Charlie Dunkerley

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Special Report: The war on big food

Try this simple test. Say the following out loud: Artificial colors and flavors. Pesticides. Preservatives. High-fructose corn syrup. Growth …

Are GMOs safe? Yes. The case against them is full of fraud, lies, and errors.

1 They Want You to Be Overwhelmed<p>Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have …

Death by gentrification: the killing that shamed San Francisco

Alejandro Nieto was killed by police in the neighbourhood where he spent his whole life. Did he die because a few white newcomers saw him as a menacing outsider?<p>On 4 March, on what would have been his 30th birthday, Alejandro Nieto’s parents left a packed courtroom in San Francisco, shortly before …

California

Is it time to upend the idea that land is private property? – Antonia Malchik

My mother likes to say she was born out of the back of a ’39 Ford. She wasn’t, actually. She was born in a hospital in Chicago. But less than a year …

Human Rights

On the Border

Image from Flickr via Alan English<p>As an engine boss trainee for the United States Forest Service in May 2006, I went to Safford, Arizona. I flew down …

Rose Quartz

How urbanisation can be a friend to the biodiversity of birds – John M Marzluff

My backyard is a peaceful respite from the nearby city of Seattle. Eighty-year-old firs and cedars provide an emerald backdrop for the wildlife with …

Ecology

This doomed Alaskan village shows just how unprepared we are for climate change

It’s a Wednesday morning in late August, the first day of classes at the Shishmaref School. The doors of the pale blue building haven’t opened yet, …

Bees, Inc.: Save the Honeybee, Sterilize the Earth

A decade ago, people started panicking about the collapse of the honeybee population and the crash of our food supply. But today there are more …

Insects

Why would anyone want to shoot a sea otter?

A century ago, the sea otter was almost wiped out. Now, after decades of conservation, one hunter is trying to bring its fur back into fashion<p>• The sea otter hunter – in pictures<p>Every time he hunts, Peter Williams sends a silent message to his prey before he squeezes the trigger: “Please give me …

Reality TV

No Man's Land

A chainlink fence topped with razor wire surrounds fourteen acres of thistle and grass at East Forty-First Street between Long Beach Avenue and South …

New Jersey

How Religion Can Help Explain the Wage Gap

It’s become a frequent, depressing talking point by now: Take a man and a woman, equally qualified, and the woman will make, on average, 77 cents on …

Religion

The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies

For years Donald Heathfield, Tracey Foley and their two children lived the American dream. Then an FBI raid revealed the truth: they were agents of Putin’s Russia. Their sons tell their story<p>Tim Foley turned 20 on 27 June 2010. To celebrate, his parents took him and his younger brother Alex out for …

Russia

I Was Ready to Go to Prison for My Anti-War Beliefs. Then One Man Changed My Life.

<i>[Illustrations by Jon Marchione]</i>On a warm spring morning 44 years ago, I stood before a federal judge who was about to sentence me and four friends …

Vietnam War

At the Border, You Either Want 'The Wall' or Know Why It'll Never Happen

<i>In which a card-carrying member of the East Coast cultural elite travels the length of the border in search of Donald Trump's America—and learns to stop worrying and love the Wall.</i><p>Trump is right.We <i>must</i> build the Wall.<p>I say this as a classic liberal journalist, flanked by my awards from Planned …

Immigration

Understanding the Terrorism Threat

The threat from terrorism lingers fifteen years after the attacks on 9/11. Recent attacks in Brussels, Ankara, San Bernardino, and Paris have ignited …

Is the American Dream Dying?

The idea behind the American Dream — if you work hard, you will get somewhere — is less true than ever as the wealth gap widens, according to James …

Income Inequality

Uncovering the Stark Disparities Behind School Money — ProPublica

Why do many school districts fail to meet the needs of their students? One commonly cited response is our country’s disparate school funding system: …

School Districts

Inside Facebook’s Decision to Blow Up the Like Button

Chris Cox wants to mess with Facebook’s secret sauce.<p>By Sarah Frier | January 27, 2016<p>Photographs by Adam Amengual<p>From<p>The most drastic change to …

What Is the Musical.ly App? Meet Jacob Sartorius, Loren Gray and More Musical.ly Tween Stars

Jacob Sartorius appears to have been created in a lab to be the perfect idol for preteen girls. He is slender and tan, with thick, light-brown hair, big eyes, and rosy cheeks. He is 13, but looks much younger. He is textbook eighth-grade cute. Every day, Sartorius tweets and Instagrams phrases that …

‘Creepypasta’ is how the internet learns our fears – Will Wiles

Not long ago, in a room very like this one (the setting of most of these stories is both familiar and vague), I was looking for the origin of a video …

Horror

Like. Flirt. Ghost: A Journey Into the Social Media Lives of Teens | WIRED

For teenagers these days, social media is real life, with its own arcane rules and etiquette. Writer Mary H. K. Choi embedded with five high …

The Surrogacy Cycle

Ulhasnagar, India, is in that part of the world where things are made. The city is known for making cheap knockoffs of American jeans, and babies are …

Journalism

A Family Locked Apart

By Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick | March 21, 2018<p>Amy Vilela lost her daughter when she couldn’t afford the medical bills. When her Congressman told …

Six Stories for Mother’s Day | Longreads | May. 8, 2016

This week, I’ve collected stories about new moms, missing moms, dead moms and boomer moms, if only to demonstrate that there is no one way to have a …

Boomer

Baby’s First Beneficial Microbes: On Breastfeeding and Immunity

If they held a contest, I’m fairly confident I’d win a prize for the World’s Weakest Immune System. A celiac sufferer (the real deal, diagnosed in …

Mental illness and police

At the Orleans courthouse, Gerry followed a court clinician’s instructions and asked the judge to commit Dave under Section 35 of state law, which …