I continue to tinker with the idea behind this newsletter. What should it do? At some point, I will want it to contain original writing—writing that isn’t published elsewhere. We aren’t there yet, but in the meantime, I thought it might be a fine idea to include pieces that have…
On Sunday, the New York Times Magazine published a monster of a piece I’d reported ten months ago, in Colombo: on two wealthy brothers, from a moderate…
Samanth Subramanian
I wrote a column for Politico Europe about arsonists trying to burn down 5G towers across Europe, and compared it to the practice of burning witches—wh…
Samanth Subramanian
In reporting a Guardian Long Read about face masks, I ran into a problem that, I can only assume, will become more and more common for those of us forc…
Samanth Subramanian
I’m Samanth Subramanian, a magazine journalist whose work has appeared in the Guardian, the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, WIRED, Harper's an…