make sacrifices to both be accepted and be our own person.
Cooper Winterson
5.31.16
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Just How Much of Ourselves Does a Paycheck Buy?

It's one thing to feel tethered to your inbox. It's another for employers to monitor you and claim your body is their asset.
David Roth
5.30.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

This Pen Is the Weapon of Choice for China's Elite Bodyguards

There's a functional pen inside, but on the other end (where the actual tip of the pen should be), there's a sharp point, almost unnoticeable, that can be used to stab an attacker.
Dan Cain
5.30.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

Satan Is Pro-Choice, So Is Jex Blackmore

Satanic Temple spokeswoman Jex Blackmore engages in what she calls "political theater," much of which focuses on abortion access.
Callie Beusman
5.27.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

Dear Kublai Khan: Searching for an Invisible City in São Paulo

Lana Mesić's project draws inspiration from 'Invisible Cities,' Italo Calvino's novel that imagines the explorer Marco Polo describing the fantastical realms he visited to the emperor Kublai Khan.
Lana Mesić
5.27.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

For Palestinian Prisoners, Fathering Children Is an Act of Resistance

Denied conjugal visits, Palestinian inmates are adopting creative tactics to continue their bloodlines.
Antonio Faccilongo
5.25.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

When Productivity Doesn't Help Workers

Becoming more productive doesn't necessarily make life easier for everyone.
Nathan Schneider
5.25.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

Inside Madagascar's 'City of Flies'

About 3,000 people who live in a garbage dump on the outskirts of the country's capital, Antananarivo, are still in close proximity to the pneumonic plague that began last August.
Riccardo Bononi
5.24.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

Behind the Gender Politics of Berlin's Female Fight Club

We meet the women who can leg press up to 1,500 pounds, squash watermelons between their thighs, and knock somebody down with a well-placed finger behind the ear.
Sarah Souli
5.24.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

Inside the Ugandan Mall at the Center of China's East African Investments

Thousands of Chinese entrepreneurs poured into Uganda following a trail of billions of dollars in state-led investment. Mukwano Mall is their self-sustaining universe.
Mansi Choksi and Kim Wall
5.23.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

A Breakdown of Extreme Body Modification

This month's infographic explores the process of body modification, from subdermal horns and lip splitting to scarification and cheek gauges.
Haisam Hussein
5.23.16
The Up Close and Personal Issue

Two Artists Explore Visual Trickery Using Found Objects in 'Cuttings'

'Cuttings' is the collection of bizarre photos from dream team Annie Collinge and Sarah May.
Annie Collinge and Sarah May
5.20.16
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