In a new age of visibility, a forgotten generation of aging trans people are in the shadows, and are systematically locked out of the healthcare system. Read more
Al Jazeera America
In one of the world's coldest and remote cities, the pollution is unbearable, and impacting the most vulnerable part of the population. Read more
New York Times
Iran's Oppressed Christians
The Islamic Republic of Iran is currently going through another, more under-the-radar revolution: Muslim-born ethnic Iranians are converting to Christianity at a pace previously unseen and are facing often life-threatening risks. Read more at the New York Times.
Mark Dimmitt: King of Rare Plants
Meet the obsessive botanist who became king of rare specimens at The Guardian
Since ancient times, across so many cultures and for myriad reasons, women have covered their hair — an act tied up in competing notions of freedom and oppression. Read more
An unlikely semi-pro soccer team in Detroit and its impassioned, rabid fans take on professional league expansion in the Midwest. Read more
Breaking the Grip of the Oligarchs
How a tragic twist of fate is fueling a revolt against Armenia’s overweening tycoons. Read more atForeign Policy.
There’s only one lab equipped to handle crimes against nature. (Just don’t ask the scientists to find Bigfoot.) Read more atMental Floss/March/April 2013 issue.
Cannabis for Elders
Uncovering the perplexing challenges associated with medical marijuana usage for seniors, especially those resided in assisted living facilities. Read more at The Atlantic.