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    The Citizens of Nowhere
    Nov08

    The Citizens of Nowhere

    Greg ConstantineGreg Constantine has spent a decade photographing people with no papers, and no rights. Working with various refugee groups and non-governmental organizations, Constantine has visited stateless communities in 18 countries—including Sri Lanka, Kenya, Kuwait, Crimea, Italy, and the Dominican Republic. His new book, Nowhere People,...

    Live From New York, It’s Donald Trump
    Nov08

    Live From New York, It’s Donald Trump

    NBCTo protest Donald Trump’s appearance on Saturday Night Live this week, the group DeportRacism.com offered $5,000—in cash—to anyone on set or in the audience who would disrupt Trump in his hosting role. And who would do that, specifically, by calling him a racist. Trump was, in the end, called a racist on live TV. But the interrupting...

    St. Marks Is Dead, Long Live St. Marks
    Nov04

    St. Marks Is Dead, Long Live St. Marks

    Chad Griffith / Zak Bickel / The AtlanticI’ve lately begun collecting old tourist guides to New York City. Most of them don’t even mention St. Marks Place, which may at first seem not so surprising. St. Marks is an unusually tiny street. It runs for just three blocks, between Astor Place and Tompkins Square Park, and you can walk the...

    What Brought Down the Russian Plane?
    Nov03

    What Brought Down the Russian Plane?

    Maxim Shemetov / ReutersRussian families have begun identifying the victims of Saturday’s plane crash in Egypt, which killed all 224 people on board. Egypt’s aviation minister said Tuesday that Egyptian and Russian investigators are starting to examine the black boxes—devices that record flight data and audio from inside the...

    A Triage Guide to Thinking About the Russian Airliner Crash Over Egypt
    Nov02

    A Triage Guide to Thinking About the Russian Airliner Crash Over Egypt

    Marina Lystseva / ReutersThe Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt this weekend (Reuters) The Atlantic’s Krishnadev Calamur has a wrap-up of the latest news, rumors, statements, and so on about the Russian airliners crash over the Sinai Peninsula two days ago. In response to incoming queries, here is a triage guide to thinking about causes...

    What Caused the Crash of the Russian Airliner in Egypt?
    Nov02

    What Caused the Crash of the Russian Airliner in Egypt?

    Maxim Grigoriev / Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations / APThe Russian Airbus that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, killing all 224 people on board, could have only been brought down by external forces, a senior airline official said. The comments by Alexander Smirnov, a deputy director for Kogalymavia, which was...

    A Day of Mourning in Russia
    Nov01

    A Day of Mourning in Russia

    People lay toys and flowers for victims of the Russian plane crash outside of Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg on Sunday. ReutersRussians observed a day of mourning on Sunday for the 224 people killed in a passenger plane crash in Egypt on Saturday. People placed flowers and toys at the entrance of Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, where the...

    No Survivors in Russian Airliner Crash in Egypt
    Oct31

    No Survivors in Russian Airliner Crash in Egypt

    A couple embraces next to a flight information board at Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday. ReutersUpdated on October 31 at 1:52 p.m. A Russian passenger plane carrying 224 people crashed Saturday morning in a remote area of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian officials said. There were no survivors, the Russian embassy in...

    Russia and the Curse of Geography
    Oct31

    Russia and the Curse of Geography

    Reuters / Presidential Press ServiceVladimir Putin says he is a religious man, a great supporter of the Russian Orthodox Church. If so, he may well go to bed each night, say his prayers, and ask God: “Why didn’t you put mountains in eastern Ukraine?” If God had built mountains in eastern Ukraine, then the great expanse of flatland that is...

    Photos of the Week: 10/24-10/30
    Oct30

    Photos of the Week: 10/24-10/30

    Ihor Babak / Reuters Black bears in Florida, prayers for rain in Indonesia, Spain’s La Sagrada Familia basilica enters its final phase of construction, Slipknot performs in California, the Halloween Dog Parade in New York, students in India celebrate the 60th birthday of Bill Gates, the aftermath of Hurricane Patricia in Mexico, Chewbacca...

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