Daniel Sherrell

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  • | July 28th, 2011
    Nuon Chea, the mass murderer, told the court he needed a hat.  The air conditioning was making his head cold.  After a five minute deliberation, permission to retrieve the hat was granted.  Hundreds of eyes followed the octogenarian,...
  • | June 26th, 2011
                    After two weeks with the Post, I feel like I’ve published enough articles to warrant a post.  Not all have been posted online, but for those that have...
  • | June 14th, 2011
    “Ok, so, um, I guess, sit here and start working on some ideas for a story.”  I take my seat and my one sentence orientation at the Phnom Penh Post comes to a close.  No introductions, no instructions.  A mug of tea from the break...
  • | June 11th, 2011
                    When you get closer you can see that the tower is full of skulls.  Stacked 80 feet high, sorted by age and gender.  The skulls are deeply inanimate...
  • | June 10th, 2011
    After 60 hours in transit, I arrived in Phnom Penh on June 4 with two bags and about two hours of sleep to my name.  As soon as you step outside the airport, the city punches you in the face and opens up all your pores.  Sweaty and...