The Reading List for March 2015

In “The Killers of Swaziland,” American journalist Shaun Raviv, 36, chronicles a serial killer’s rampage. The narrative draws upon a mountain of research, painstakingly...

This is officially fascism

During the onslaught of the past three (!) weeks, I’ve retained one small hope: that American institutions and government can withstand Trump. Though the...

Progress Report for July 6, 2016

A coffee-break update for humanitarians, journalists and others striving for a perfect world

The global crossroads

My good friend, a local reporter, got laid off today. It’s so hard to have a stable life/career in this line of work. But...

Europe calls for 1 million deportations, detention of children

The E.U. Commission wants to help Italy and Greece set up camps for irregular migrants, but not “like a concentration camp,” they say.

The ‘party buses’ are out in Belarus

In 2010, when Minsk exploded into protest, state violence soon followed. This year “Europe’s Last Dictatorship” allowed marches against a widely hated tax, but respite was only temporary.

All Along the Massacre

OUANAMINTHE, Haiti   The big blue door was wide open one Friday morning in June, and the raucous melodies of commerce rose from the people passing...

Progress Report for June 30, 2016

A coffee-break update for humanitarians, journalists and others striving for a perfect world

Love

The fast train was pulling off the platform when Christie rushed onto it, breathing heavy in the crisp Geneva morning. It was Easter Sunday, 2010, and...