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We foster global citizenship through storytelling that brings you new perspectives from around the world. Centered on local voices, each of our guides takes you to a new location, through stories on literature and sports to social movements and history.

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Ireland

Portrait of a Pub

Progress and procrastination at Dublin's infamous Grogan’s Castle Lounge

Grogan’s is a public house on South William Street in Dublin. Centrally located, it would not stand out from other bars in the city if not for one thing: the people who work and drink there, known as the Groganites. In the early ’70s, when Paddy Kennedy and Tommy Smith bought the premises, Dublin City Centre was a ghost town, especially in the evenings. The owner of any business sets ...

Bogotá

The Street: Bogotá, 1960

Never-before-translated vignettes on city-life by a young Gabriel García Márquez

In 1960 the Camacho Roldan Bookstore published a series of books under the title Colombia: Country ...

Ireland

So Long Out of Ireland

Teaching storytelling as a national tradition

I have been out of Ireland for many years, but in fact, I have never left. ...

Bogotá

My Sensational Drama Queen

An ode to Bogotá

We are publishing this essay on contemporary Bogotá alongside a mid-century portrait of the city written by ...

Mediterranean

Disorganized Crime

How the Albanian mafia went global

The takedown happened over five days in the chilly spring of 2009 in suburban New Jersey. ...

Spain

The Keepers of Flamenco

How a Roma tradition became one of Spain's most famous exports

Flamenco shoes of all colors lined the walls of the Gallardo store like rows of candy. ...

Moscow

Russia’s Hip-Hop Underground

How an uncensored strain of rap is mounting a fight for free expression

Last summer at Moscow’s Flacon, a former Soviet crystal factory converted into a hub of hipster ...

Caribbean

My Father’s Land

The indelible marks of slavery in Jamaica

Where are your monuments, your battles, martyrs? Where is your tribal memory? Sirs, in that grey ...

California

Desert Pilgrims

The wild characters drawn to Joshua Tree and Death Valley

On a late spring evening, I am walking through Joshua Tree National Park with Ken Layne, ...

Caribbean

Hispaniola

The tense border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti

High in the steep, green mountains of central Hispaniola, near the long and porous border that ...

Texas

We asked six influential Texans: What’s next for Texas?

Dan Rather, Earl Campbell, Adrian Quesada, Lina Hidalgo, Cruz Ortiz and C.K. Chin on the future of sports, arts, music, restaurants, public health and

Texas shows the country its own future. Whether it’s demographic shifts, climate change or even space ...

Lagos

The Kuti Legacy

Femi Kuti on politics, family and the future of Nigerian music

A uniquely congenial atmosphere welcomes visitors to The New Afrika Shrine in the Ikeja area of ...

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