I’ve plugged the Vice Guide to Travel before and I want to do it again. They really do fantastic work over there.
Vice magazine founder Suroosh Alvi went back to Pakistan and taped a five part series about the profoundly unpleasant city of Karachi that should be required viewing for journalists and American foreign policy makers who deal with Pakistan for a living. The scene where Alvi embeds with the Karachi police on a Taliban hunt in a slum packed with 4.5 million people is especially eye-opening.
I know that watching a half-hour of video on the Internet is like sitting through all three Lord of the Rings films back-to-back in the theater, but trust me, it’s worth it. This is great stuff.