Matthew Power

Matthew Power

Matthew Power is a contributing editor at Harper's.

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Blood in the Sand: Killing a Turtle Advocate

Each spring on Costa Rica’s desolate Caribbean coast, endangered leatherback sea turtles come ashore at night to lay and hide their eggs. Poachers steal them for cash, and as Matthew Power reports, they’re willing to kill anyone who gets in their way.

Matthew Power
Jan 2, 2014

Junger’s powerful new documentary about the life of war photographer Tim Hetherington shows us why dedicated journalists are needed now more than ever

Matthew Power
Mar 26, 2013

In 1900, Chicagoans remade their city’s namesake river. Then they let it go to hell.

Matthew Power
Feb 21, 2013

Hollywood sticks it to the energy establishment with the new Matt Damon and John Krasinski film

Matthew Power
Feb 21, 2013

International humanitarian-aid group Doctors Without Borders, best known for conducting emergency health care interventions in war-torn countries, set up a makeshift clinic for Hurricane Sandy victims in one of New York’s worst-hit communities to fill in the gaps in the government’s response. Matthew Power joined volunteer physicians for a day in the field duri

Matthew Power
Nov 8, 2012

Our favorite long hauls on two wheels

Matthew Power
Jul 9, 2012

Way Out and Back

Australia’s Northern Territory is our kind of place—a vast expanse of desert playgrounds, tropical rainforests, and supersize wildlife. Buckle up with Matthew Power as he bounces through the most extreme landscapes on the planet.

Matthew Power
Jan 11, 2012

Play the Field

Seven can't-miss Aussie adventures

Alex Hutchinson, Madison Kahn, and Matthew Power
Jan 11, 2012

A new book tackles the disappearance of famed explorer Percy Fawcett

Matthew Power
Feb 18, 2009

Paul Theroux rides the rails with a Eurasian encore

Matthew Power
Sep 1, 2008