What It’s Like to Be Gay in the Ultra-Masculine NatSec Community

Even post-“don’t ask, don’t tell,” it’s still a world of homophobic slurs and awkward questions about my “wife.”


The Public Art Project Making the Case for Whistleblowers to Be Regarded as Heroes

By casting Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Chelsea Manning in bronze, artist Davide Dormino argues the three activists should be regarded as monumental heroes.

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Most Notorious Political Cartoonist's Life in Exile

Rebel Pepper, China's most notorious political cartoonist, fled his native land for Japan. But life in exile is tougher than he expected.


The Senseless Death of Mr. Palmyra

The war on culture unfolding in Syria, and the 83-year-old archaeologist who became its latest casualty.

The Cable

Deez Nuts — In It to Win It

An independent presidential candidate running under the name “Deez Nuts” is racking up big numbers against well-known Republican contenders.

The Cable

New York Says ‘Nyet’ to Moving Remains of Russian Composer

Russia wants the remains of its most famous composer returned.

Tea Leaf Nation

China’s Sexual Revolution Will Be Televised, Awkwardly

Beijing's unwillingness to acknowledge a sexual revolution has helped boring sex tapes go wildly viral.

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