September 05 Issue

On The Cover
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Pulp Fiction

Don’t believe everything you read: A serial fabricator and the shocking lies he told about JFK, RFK, Marilyn, Jackie, Liz and so many more…
Big Shots
Terrorising the IS

Terrorising the IS

Nugeen smiles. Aged 45, she is a Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) fighter. Perhaps she is confident that her enemy, the blood­curdling Islamic State, is scared of her. One female PKK soldier said this week: “The jihadists don’t like fighting women, because if they’re killed by a female, they think they won’t go to heaven.” This claim is disputed. Shiraz Maher, senior fellow King’s College, London, says that ­Islamic State devotees are told they will be martyred if they die in battle, regardless of who killed them.
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New World

The View From the Gutter

'Married...With Children' may be the worst sitcom in television history, but it says more than most about the human condition

Voodoo 2.0

Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, the Caribbean religion is rebounding in New Orleans but is still misunderstood