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Faith and Fear in Istanbul

The Alevis, Turkey’s largest religious minority, have been persecuted for centuries. Will the fallout from the war in Syria only make things worse?

"We do not fear Allah"

Illegal Wagers, Old Luck

Putting it all on horse number four at the Chiang Mai race track.

“Ugly jockey. Bad tail. Boring color.”

An Indian at Auschwitz

Deepti Patwardhan reflects on India’s unusual and uncomfortable relationship with Europe’s darkest period.

Why Visit?

Rink Fever

From ponytailed girls teams to beer leagues to the vaunted junior ranks, hockey is in Ontario’s blood.

Pads, pucks, and Tim Horton’s

SkyMaul 2: Where America Buys His Stuff

An excerpt from SkyMaul 2, the sequel to the in-flight shopping catalogue parody you didn't even know existed.

Rescued From the Land of Fire and Ice

Stranded on a floating glacier? This crew of Icelandic volunteers is here to save you.

Last Days of a Wild Beach: Q&A with Vasantha Yogananthan

At France’s Piémanson beach, generation after generation of the same families build cabins on the sand and wait for the day their paradise will be shut down for good.

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Paradise Once Again?

Two decades after being labeled the most dangerous place on earth, Kashmir is seeking redemption and entreating foreign tourists to return

The Solace of Sound

At a camp for displaced persons in Afghanistan, one musician finds hope in traditional music.

American Interior

Musician Gruff Rhys traces an ancestor's quixotic journey through America in search of a lost Welsh-speaking tribe.

Sober in Stockholm

Booze-free clubbing is Sweden’s latest party craze.

A Dispatch From the Other Side of War

Fighting has started again in the world's youngest country. But an old truth still reigns: women always pay a high price for wars started by men.

The Third Front

Syria is in the fourth year of war, but its Kurdish population has refused to side with anyone but themselves. Does their democratic “third revolution” stand a chance?


As the legion of women bikers grows nationwide, writer Amy Maxmen opens the throttle with one manic, traffic-weaving New York City club.

The Art of Making Ham

Making Parma ham the right way requires an assembly line of skilled craftsmen. Photographer Alessandro Iovino visits Il Gazzolo Di Alberto Galloni e Figli, a producer in Langhirano located 15-minutes from his hometown of Parma.

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