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Daughters of the Bomb: A Story of Hiroshima, Racism and Human Rights

On the 75th anniversary of the A-bomb, a Japanese-American writer speaks to one of the last living survivors—and traces connections from Malcolm X to the fight to end nuclear war.

An American Tragedy: The Colorful Life and Shocking Death of Ovid Neal III

On the dark streets of a college town, two teenagers hoisted a rock and ended a man’s life. His loved ones want to know when we’ll finally value the lives of homeless people.

Where Journalists Prepare for the Worst the World Can Throw at Us

At these frighteningly realistic boot camps, reporters like me train to cover everything from endless war to deadly pandemics — and create camaraderie that we’ll carry to every...

My Secret Life as a Coronavirus Nomad

As a freelance journalist, I’ve struggled financially for years. Then the pandemic hit and I got thrown on the street. But I will go on — I always do.

How My Song Became an Unlikely Protest Anthem—in Hong Kong

I'd given up on a music career when a song I posted online took on a strange new life. Suddenly I had a #1 hit, and an entire new life on the other side of the world.

They’re Fed Up With America’s Racism. So They’re Moving to Africa.

Ghana’s capital is home to a booming economy, a thriving tech scene, and a growing number of professionals who’ve decided to stop chasing the American dream.

Secret Life of the Professor Who Lives with Nazis

Sociologist Peter Simi has spent 20 years embedding with skinheads. As hate crimes spike across America, his intimate insights are more crucial than ever.

He Was Shot in the Back By a Cop…Then Spent 18 Months in Jail

After Silvon Simmons was shot by a police officer, he was the one charged with attempted murder. Now he’s piecing his life back together.

Where LGBTQ War Refugees Finally Feel Safe

When you’re queer in the Middle East, escaping war doesn’t mean you’ve escaped the people who want you dead.