By C.J. Chivers, New York Times
From 2004 to 2011, American and Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and at times were wounded by, chemical weapons that were hidden or abandoned years earlier.
By Sarah A. Topol, Matter
Six months ago, 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram. The handful who escaped that night have never told the full story of their ordeal — until now.
By George Packer, New Yorker
Laura Poitras’s closeup view of Edward Snowden.
By Rebecca Solnit, Orion
The word “journey” used to mean a single day’s travels, and the French word for day, jour, is packed neatly inside it, like a single pair of shoes in a very small case. Maybe all journeys should be imagined as a single day, short as a trip to the corner or long as a life in its ninth decade.
By Ruth Padawer, New York Times Magazine
What’s a women’s college to do when students born female also identify as “masculine-of-center genderqueer”?
By Jen Percy, New Republic
I’d been living in Afghanistan three weeks when my guide, a young Afghan named Sharif Sahak, showed me a photograph of the country’s only known female warlord, Bibi Ayisha, nom de guerre: Commander Pigeon.
By Simon Hattenstone, The Guardian
Power to the people is Russell Brand’s new manifesto. He tells us why he’s ‘ready to die for this’