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Inside a Goa trance crack rave – Alex Wickham – The Kernel

Tuesday, 14 January 2014 The thick, oily smell of marijuana stagnating in the air was overpowered briefly but unmistakably by the acrid, chemical, yet almost chocolatey fumes of crack cocaine. A…
LENGTH: 3 minutes (887 words)

Who Am I to Judge?

On most Wednesdays, the Pope gives a general audience, and this one was packed. It was a balmy October morning, and more than a hundred thousand pilgrims, tourists, and Romans had funnelled into St.…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 23, 2013
LENGTH: 39 minutes (9896 words)

Inspire, Al Qaeda's Magazine for Terrorists

Inside Brooklyn's federal courthouse, a curving cylinder of greenish glass and gray steel, Lawal Babafemi sat silently with his attorney at the defense table as prosecutors got ready to present their…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 10, 2013
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1032 words)

Cricket in the shadow of strife

Jammu and Kashmir has displayed enormous resilience and grit in recent times and won three games in this season's Ranji Trophy so far. © Wisden India Once you get out of the airport in Jammu,…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 14, 2013
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4083 words)

Having to Do With the Price of Onions

Credit: McKay Savage. One fine Saturday evening, a friend takes me to the end of Hill Road, near Bandra Station, to introduce me to her favorite Bombay sandwich. We hover over the cart to watch the…
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2581 words)

Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald: The Men Who Leaked the NSA's Secrets

Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden Max Vadukukl; "The Guardian"/EyePress/Newscom
PUBLISHED: Dec. 4, 2013
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1313 words)

How to Grow a Small Endowment: Inside the Surprising World of Penis Enlargement

A look at the man and the industry behind Unhung Hero. BY Dave Seminara I’ll never forget the first time I walked into a penis enlargement clinic. It was 1995 and the term “male…
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1917 words)

Hack Tibet

DHARAMSALA, India — Lobsang Gyatso Sither sits at the front of a Tibetan school auditorium, the bright rectangle of his PowerPoint presentation dimly illuminating the first few rows of…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 4, 2013
LENGTH: 7 minutes (1854 words)

Spring Break, Mumbai: How Surviving Sexual Assault Makes It Hard To Go Home Again

Justine Zwiebel / BuzzFeed Growing up, we were looked at slowly. Up, then down. Every cling of T-shirt examined, every inch of skin alight from scrutiny, every detail savored. Growing up, we were…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 8, 2013
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4053 words)