The Real-Life Mad Max Who Battled ISIS in a Bulletproof BMW
When Ako Abdulrahman bought a used, bulletproof BMW in 2014, it was the Kurdish soldier’s way of standing out from the crowd, not to mention protecting himself. Two years later—when ISIS invaded Kirkuk and began slaughtering civilians—Abdulrahman and his car made all the difference.
They came from opposite sides of the world, but fate brought bomber Jermaine Lindsay and his victim, Attique Sharifi, together on 7 July 2005. One had fled the violence and injustice in his Afghan homeland; the other had been drawn towards it.So how did their lives follow such different paths, yet end in the same horrific moment?
Who killed Alexander Perepilichny?
On November 10, 2012, Alexander Perepilichny was feeling a little under the weather. He decided to try to shake it off by taking a few laps around the gated community southwest of London where Russian émigrés like him lived in multimillion-dollar mansions alongside members of the English elite.
The Ghosts of Kabul
Afghans have strange ways of memorializing their wars. They weave rugs with crudely rendered illustrations of tanks and the twin towers and other hieroglyphs depicting invasions and withdrawals; they put Soviet fighter jets high up on stilts like big tin gargoyles to ornament their airports.
The disappearance of a homeless man
Concrete was ageless and he was an institution; if you were paying attention he was always around, the one thing you could count on. Conceding that his way of living couldn’t be endured for all that much longer, it still didn’t seem feasible for him to not be there anymore.
Home Field Advantage
The Durham Bulls Youth Athletic League offers kids a lot more than sports and a picture-perfect field—it gives them hope.
When two megafires converged on a small town in Oregon, the community faced a choice. People could flee, leaving the town to its fate. Or they could stay and fight.