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The Way To Someone Else’s Sea
Certainly Cal is trying to figure out his own ‘larger destiny’ and the role of his father’s work in it. I think it becomes quickly clear to him that his character doesn’t suit the place and time into which he was born. At the same time, the extreme sacrifices members of this community make for their livelihood drive them to romanticise their work.
The Way To The Sea
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Protected: The Cult of the Hindu Cowboy
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When Denmark Criminalised Kindness
‘We now know that it is a criminal offence to help refugees in distress.’
‘In Hollin Hills, we believed our flatware could change the world.’ Jennifer Kabat on the intersection of modernist architecture and espionage.
‘What future youth movement might capture them, those international participants in virtual hunts?’
Peace Shall Destroy Many
‘It creates deep-seated wells of rage that find no release.’
The Sufferings of this Present Time Are Not Worthy to Be Compared With the Glory Which Shall Be Revealed in Us
Blue Sky Days
‘For those caught beneath its thrum, there’s no comfort that the drone, and whoever is at its helm in America, is only targeting the bad guys.’ Eliza Griswold introduces Tomas van Houtryve's unsettling photo-essay taken by drones coming close to civilian life in the manner of the drones currently deployed in Afghanistan.
To Live and Die in South Korea
‘Blow the candle out, taste the darkness and come back changed.’