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Udaipur’s Emperor of Eggs

How one man turned a grimy food stall into a culinary juggernaut with hard work, determination, and eggs. Lots of eggs.

Egg bunch, egg nice, fantoo omelette.

Udaipur’s Emperor of Eggs

City of Widows

As the war in Eastern Ukraine escalates, the widows of Donetsk are left without money, husbands, or hope. 

"Soldiers go directly to God.”

City of Widows

Everyone Loves Lenin

Twenty-four hours in Tajikistan’s favorite neo-Soviet bistro.

Wired on sugary Nescafé and syrniki

Everyone Loves Lenin

Island of Monsters: Q&A with Charles Fréger

Meet the ritual figures invented by the Japanese to try to tame the elements

“It's about fantasy and theatrics”

Island of Monsters: Q&A with Charles Fréger

Steven Soderbergh’s Bolivian Elixir

How the director of Che and Traffic brought an unknown spirit to America

Steven Soderbergh’s Bolivian Elixir

20 Things to Know Before You Go to Luanda

Navigating nameless streets, rich restaurant menus, and notoriously high prices in Angola's capital.

20 Things to Know Before You Go to Luanda

Looking for Gold at the Top of the World

Life and death in La Rinconada—one of the world's most desolate places.

Looking for Gold at the Top of the World
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The Last Days of the Mekong Snake Hunters

After a government ban, a 1,000-year-old tradition in Vietnam has moved underground.

The Last Days of the Mekong Snake Hunters

The Triumph of the Stooge

Win or lose, the GOP nominee has killed any chance of a reasonable debate about Russia.

The Triumph of the Stooge

F*ck the Olympics

They come, they go, they leave ruin in their wake. Why would anyone want to host the Games?

F*ck the Olympics

Waste Not, Want Not

An abandoned school in rural Japan becomes a shrine to the concept of mottainai.

Waste Not, Want Not

No Cages Necessary

Swimming with sharks in a changing Hawaii.

No Cages Necessary

A New Hope

How a Hindu epic inspired a Malaysian art form that survived attacks by Islamists and learned to love Star Wars.

A New Hope

17 Things to Know Before You Go to León, Nicaragua

Eat, drink, travel (and play pool) wisely in Nicaragua's second city.

17 Things to Know Before You Go to León, Nicaragua

The Free State of Trieste

A quixotic urban-planning scheme aims to transform the disputed Italian port city into a spiritual center of the world

The Free State of Trieste
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