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Homelands: The Lampedusa Chapter

Foreign correspondent Stephan Faris visits the island of Lampedusa, which is both a tourist destination and a grim waystation for migrants crossing the Mediterranean.

From Deca, a new writers collective

Rolling for Glory

India, long an importer of sports, finally has one to send out to the rest of the world: roll ball, the bastard child of rollerskating and basketball.

Dispatch from the Roll Ball Heartland

In the Land Without Law

In rural Honduras, poverty, murder, and injustice fuels a battle between farmers and rich landowners.

Campesino vs campesino

Almost Famous

Merge Records was born in a bedroom in Chapel Hill 25 years ago. Today, it is one of the most influential indie music labels in the world.

From Superchunk to Arcade Fire

The Last Days of the London Eel

After centuries as an iconic Cockney ingredient, the always slithering, often jellied eel has fallen on hard times.

The Ants of Medyka

The Ukrainian Army has been sending young soldiers into combat without body armor or even helmets at times. Enter the ‘ants’—pro-Ukraine Ukrainian volunteers who walk army surplus goods over the Polish border, one bag at…

The Camel Ambulance of Achro Thar

The remote Pakistani desert of Achro Thar may not have much, but as the Dr. Haathi Singh and his famed camel ambulance prove, there’s ingenuity and kindness aplenty.

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Soweto Style

In South African townships, an ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing.

Crying Meri: Q&A with Vlad Sokhin

A photographer traveled throughout Papua New Guinea documenting various forms of violence towards women, and some of the men responsible.

Man vs Fish

An invasive species is devouring the native inhabitants of Belize's reefs, and enterprising Belizeans are fighting back, in kind.

In Kachin Country

Only recently released from the rule of the military junta, Myanmar is struggling to hold its varying ethnic and religious groups together.

Argentina Wins! (for Best Fans)

Their team succumbed to Germany on the pitch, but everywhere in Rio, Argentina was winning.

The Strangest Sport No One Knows

In the highlands around Mumbai, practitioners of Mallakhamb perform curious acrobatic feats using poles, ropes… and castor oil.

Smoking Spokane

Buying, smoking, and somehow finding a way to break the law on the first day of legalized recreational marijuana sales in Washington State.

The Boat People of Britain

Boat-dwellers have been living on Britain’s canals since the industrial revolution. Will their unique culture be able to survive Britain’s latest boom and bust cycles?


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