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United Kingdom

London After Brexit

What will the most multi-ethnic and diverse city in Europe look like after it leaves the EU?

London is often described as the most multi-ethnic and diverse city in Europe. Its residents hail from all across the world: former Commonwealth countries like India, Bangladesh and Australia, fellow member states of the European Union and other nations. It’s full of different languages and as many different kinds of cuisine. According to the census, although the majority of Londoners were born in the United Kingdom, some of the largest groups born outside the UK include India, Poland, Bangladesh, Romania and Pakistan. Whenever I visit the British capital, I stay with a friend in Wood Green in North London. Twenty...

Ireland

Brexit’s Collateral

The stories of people on the Irish border affected by Brexit

Photographs by Lorcan Doherty It has been likened by some commentators to a slow-motion car crash—but...

India

All That Glitters

The secret life of Indian jewelry

The air smells singed and the exposed brick walls are black with grime. The room on...

Did You Know?

United States

Desert Heat

On July 10, 1913, California’s Furnace Creek (population 24) in Death Valley recorded a temperature of 134°F, making it the hottest place in the world—a record it still holds. What’s more, it boasts the highest recorded ground surface temperature (201°F in 1972). While the Mojave Desert temperatures vary widely with elevation, Death Valley this July endured average summer temperatures around 120°F; in winter, though, it can reach a chilly 20°F.

Encounters that take you there.

Before there were guidebooks, 18th- and 19th-century authors wrote “stranger’s guides” to cities and countries, pamphlets and books that combined helpful tips with particular and offbeat advice and context: the best boarding houses alongside bits of history, preferred brothels as well as ways to avoid pickpockets. These guides were far removed from a modern, sanitized Fodor’s—rather they were personal, eccentric and intimate portrayals of place.

Stranger’s Guide is a modern version of that idea—a publication that reveals the intricacies of places across the globe, through both local and foreign eyes.