Army dad, Shawn Sullivan, and his kids.

For Your Thursday Weeping Pleasure: This Dad Coming Home From Afghanistan

Babies are born. People die. Birthdays and anniversaries and Christmas all happen, and our military folks miss it all.

"To Kill a Sparrow"

To Kill a Sparrow Traces One Afghan Woman's Struggle To Escape Her Unlawful Arranged Marriage

The Center for Investigative Reporting has produced a short documentary following Soheila, a woman imprisoned for running away with the man she loved.


Stranger Than Fiction: The CIA Commissioned Osama bin Laden Toys for War on Terror

The CIA hoped to scare small children with these red-faced toys, but pulled the plug before the figurines could work their anti-Osama hysteria.


Iranian Journalist Sparks a Movement, Women Take Selfies Sans Their Veils

Masih Lainejah has inspired Iranian women to photograph their "stealth freedom" on Facebook, taking off their veils in protest of oppression.


Goodbye Hogwarts, Hello Soldier: Neville Longbottom Got Hot

In case you didn’t know, Neville Longbottom is allllll grown up.