Issue No. 17 | Us & Them
Friend or Foe?
It’s a total cliché to say that in 2018, Americans are more polarized, more divided, and more culturally isolated from one another than we’ve ever been—but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. This month, we’re telling stories across a variety of political, cultural and social chasms, including the digital short The Pride of Del Rio, about an unconventional Texas mayor; and American Hero, a portrait of a Bangladeshi taxi driver and his profound allegiance to Hollywood mythmaking around masculinity. Plus: a compendium of stories about the world’s pettiest people and places, a photo essay on the women powering the far right, and a look at the age-old relationship between humans and a certain eight-legged enemy. Join us—or fight us.