J. Lester Feder

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This Tattoo Artist Died in One of the Most Powerful Storms in Human History. Now His Friends and Family Are Demanding Justice.

A typhoon killed thousands of people in the Philippines. A group of survivors wants the law to start punishing fossil fuel companies that contribute the most to warming the planet.

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How an LGBT Panic Led this Village to Plan an Exorcism in Indonesia.

Andi was a dancer from an Indonesian village who believed his gift came from the spirit of a princess living inside him — then a national panic over homosexuality turned his world upside down. J. Lester Feder reports from Central Java province.

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They Wanted to Be a Better Class of White Nationalists. They Claimed This Man as Their Father.

Fifty years ago, France lost a war while trying to keep millions of Muslims French citizens. One French writer launched a movement to rethink “identity” in its aftermath and helped reinvent nationalism for the 21st century.

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Featured Photos

Puebla, Mexico, 2009.
Puebla, Mexico, 2009.
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 2020.
Crown Heights, Brooklyn, 2020.
Penang, Malaysia, 2013.
Penang, Malaysia, 2013.
Mexico City, Mexico, 2009.
Mexico City, Mexico, 2009.
Santiago de Okola, Bolivia, 2011.
Santiago de Okola, Bolivia, 2011.
San Salvador, El Salvador, 2014.
San Salvador, El Salvador, 2014.
Andi Budi Sutrisno at a dance performance.
Tegeswetan, Indonesia.
Czestochowa, Poland, 2018.
Czestochowa, Poland, 2018.
Ely, England, 2019.
Ely, England, 2019.
Ukraine, 2019.
Ukraine, 2019.
Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, 2020.
Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, 2020.
Ft. Green, New York, 2020.
Ft. Green, New York, 2020.
Lampang, Thailand, 2013.
Lampang, Thailand, 2013.
Lausanne, Switzerland, 2019.
Lausanne, Switzerland, 2019.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2009.

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