One Recipe for a More Equal World: Mass Death

A new book argues that revolution, war, plague and total state collapse are the only ways inequality has ever been majorly reduced.


These Vintage Business Cards from Chicago Gangs Are Crazy as Hell

A new book collects quirky, sometimes ugly trademarks of 70s and 80s Chicago gang life.


We Asked an Ethicist if It's OK to Punch Nazis in the Face

"No. You don't get to punch people in the face."


Portraits of Mothers Whose Children Were Murdered

Every year, tens of thousands of people are murdered in Venezuela. I spoke to some of the mothers who have to live with those numbers.


Grim Photos of Gang Life in Brooklyn from the Early 2000s

Photographer "Boogie" has been documenting street life, gang violence, and crime in marginalised communities for two decades.


People in Sweden's Alleged 'No-Go Zones' Talk About What It's Like to Live There

Media reports say crime and violence are so rampant in Sweden's "no-go zones" that even the police stay away. But what is life in those neighbourhoods really like?


How it Feels When Your Abusive Ex Starts Dating Someone New

I turned the idea of reaching out to her over in my mind, but I couldn't do it. If she ever asked me, I know what I would say: run.


We Asked People About the Worst Fight at their School

"This girl from year 10 stormed in screaming, 'Who the fuck is this bitch who's fucking my man?'"


How the Creators of 'Westworld' Built a Violent World of Robot Cowboys

We talked to 'Westworld' showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy about bringing their expansive futuristic vision to life.


The Founder of Black Guns Matter on How to Reduce Urban Violence

"Guns are everywhere in my neighborhood. I want my community to know what bullets can do—and how they can exercise their rights."


The Disturbing Trend of Vigilante Attacks on Sex Workers

Though seriously under-reported, violence and violent rhetoric against sex workers must be addressed.


Salvador Is a Paradise

The Brazilian city is the spirit of the carnival and the 14th most violent city of the world.