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Military heritage in the trenches

Military heritage in the trenches

Wherever there are wars, material heritage is left behind. Objects discarded or lost in battle can lie dormant for years, centuries, and sometimes even millennia. A photo essay from the Polish woodlands.Read on »

The Dark Side of Justice

The Dark Side of Justice

What is justice? It's easy to point to examples of injustice, but far more difficult to say for sure when justice has been achieved. In Trinidad and Tobago, a long history of public distrust of the legal authorities mars attempts to improve procedural fairness. Read on »

Why can't cyclists read maps?

Why can't cyclists read maps?

During my ethnographic research among inner-city cycling activists, I would ask cyclists to plot on maps the routes they rode most regularly. Surprisingly, despite being confident, regular riders, most cyclists had difficulty plotting their route. The dissonance struck me: why can't cycling activists read maps?Read on »