Michael Kamber

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  • 13 years ago

    Terry has two loves. One is Juliet, a pretty 25-year-old with a baby face and a voice like gravel. His other love is the white powder he shoots into his veins. Juliet has gone and come and is going again. Heroin doesn't give much love back, but if...

  • 14 years ago

    I believed Daniel Pearl was dead all along. Weeks before the U.S. government confirmed his death, I thought it unlikely he would return alive. I returned from reporting for the Voice from Pakistan in December, exhausted from being stoned, punched,...

  • 14 years ago

    Saeed Abdullah is a street vendor in Crown Heights. He spends his days at the corner of Utica and President, at his small stand, where piles of children's gloves compete for space with hair pomade and Lick Me All Over body oil. "The boy that was k...

  • 14 years ago

    KARACHI, PAKISTAN-Twenty years ago, residents say, they swam and caught fish along the banks of this city's Lyari River. Today the tributary runs like a mile-long stain through the city, its waters black with sewage and toxic waste. The river's ba...

  • 14 years ago

    By any measure, Pakistan's environment is in ruins. The mayor of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, recently declared the city's water and sewer system "on the verge of collapse." The coastline nearby is ravaged by oil spills. And as the photos of ...

  • 14 years ago

    JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN—The Khyber Pass, the road that leads west into Afghanistan, is a rutted single lane of hairpin turns and washed-out macadam. Thousand-foot granite cliffs loom on all sides. On low plateaus, local residents can occasiona...


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