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Frank Bures
Writer, Minneapolis

Frank Bures is the author of The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death and the Meaning of the World’s Strangest Syndromes (2016). His work has been included in the Best American Travel Writing, and selected as 'Notable' in the Best American Essays and Best American Sports Writing. He lives in Minneapolis.

Written by Frank Bures

Essay/
Film and television
Dispatches from the ruins

The human world has become bafflingly complex and strangely fragile making apocalypse the easiest thing to imagine

Frank Bures