Pain Killer

“Pain is a fucking terrorist.” That’s what Dr. Mark Ibsen says as he stalks back and forth in a small conference room. A PowerPoint clicker...

Washed Away

What if your whole life disappeared overnight?

Until the Sun Comes Up

For an overnight shift reporter in America’s murder capital, the beat is an education in violence and its aftermath, marked by powerful snapshots of grief.

The new caliphate

Last May two brothers claimed a Philippine city for ISIS. It was a horror centuries in the making: a fatal cocktail of failed politics, colonialism and global terror. Could it happen again?

The longest journey home

As many as one million migrants are being held against their will in Libya as hostages and slaves to armed gangs. Europe wants to keep it that way.

In Palermo, women are slaves to a dark underworld

Sicily’s manic, multicultural capital is buckling under the weight of a migrant crisis. Meanwhile, a new criminal enterprise is laying roots in its ancient heart, working with Mafiosi to traffick drugs and women whose lives are being destroyed.

Dark Tourism at the DMZ

Since the 1960s, the checkpoint separating North and South Korea has been a zoo — a dangerous zoo.

The Last Prisoner of Ilha Grande

ILHA GRANDE, Brazil   It was 1960, and Julio de Almeida had been locked away for two years in a hellish prison called Cândido Mendes on...

Brazil was unprepared for its neighbor’s crisis

For many Venezuelans, migration is the only way to survive. But their arrival hasn’t always been welcome.

If you wear a beard in Beirut

There are many ways to tell the stories of Lebanon. I tell the ones I know.