South Africa

An Oyster’s Journey

Not too long ago, I was on a media junket run by the Hong Kong government....

Mexico City

Improvising Survival

The clash between the new global gentrifiers and Mexico City’s informal economies.

From downtown, it takes about an hour by metro to get to the Wednesday flea market...

Zimbabwe

The Great Hope

A Zimbabwean expat ponders her country's momentous election

Just under a year ago, a series of previously unimaginable events occurred in Zimbabwe. The Robert...

Mexico City

The Pulque Chronicles

Mexico’s pre-Hispanic alcoholic drink finds new life in the city’s old school bars.

Ten years ago I lived in an apartment building in downtown Mexico City. One afternoon a...

Uganda

It’s Ugawood!

Inside the nascent Ugandan action film industry

Staying off social media is one of my hardest disciplines, but a particular Facebook post—a video...

England

Under the Yolk

An artist explores the cycles of life from a temporary home afloat

The origins of the Exbury Egg emerged in 2011 when I got an email from an...

Colombia

Desert Dwellers

A writer ponders the benefits of tourism to La Guajira, Colombia's northeastern desert.

The dry wind sweeps desert dirt and endless trash across long and lonely miles, twisting around...

Nigeria

In Love with Nigeria

Beauty in the eye of the beholder in Africa's most populous country

Corrupt politicians, police brutality, rigged elections—there are just too many ways America outdoes Nigeria. One area...

Morocco

K-pop in Morocco

BTS has catapulted Korean pop into some unlikely places

Not long ago, a Chinese man who lives in Dubai told me about a survey conducted by...

Mexico

DIY Disaster

The bands and music scene that organized during the Mexico City earthquake

At the center of rock alternativo and the many intersecting indie rock scenes in Mexico City...

Egypt

A Tourist in @DowntownCairo

Virtual travel in the age of Instagram

My thumb hovered mid-scroll, as the ethereal shape of a dancer floated upwards on the screen....
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