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To See God in a Wooden Instrument is No Small Matter

Reconnecting with their roots, two brothers travel through some of India’s remotest regions to document folk musicians.

6 states, 40 musical groups, 100 artists, 9 languages

To See God in a Wooden Instrument is No Small Matter

A Supposedly Fun Thing I Did Many Times

Step right up for venison, cheap drinks, and drunken middle-aged revelry on Sweden’s finest cruise.

"I wanted a party, and I was going to find it"

A Supposedly Fun Thing I Did Many Times

Soccer With Vikings

As Iceland continues its Cinderella story at the Euros, Mark Franek reflects on six summers of semi-pro football in the country of northern lights and Hidden Folk

‘You Will Lose’

Soccer With Vikings

The Shark Hunters of Cabo San Lazaro

For tiburoneros, Mexico’s shark fishermen, the biggest threats may be unseen.

A photo essay by Federico Vespignani

The Shark Hunters of Cabo San Lazaro

The Sandwich That Ate the World

On the hunt through Saigon, in search of the past, present, and future of the banh mi.

The Sandwich That Ate the World

Last Words: Q&A with Michael Vince Kim

A photographer documents the Koreans of Kazakhstan's dying dialect, and their future generations.

Last Words: Q&A with Michael Vince Kim

The Palace of War

In Kabul, a dispute over the future of a grand but bullet-ridden palace reflects Afghanistan's divisions over whether to bury or memorialize its turbulent history.

The Palace of War
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Anarchy in Kuala Lumpur

Thanks to Rumah Api, a punk venue space in Kuala Lumpur, the quality of extreme music on offer in Malaysia has increased drastically.

Anarchy in Kuala Lumpur

The Shamans of Paris

Meet the French Hmong adapting ancient healing techniques for the modern world

The Shamans of Paris

The Unrecognized

At the ultimate outsider football tournament, the not-quite-official team of a not-quite-independent country tries to make its mark.

The Unrecognized

The Light That Never Goes Out

Built with its back turned to the Black Sea, the unloved city of Poti is attempting to reinvent itself.

The Light That Never Goes Out

The Bikers of Beirut

Will outlaw motorcycle gangs threaten Lebanon’s booming biker scene?

The Bikers of Beirut

The Crumbling Glories of Kolkata

The historic mansions of the West Bengali megacity are reminders of a richer, more flamboyant past

The Crumbling Glories of Kolkata

19 Things to Know Before You Go: The Tea Horse Road

Smart travel along a legendary Asian trade route that takes you to noodles in Sichuan, sweet duck in Yunnan, and on bone-jolting bus rides.

19 Things to Know Before You Go: The Tea Horse Road

Angola’s Black Market Dollar Dealers

One man goes in search of foreign currency in a bust economy

Angola’s Black Market Dollar Dealers
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