Our weekly newsletter Field Guide will take themes—department stores, cemeteries, stadiums—and look at how different cultures play with the same concepts. Each issue will feature an original essay and give a taste of some of the best place-based writing, sounds and images from around the world.


See the latest editions of our Field Guide:

Cross-cultural pollination: Korean pop in Morocco; Mexico’s San Juan Chamula; Summoning smells of Indian cuisine from a new home in Paris.

DIY Disaster: taking a look at the do-it-yourself attitude that drives disaster victims to become their own rescuers.