Week 201925

Without Any Warrants, CBP Searched My Devices at the Airport
"I Still Don’t Know Where Joy Division Came From"
An Oral History of an Iconic Band
The Jewish Trumpeter Who Entertained Nazis to Survive the Holocaust
A lot of us who write about music talk about how a song or album saved our lives at one point or another. Eric Vogel understood the idea literally, as a debt he’d spend the rest of his life repaying.
Béla Lugosi: actor, union leader, anti-fascist
Hungarian actor Béla Lugosi was crowned “Hollywood’s Prince of Darkness” for his portrayal of the vampire Count Dracula in several films. But today few people know he was a union leader and anti-fascist who fought real-life monsters.
Why Public Transportation Works Better Outside the U.S.
The widespread failure of American mass transit is usually blamed on cheap gas and suburban sprawl. But the full story of why other countries succeed is more complicated.
True Roots
One woman quits coloring her gray hair and investigates the human and environmental costs of this contentious female beauty standard.
Tetris Creator Alexey Pajitnov On Tetris 99, Tetris Comics And His Favourite Tetris Piece