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Phillip Robertson

Phillip Robertson has covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq for since 2001. He has also reported for Time, BBC World Service Radio, and NPR. In 2003, Robertson was a finalist for the USC/Annenberg Award for online journalism in the breaking news category. His story, “In the Mosque of Imam Ali,” will appear in Best American Essays 2007.


The Octopus in the Cathedral of Salt

A lightning storm over the town of Turbo, the center of banana and plantain production in Northern Colombia. Turbo is also the main port of departure for cocaine headed to the United States and Europe, a city still in the grip of paramilitary and [...]