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Southern Exposure

The “smoking bar" on Antarctica's McMurdo Station was raucous and depraved. For Hunter R. Slaton, it was perfect.

Penguins, ice and Jaegermeister

Toward Land’s End

On the eve of the World Series, San Francisco native Lincoln Mitchell writes about the western reaches of the city in which he grew up.

Burgers, fog, dumplings, Giants

The Hyenas of Harar

A trip to an Ethiopian city for a feeding ritual that shows that we can all get along, at least when there’s enough food to go around.

From Joseph Hammond

Turkey’s Dying Greek Press

In Istanbul, a once-mighty newspaper that serves the country’s dwindling Greek community is in danger of collapse.

A disappearing readership

A Russian Mining Town in Norway: Q&A with Paul S. Amundsen

The town of Barentsburg located high in the Arctic feels every bit like aSoviet town stuck in time. Except it's in Norway.

A Free Dive in Japan

Photographer Michael Magers spends an afternoon diving for urchin with the incredible women divers—many of them in the 60s and older—of Mie Prefecture.

Know Before You Go: São Paulo

A traveler's tipsheet for deciphering one of the world's great megacities: São Paulo, Brazil

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Ghost Town Democracy

Bolivia empties out for Election Day.

A Lens to the Front

A homegrown Iraqi photo agency is telling stories no one else can

The Nationalists’ Lost Mojo

Europe’s white nationalists, led by a man from Montana, meet in Hungary to plot over pints. It does not go well.

Hong Kong: Umbrellas and Revolution

After years in Cairo, photographer Amanda Mustard captures the unusual culture of Hong Kong's 'Polite Protests' - from umbrellas and water to haircuts and card games.

A (Quick) Trip Through Nepal

A Nepalese tourism behemoth invites journalist James McGirk for a trip to the region where he grew up.

The Surreal States

In Eastern Ukraine, Home to the World’s Newest Breakaway Republics, Nothing Is As It Seems

The Last Days of an Ancient Sword

For centuries, the curved Dha was the sword of choice for the warriors of southeast Asia. In a small foundry in northeast Thailand, the art of making them lives on.

Failed Revolution: Q&A with Jan-Joseph Stok

On the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara's secret mission to Congo, a photographer revisits the past.

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