Blazer by Gabriela Hearst and vintage shirt. In 2009, Amaryllis Fox flew to Pakistan in the hopes of convincing representatives from three extremist groups not to detonate a bomb in the middle of a crowded city center there. Here’s a community center you would hit, she told them, pointing at a spot on a tourist map. Here are two schools. Here is a mosque. Innocents would die, she told the men, all of whom had ties to Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Americans would die, yes, but so would Muslims, in even greater numbers. Fox appealed to them as men of honor, as men of God. Do not do this thing, she told them. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Four Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 19 Going Incognito We all secretly wonder what mischief we’d make if invisible: When our identity is hidden, everything seems possible. Arts & Culture Issue 19 The Best Policy Sometimes we talk to each other without feeling heard. Honesty—a most intimate interaction—can be just as thrilling as its more devious inverse. Arts & Culture Issue 19 A Sense of Suspense With unhinged imaginations and mountains of cliff-hangers, the filmmakers behind the sci-fi podcast Limetown have all the makings of a scary story. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Like Clockwork In this new column about time, we learn how slipping off our watches makes us feel like deadline-damning renegades. Arts & Culture Music Issue 19 On a Grander Scale Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna now may live on the opposite side of the globe, but she’s determined to evolve while staying true to her roots. Arts & Culture Issue 19 Neighborhood: Fire Stations The firefighting profession has evolved over time from Ancient Rome’s rudimentary bucket brigades to today’s sleek life-saving departments.