Sonia Shah

Sonia Shah writes about international politics and global health. She is the author of The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years (2010), called “tour-de-force history” by The New York Times, and The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World’s Poorest Patients (2006), winner of the 2008 Prix Prescrire award.

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Hunting With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

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A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

The story of an action figure and his reluctant sidekick, who trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

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I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

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Juice Cleanses: The Worst Diet

A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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