Ireland

LGBTQ Rights in Ireland

Equality: from prison to Prime Minister

JUNE 2017: Leo Varadkar was elected the first openly gay Prime Minister Taoiseach of Ireland. Photo...
After witnessing a ritual human sacrifice, Hernán Cortés wrote that it was “horrible, and abominable, and...

Mexico City

Street Hero

The streets of Mexico City aren’t a friendly place for unsuspecting pedestrians. Traffic in Mexico City...

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s High Rises

A solution to the scarcity of building land has come at a price—clean air.

The image is unforgettable. From a distance it looks, perhaps, like a piece of modern art:...

Caribbean

In the Eye of a Hurricane

Hamilton comes to Puerto Rico

Puerto rico’s landscape of mountains, waterfalls, thick forests and some of the world’s best stretches of...
At the Mexico City airport, newly-arrived deportees walk off the plane sometimes still dressed in the...

Nepal

Helicopter Scam in the Himalayas

How Fake Rescue Can Derail Nepal’s Mountain Tourism

Nepal’s economy is highly dependent on tourism, and every year hundreds of prospective and returnee mountaineers...

Indonesia

How Tourism Changed Bali

The Indonesian island reconsiders development at any cost

There are few places in the world so deeply connected to and dependent on tourism as...

Russia

Mediazona

The media arm of Pussy Riot that takes pot shots at Putin

Mediazona is the brainchild of Pussy Riot, the Moscow-based punk rock protest group that likes to...

Russia

Putin’s Influence on Russia’s Media

The leader's third term saw the demise of strong journalism in a country already lacking press freedom

Sophisticated Muscovites have excellent literature, theater and ballet at their fingertips. But quality journalism, and even...

Nepal

Nepal’s Toxic Smog

Are authorities to blame for not safeguarding Kathmandu's ancient monuments?

On the southwestern edge of the Kathmandu Durbar Square, along its narrow, stone-paved alleys, motorbikes and...

Spain

The 13th Century City of Coexistence

Granada's stunning sites showcase a time and place when Christians, Muslims and ethnic minorities lived side by side

The Alhambra sits above the city of Granada proud, imperious, heartbreakingly beautiful. As I approach the...