I was into my third hour interviewing a survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime, and everyone was tired. The survivor, a farmer from a province three hours north of Phnom Penh, had already described the most horrific experience––his pregnant wife’s stomach being cut open and the fetus removed by soldiers who planned to dry and consume it, supposedly to gain magical powers.
A comprehensive look at voter behavior and demographics reveals a momentous prospect: a Hispanic electorate that turns out to vote en masse, allies itself strongly with one political party and changes America’s political balance for decades.
Hepatitis C virus is commonly mistaken as strictly a heroin junkies’ malady that need not concern law-abiding citizens. But New Mexico leads the nation in deaths from chronic liver disease due to the deadly combination of HCV and alcoholism. Furthermore, the rate of HCV infection in the state’s prisons is the highest reported by any state.
Environmental issues are important and, for some people, they are interesting. But for Harvey Stone, the most pressing environmental issue of our time—climate change—had all the built-in elements required to write a fiction thriller.
Environmental art is hard to peg down; its definition is as uncertain as the future of the environment. Just as one person’s reusable grocery bag is another’s mass transit, one person’s mammoth (often destructive) land art is another’s recycled art materials.