Dead and Kicking

Writer's haunts—and haunting writers—in Moscow

Moscow is a city of dead writers. No matter where you look, they are everywhere. Over...

Russia

The Renovation of Moscow

While Russia and the West drift further apart, Moscow looks more and more like a western city

The most Western city in Russia has long been considered St. Petersburg, ever since its founding...

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...

Russia

Under God

As Moscow transforms, one corner of the city remains sacred

There are places in Moscow that are directly under God’s protection, places for the sake of...

Canada

At the Bottom of the Lake

A Hidden Piece of Canadian Indigenous History

Driving north from Lake Ontario out Guelph Line road past the telltale markers of suburbia—strip malls,...

Yukon

On the Trail of the Yukon’s Sled Huskies

Some are setting standards for better treatment of mushing dogs

To exercise your authority at the handlebars of a dog sled, our guide showed us, slowly...

Iraq

I Left My Heart in Al Amarah

War doesn’t stop you falling in love with a place.

It was a peaceful afternoon in Al Amarah thanks to the lack of incoming mortars, rockets...

China

The Changing Sounds of Hong Kong

In China's unique city, more and more residents are starting to sound like the rest of the country

It is an understatement to say that Hong Kong is a loud city. With over seven...

Eritrea

Off the Grid in Eritrea

As Eritrea improves relations with its neighbors, one writer in exile reflects on the country of his birth

Amid news of Eritrea’s rapprochement with its neighboring Ethiopia after 20 years of deadlock and the...

United Kingdom

Burns Night

Raising a toast to Scotland's bard

As usual, Highland Mary is looking down from her hill of flowering gorse, holding her bronze...

Zimbabwe

#ShutDown the Internet

A tax on internet use in some African countries is stifling dissent

If you google Zimbabwe this week, you’ll read about the social unrest that has sparked when...
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