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Review

To Boldly Go Across the Hexagonal Board

We play the board game in which Starfleet is a bunch of imperialist jerks.

Michael Peck |

Feature

Introducing Yo! Yo! Honey Singh

Meet the foul-mouthed rapper who explains India’s real estate bubble -- and its rape crisis.

Amana Fontanella-Khan |

Argument

What a Piece of Junk!

Imperial investigators report weaknesses in Death Star management, performance.

Michael Peck |

Slide Show

Resistance Isn't Futile

Powerful photos of defiance from Freedom House's "Images of Freedom and Repression."

FREEDOM HOUSE |

Slide Show

The Void Next Door

Exclusive photos of the bizarre and barren border between North Korea and its longtime ally.

Tomas van Houtryve |

Argument

Why Dictators Don’t Like Jokes

Pro-democracy activists around the world are discovering that humor is one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against authoritarianism.

Srdja Popovic |

Argument

March Madness

The top sports cinderella stories vs. the best from world history.

David Rothkopf |

Slide Show

Pulp Non-Fiction

How to explain Washington dysfunction in 10 pulp-fiction posters.

Michael Peck |

The List

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

28 games for your President's Day weekend.

Michael Peck |

Argument

Turing Test

Can you beat the father of artificial intelligence at Monopoly?

Michael Peck |

Interview

Enterprise vs. Enterprise

Which is better, the starship or the aircraft carrier?

Michael Peck |

FP Explainer

Paging Bruce Willis

Whose job is it to stop an asteroid from hitting the Earth?

J. Dana Stuster |

Slide Show

The Dark Side of Oscar Niemeyer

Brazil's most celebrated architect leaves behind a decidedly mixed legacy.

Slide Show |

Argument

Alien War Brings Mideast Peace

And other benefits of an extraterrestrial invasion.

Michael Peck |

Feature

The World Is Not Enough

Why does the planet's No. 1 spy never go to the really dangerous places?

Frank Jacobs |

Dispatch

It's the Brazilians, Stupid

Meet Brazil's James Carville -- and the other political consultants who are shaking up Latin America's electoral landscape.

Mac Margolis |

Case Studies

The City with a Short Fuse

How a shrewd politician defused ethnic tension and improved public services in one of Indonesia’s most dysfunctional cities.

Rushda Majeed |

Argument

Who Cares How Many Women Are in Parliament?

There are plenty of good yardsticks for the state of women’s rights around the world. Parliamentary representation isn’t one of them.

Joshua Foust |

The List

Romney: Year One

What would happen if you took Mitt Romney's foreign-policy promises extremely literally?

Daniel Drezner |

Review

Is <i>The Dictator</i> Racist?

Yes. And it's not that funny either.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

Predators for Peace

Drones have revolutionized war. Why not let them deliver aid?

Jack C. Chow |

Slide Show

Cervezagate

The ridiculous media riot over Hillary Clinton's beer in Cartagena.

Slide Show |

Argument

Pictures at a Revolution

Data visualization can offer some unique insights into social upheaval. But the data artists are just getting started.

Luke Allnutt |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best reads from around the world.

Max Linsky |

Dispatch

Moscow's Merry Pranksters

Big public demonstrations may be a new development in Russia, but protests in the streets have been around for a while. Just ask the artists.

Alexis Zimberg |

Photo Essay

Once Upon a Time in Tehran

Photos of a swinging Iran when the skirts were short, the dance was the twist, and America wasn't Enemy No. 1.

Cara Parks |

Photo Essay

China's Ultimate Fighting Crickets

Inside China's strange obsession with battling bugs.

Jonathan Browning |

Slide Show

Global Warming

It's too darn hot -- pretty much everywhere.

Slide Show |

Argument

The WikiLeaks of Money

Is Bitcoin a revolution or a bubble?

Joshua E. Keating |