Welcome to the world, VQR 90.3, Summer 2014!
Under a Nuclear Cloud by Ed Ou is a multimedia piece from the Fall 2011 Issue that takes a look into the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Polygon, and explores the unexpected impact Soviet nuclear testing during the Cold War had on the residents of neighboring towns.
Scales: On the Wings of Butterflies and Moths by Thomas Eisner takes a closer look at the wings of butterflies and moths.
Explore Antarctica through Jason Anthony’s long read: The Heartless Immensity from VQR’s Spring 2009 Issue.
Fernando Botero, a Colombian artist, paints the graphic scenes of the abuses faced by the prisoners at Abu Ghraib when the US Army was in control. VQR published an article in the Winter 2008 Issue that explores Botero’s intentions when he painted the series based off the photographs taken at the prison.
With Easter just around the corner, flashback to Elliot Woods’ multimedia article Easter in Gaza from the Spring 2010 Issue of VQR.
Charles Bowden’s article, The Crazy Place, from the Fall 2009 Issue is a multimedia piece that captures the way of life in the Mexican desert while the Mexican government cracks down on drug cartels. Read more about the violence and hardships faced by the people who lived under the Juárez Cartel: http://www.vqronline.org/vqr-portfolio/crazy-place
In honor of the 38th anniversary of Apple releasing it’s first personal computer, Apple I, check out this flashback article from the Autumn 1983 Issue of VQR that addresses the potential impact of computers on society. http://www.vqronline.org/essay/printed-words-computers-and-democratic-societies
Hugh Davis Graham exposes a new side of the humanitarian former first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, in his article “The Paradox of Eleanor Roosevelt: Alcoholism’s Child." from the Spring 1987 Issue of VQR.