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Everybody in Uganda Is Kung Fu Fighting

A rising generation of young martial artists are hoping to drop kick their way onto the big screen.

Welcome to Ugawood

Social Bonds: Q&A with Liza Van der Stock

The Belgian photographer looks at the sex workers' community in Zanzibar by combining academic research and powerful photography.

“It's not just about pretty pictures”

The Unwelcome Villager

Growing up in rural China, where anti-Japanese sentiment raged, Karoline Kan developed an unlikely friendship that challenged everything she’d learned about a hated enemy

Grandma Ono and me

Training Day

A day in the life of a fighting cock in Karachi

‘Everything will be revealed today’

The Doobie Underground

In Italy, grassroots cannabis social clubs dispense medical marijuana (and sometimes cheese) to ailing patients

The New Gin Craze

Centuries of squalor and imperialism have given gin a bad name. But now, liquor stores are stocked with brands featuring fancy bottles, funky names, and one-of-a-kind botanical blends.

Bolivian Ball

As basketball rises in popularity in Bolivia, teams are recruiting more and more American players, who have to learn a new language on and off the court - and overcome altitude sickness.

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The Last Days of Storytellers Street

Long past its glory days and plagued by spasms of violence, Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani Bazaar is at risk of being lost to history

Madrid’s Rebel Orchestra

The rabble-rousing musicians of La Solfónica provide a soundtrack to Spain’s many protests

The Delicious Chaos of Cairo’s Chinatown

Egypt’s revolution (and counter-revolution) hasn’t stopped an influx of Chinese, who bring with them a rich and delicious culinary heritage.

The Conventioneers: Q&A with Yvette Marie Dostatni

The Chicago-born photographer attends conventions throughout the country, uncovering the many worlds hidden below the mainstream level of society.

A Railway Pilgrimage in Pakistan

As a child growing up in Pakistan, the railway held a special place in Annie Khan’s imagination—even though she never actually rode a train. Last year, she returned to Karachi and boarded the country’s most…

A Village at the Edge

Awsard, a small village in Western Sahara, is located 170 miles from the nearest food market. A five minute walk, however, will take you to a massive Moroccan army base.

Brooklyn’s Ayahuasca Guru

The borough’s go-to man for the hallucinogenic potion is a ponytailed 33-year-old former Orthodox Jew. Go figure.

The Weird and Wonderful World of Korean Pizza

Sweet potato crust, fig and snail toppings, strawberry and cream cheese—in an otherwise conservative food culture, Seoul’s pizza makers aren’t afraid to experiment.

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