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Bollywood Goes to War

The Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association is an industry group with no standing to speak for anyone but its members. Yet it made itself widely …

Should We See Everything a Cop Sees?

The second problem was privacy. Dashcam videos were already a concern, but Seattle had also been considering using body cameras. In fact, the Police …

Canadian Mining’s Dark Heart

The Virgin Australia flight bound for Papua New Guinea departs from Brisbane bearing a full load: gigantic sun-cured men in golf shirts; neckless …

Godfathers and Thieves

It would take a revolution and nearly half a million dollars to undo the damage Mezyan Al Barazi suffered one night in 1977. That was the moment he …

Deforestation in Peacetime, Sri Lanka

At a small banana farm outside Eluvankulam, a west coast town in Sri Lanka, 60-year-old Rajah Inguruwatlege recently cleared away at least 10 acres …

The Exxon Investigation

At 9 a.m., ExxonMobil's shareholders start to file into Dallas' Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center for their annual meeting. Security personnel check …

The Calypso Killing

On the night of May 3, 2014, in the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, a federal prosecutor named Dana Seetahal sat before a slot machine. Gambling was …

And The City Swallowed Them

By the time Charlotte Wood walked home—if you could call it home—it was light out and already hot. Six a.m.: Much of Shanghai’s foreign population …

To Live and Die in Mumbai

Ganesh Patil was collecting wild mangoes when he stumbled across the body. Some of the ripe yellow fruit had tumbled down an incline in the forest, …

Drought Selfies and Drought Suicides

When 2-year-old Rutuja playfully tipped over a bottle, spilling water onto the mud floor of the family’s shack, her mother, Nageshwari Rathore, let …

Life in Malemaland

1. Ch-ch-changes Hell is an unwanted bear hug. Let’s keep this maxim in mind as we wind our way through the EFF’s increasingly detailed municipal …

The Long Rescue

One frigid afternoon in January 2013, a man approached three brothers playing in a field in Kudiya, a hamlet in the northern Indian state of Uttar …

The Capitalists of Chaos

The day we fly to Juba in an old DC-9, the sun is out and the clouds are distant puffs, and all we can see is green: the dirty green of the Nile, the …

TRAINSPOTTER – Ronnie Kasrils: The Killing Game has already started

Ronnie Kasrils thinks shit’s about to get real.<p>On a recent Monday, we sat on the verandah of his new house in Greenside, overlooking a modest garden …

Why Kuwait’s news outlets are ahead of the digital game

By Elizabeth Dickinson Kuwaiti parliamentarians, opposition leaders, youth activists, and businessmen tend to stop talking when alerts light up their …

Columbia University

The Orange Industrial Complex - Los Angeles Review of Books

<i>The following is a feature article from the upcoming</i> LARB Quarterly Journal: Spring 2016 <i>edition.</i> <i>Become a member of the</i> Los Angeles Review of Books <i>to</i> …

Trainspotter: #ZumaMustFall Take Two, this time for real

Let it be known that there were drums.<p>On the steps of the Constitutional Court, where only five days before a huddle of lawyers, politicians and …

Trainspotter: Panama Papers – How Zuma’s family is implicated in the greatest corruption data dump of all time

Here’s a booming salvo from the vast global digi-mocracy we were promised by the earliest of the internet’s Utopians: Clive Khulubuse Zuma is a big …

What’s going on in Libya? Ask a local

<b>It’s shaping up</b> to be a pivotal week in war-torn Libya, but you’d be hard-pressed to read a headline about it. Over the weekend, members of a …

Columbia University

Trainspotter: King Con Court — Malema emerges victorious

To borrow the parlance of yoga teachers: it’s been a journey.<p>The trip properly begins at the dawn of human time, when some horrific trauma—a wooly …

In Poland, a media grab signals rising power of nationalists

By Marc Herman Earlier this month, a conservative weekly in Poland published a cover photo depicting six disembodied, olive-hued hands groping a …

Columbia University

Hornet's nest at center of Brussels terror threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> First Belgian security forces found his fingerprints in an apartment on the outskirts of Brussels, alongside an explosive device and a flag of ISIS.<p>Three days later, ending a four-month manhunt, police tracked the most wanted man in Europe, the last at-large suspected perpetrator of the …

Terrorism

Rupert vs Zuma: Death of Justice

Call him Rupert the Bear.<p>Johann Anton Rupert, who in 2014 was once again confirmed by <i>Forbes</i> as South Africa’s richest man, thinks we’re going down …

Obama’s Visit to Cuba Spells the End of a Grotesque Amusement Park

As every librarian or pornographer knows, one of the most reliable ways to excite interest in a creative work is to ban it. When the authorities …

Cuba

Trainspotter: The Madness of King Mbeki, HIV/AIDS edition

Like most South Africans who trawl the Great Pacific garbage patch of South African politics for recyclables, I have a new Monday morning ritual. …

To Live and Die in Mumbai

Ganesh Patil was collecting wild mangoes when he stumbled across the body.<p>Some of the ripe yellow fruit had tumbled down an incline in the forest, …

Trainspotter: How The New Age, ANN7 and the Guptas have spun state capture

During the reign of the Louis XIV, which coincided with an unhappy time for France’s great unwashed, the Sun King and his court drained the treasury …

Buddhism