Keeping Up With the Bundys: What Really Happened at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge
A new book with an imperfect narrator demonstrates the benefits—and limits—of taking right-wing extremists at their word.
The Great, Chaotic Biochar Experiment
Australian plant ecologist Brenton Ladd wants to reengineer the notoriously nutrient-poor soils in the Amazon, and, in the process, save the world's trees. But first, he has to convince Peruvian farmers and non-profits—and occasionally, his own research team—that he's not just another gringo with a strange idea.
How Women's Studies Is Helping Rural Teens Fix Their Social Culture
With her pioneering courses, Annie Delgado is filling in the gaps left by more traditional curricula.
Field Notes: Tigers Cool Off at a Buddhist Temple in Thailand
Kanchanaburi, Thailand: Two tigers cool off at Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Yannasampanno, a Buddhist temple that once doubled as a wildlife refuge. Thai authorities later removed the tigers after allegations of wildlife trafficking.
Field Notes: Treating Shrapnel Wounds in Southern Afghanistan
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan: In 2015, after Taliban skirmishes in the town of Sangin, Kharim Ahmad, an Afghan civilian, receives treatment from shrapnel wounds and other injuries at an emergency hospital.
Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison 'Promiscuous' Women
Behind the nationwide program that empowered health authorities to surveil women, quarantine them in miserable conditions, and force them to undergo painful and ineffective treatments.
Documentary Filmmaker Amy Ziering's Politics of Empowerment and Change
We spoke to Amy Ziering about what she recommends reading, watching, and listening to.
Letter From Nairobi, Kenya: Watching Kenya's Deadly Elections Unfold
The night before the election results were announced, opposition leader Raila Odinga was in the lead. But when Kenyans woke up the next morning, the election had unexpectedly flipped in favor of incumbent president Mwai Kibaki.
PS Picks: 'Ocean's 8' and Other Upcoming Female-Led Films
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
Letter From Mancos, Colorado: Seeking Sanctuary in Trump Country
Even under the hardline policies of President Donald Trump—which resulted in a 25 percent increase in deportation arrests from 2016 to 2017—ICE officers largely avoid churches, mosques, and synagogues.