The Invisible Artistry of Asian Actors

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Slumdog Millionaire. Parasite. And now, Minari. For years, Asian performers have been overlooked for awards, even when they star in critically acclaimed films.

Steven Yeun, Alan Kim, Youn Yuh-jung, Yeri Han, Noel Kate Cho, Michelle Yeoh, and Dev Patel
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The Panopticon Is Already Here

Xi Jinping is using artificial intelligence to enhance his government’s totalitarian control—and he’s exporting this technology to regimes around the globe. (From 2020.)

Jonathan Djob Nkondo
Ice crystals completely cover a small chandelier and the ceiling it hangs from.
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An Ice-Covered Russian Ghost Town

The photographer Maria Passer visited some of the ice-covered abandoned buildings of Vorkuta, a dwindling Russian coal-mining city north of the Arctic Circle.