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Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

Who are you calling short?

<b>(Adam Gregor via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>At 4’11”, I’ve spent years feeling exposed and vulnerable. But eventually I stopped letting my height define me<p>Anya Hoffman<p>September 1, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>I spotted the prospective client from across the café and waved her over to my table. We were meeting to …

Our last legal heroes?: Fighting to kill the death penalty

<b>(AP/Pat Sullivan)</b><p>Before Democrats gave up capital punishment as an issue, the best lawyers in the country fought to end it<p>Evan J. Mandery<p>August 11, 2013 9:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A Wild Justice”<p><i>"In 1963 Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg dissented from the Supreme Court's refusal to hear the</i> …

“To the End of June”: Stories from foster care

A writer explores the inner lives of America’s lost children and the people trying to save them<p>Laura Miller<p>August 11, 2013 10:00pm (UTC)<p>"Every night in every city, children are buckled into vans or police cars (like criminals), as wards of the state (like criminals) and driven to strangers' houses …

Miami: How Rising Sea Levels Endanger South Florida

I began reporting this piece in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. I had seen what the hurricane’s nine-foot storm surge had done to New York City …