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The Last Days of the London Eel

After centuries as an iconic Cockney ingredient, the always slithering, often jellied eel has fallen on hard times.

"London steams and teems with eels alive and stewed"

The Ants of Medyka

The Ukrainian Army has been sending young soldiers into combat without body armor or even helmets at times. Enter the ‘ants’—Ukrainian volunteers who walk army surplus goods over the Polish border, one bag at a time.

Dispatch from Annabelle Chapman

Soweto Style

In South African townships, an ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing.

Dance-offs, brands, and burning money

The Camel Ambulance of Achro Thar

The remote Pakistani desert of Achro Thar may not have much, but as the Dr. Haathi Singh and his famed camel ambulance prove, there’s ingenuity and kindness aplenty.

Dromedary Apothecary?

Crying Meri: Q&A with Vlad Sokhin

A photographer traveled throughout Papua New Guinea documenting various forms of violence towards women, and some of the men responsible.

Man vs Fish

An invasive species is devouring the native inhabitants of Belize's reefs, and enterprising Belizeans are fighting back, in kind.

In Kachin Country

Only recently released from the rule of the military junta, Myanmar is struggling to hold its varying ethnic and religious groups together.

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Argentina Wins! (for Best Fans)

Their team succumbed to Germany on the pitch, but everywhere in Rio, Argentina was winning.

The Strangest Sport No One Knows

In the highlands around Mumbai, practitioners of Mallakhamb perform curious acrobatic feats using poles, ropes… and castor oil.

Smoking Spokane

Buying, smoking, and somehow finding a way to break the law on the first day of legalized recreational marijuana sales in Washington State.

The Boat People of Britain

Boat-dwellers have been living on Britain’s canals since the industrial revolution. Will their unique culture be able to survive Britain’s latest boom and bust cycles?


A Macedonian Makeover?

The city of Skopje is undergoing a Disneyfied transformation in celebration of its ancient Macedonian heritage. If only the Greeks next door didn’t argue it was their history first.

Fight Night In Hong Kong

On a mission to lose weight and get in shape, journalist Jeremy “Lion Heart” Hartley found himself squaring off in a Muay Thai bout. It wasn’t pretty.

From Moscow to Kentucky

A Russian and a Ukranian photographer spend a month in Paducah, Kentucky, to create a portrait of an artist community.

Learning to Lose

This is the week when the sweetest World Cup dreams die. A requiem, then, for the fallen.

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