Victor Melendez

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Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

Ancient faeces reveal origins of Puerto Rican natives

DNA isolated from 1,600-year-old fossilized stools suggests migration from the Andes.<p>The answer to a Caribbean mystery could lie in fossilized …

Dig this: How we plan to get to heart of one of Ireland's most mysterious sites

Tlachtga from the air Source: Cambridge University Collection of Aerial Photography<p><i>HAVE YOU EVER wondered about how archaeologists discover the story</i> …

New Inca road to Machu Picchu discovered

Specialists at the Machu Picchu archaeological park have announced the discovery of a new section of Inca road. Archaeologists have discovered a new …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

Rise and Shine! Get Your Daily Briefing

Gabriella Schwarz / June 2, 2014<p>We’ve seen from “Flipboard in the Wild” that Flipboard often goes hand-in-hand with something caffeinated and …

The Week in Review: Endless Summer

Inside Flipboard / May 30, 2014<p>Summer unofficially kicked off last Monday (at least here in the U.S.) and with it came a surf-sized wave of articles …

Scientology’s Vanished Queen

After the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige disappeared from public view, in 2007, those who asked questions were stonewalled, or worse. Now interviews with former insiders provide a grim picture of Shelly Miscavige’s youth, marriage, and fall from grace—and an assessment of her fate.<p>Say …

Arthur Sulzberger’s First Interview About the Turmoil at The New York Times: “I Would Have Done It Differently”

Related A History of the Sulzberger Dynasty by Mark Bowden<p><i>A week after the firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor of</i>The New York Times*, the newspaper’s publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., sat down with<i>V.F.</i>’s Sarah Ellison for an exclusive interview about the controversy. He had much to say …

Jamaica's rare wildlife – in pictures

The Portland Bight protected area is home to the iconic Jamaican iguana and 20 other endangered species. Its fragile coastal ecosystem and wildlife faces the risk of being lost for ever as Jamaica approves a Chinese company to build a port. Photographs by Robin Moore

Michael Lewis: Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?

A month after ace programmer Sergey Aleynikov left Goldman Sachs, he was arrested. Exactly what he’d done neither the F.B.I., which interrogated him, nor the jury, which convicted him a year later, seemed to understand. But Goldman had accused him of stealing computer code, and the 41-year-old …

The Last of Eden

On one of the last islands of intact rain forest in Brazil’s eastern Amazon, the Awá Indians face the seemingly inexorable eradication of their home. Even the legal victory that deeded them the land hasn’t stopped the ruthless felling of trees by forces they can’t even comprehend. Photographer …

Danger in the Ring

When 24-year-old Erika Langhart—talented, beautiful, bound for law school—died on Thanksgiving Day 2011, she became one of thousands of suspected victims of the birth-control device NuvaRing. Elite army athlete Megan Henry, who survived rampant blood clots in her 20s, is another. With major suits …

Darkness in August

Duncan, Oklahoma, takes pride in its homespun image and churchgoing values—though, like many American towns, its soul has been swallowed by chain stores and fast-food restaurants. The old Rock Island tracks literally divide the haves and have-nots, in an increasingly unbridgeable split. Buzz …

The Gathering Storm

As Game of Thrones begins its fourth season, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, the creators of HBO’s epic-fantasy hit, and George R. R. Martin, whose books form the blueprint, tell Jim Windolf about the series’s rocky start, its most powerful fan, and the massive problem on the horizon.<p>G<i>ame of Thrones</i> …

Unforgettable Pictures By The Award-Winning Photographer Killed In Afghanistan

Anja Niedringhaus, a critically acclaimed photographer for the Associated Press, was fatally shot in Afghanistan. She had covered everything from war to sporting events.