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We hope you enjoy the issue!
– I. Garrick Mason, editor
Featured in this issue:
- The watchers, by Bishnu N. Mohapatra – FULL VERSION ONLINE
India is the world’s largest democracy, with an electoral roll of more than 700 million eligible voters. But the right to vote isn’t much help ifthe politicians that are elected systematically ignore their constituents’ vital interests. Using a recently-passed law on information access, India’s poorest citizens have been fighting back—and setting the pace for the world’s other voters.
- Steve Pyke: a SCOPE interview
From punk rocker to world-class photographer, Steve Pyke discusses his influences, his working methods, his favourite peers. . . and what it’s like photographing the dead
- The animal side, by Jean-Christophe Bailly
After an unexpected encounter with a deer, the philosopher reflects on the tenuous position of animals in the human scale of values, and on the strange bond we are yet capable of sharing with creatures we cannot understand
- Codes of finance, by Vincent Antonin Lépinay
The fact that derivatives are financial products made out of math sounds reassuring. Mathematics, after all, is knowable, rational, certain. Tell that to the traders who must hedge these products, and the accountants who track them
- Cities unknown, by Hans-Georg Esch
The photographer comments on images from his recent exhibition on China’s important but unheralded megacities
- Music: Beirut, by Luke Grundy
The innovative band charges confidently into its third album
- Olusola Oyeleye, interviewed by Abby Plener
A quick word with the director of NY Fringe Festival hit Call Mr. Robeson