How the Biggest Fraud in German History Unravelled
The tech company Wirecard was embraced by the German élite. But a reporter discovered that behind the façade of innovation were lies and links to Russian intelligence.
February 27, 2023
The Dystopian Underworld of South Africa’s Illegal Gold Mines
When the country’s mining industry collapsed, a criminal economy grew in its place, with thousands of men climbing into some of the deepest shafts in the world, searching for leftover gold.
February 20, 2023
When Law Enforcement Alone Can’t Stop the Violence
Amid a murder crisis in America, community-based solutions have received a flood of funding. How effective are they?
January 30, 2023
After Bolsonaro, Can Lula Remake Brazil?
Following a prison term, a fraught election, and a near-coup, the third-time President takes charge of a fractured country.
January 23, 2023
The Getty Family’s Trust Issues
Heirs to an iconic fortune sought out a wealth manager who would assuage their progressive consciences. Now their dispute is exposing dynastic secrets.
January 16, 2023
Trapped in the Trenches in Ukraine
Along the country’s seven-hundred-mile front line, constant artillery fire and drone surveillance have made it excruciatingly difficult to maneuver.
December 26, 2022
The Promise and the Politics of Rewilding India
Ecologists are trying to undo environmental damage in rain forests, deserts, and cities. Can their efforts succeed even as Narendra Modi pushes for rapid development?
December 12, 2022
At Qatar’s World Cup, Where Politics and Pleasure Collide
The first ten days were soccer as it is, rather than as you want it to be.
December 3, 2022
How Hospice Became a For-Profit Hustle
It began as a visionary notion—that patients could die with dignity at home. Now it’s a twenty-two-billion-dollar industry plagued by exploitation.
November 28, 2022
An Alaskan Town Is Losing Ground—and a Way of Life
For low-lying islands like Kivalina, climate change poses an existential threat.
November 21, 2022