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In the Blood

Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew wants to attract visitors to the remote mountaintop the fictional Dracula may—or may not—have called home.

UNtangling the fiction

Syria’s Children: Q&A with Cengiz Yar

How do you report on Syria these days, when it has turned so deadly for journalists? The American photographer spent time with the refugees that have taken shelter in bordering countries.

The faces of exile

The Mock Funerals of Santa Marta

Deep in Galicia, devout Spaniards who have cheated death in the past year are paraded around in coffins to give thanks to God and to the miraculous sister of Lazarus.

Matthew Bremner reports

My Uncle, Catholicos Zareh I of the Holy See of Cilicia

Boston-born songwriter and poet Arto Vaun travels to Beirut to find a deeper truth about a relative he never met.

A Martyr of Armenian Dissent

The Meat Prophet of Peru

In the back room of a butcher shop in Lima, Renzo Garibaldi is doing things with meat that no one has ever seen or thought to do.

A North Korean Beach Holiday

If you want to get close to regular North Koreans, forget Pyongyang. Try the beach resort of Wonsan, where Dear Leader’s people frolic in the surf.

The Humblest Uniform in Congo: Q&A with Simone Bazos

All kinds of troops walk around the city of Goma. The military, the police, UN peacekeepers and soldiers. And then there are the Scouts.

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A Survey in Djibouti

Kenyan researcher Barbara Wanjala writes about her short, ill-fated attempt to research democracy in a not-so-democratic country. On behalf of the Americans, of course.

Balinese Rockers versus Australian Bogans

At the Twice Bar in Bali, the crowd is local and the rock is very, very hard.

Robin Williams in Rabat

As a five-year-old boy, Sam Dreiman saw first hand the two sides of the melancholic funnyman during a chance encounter at a hotel in Morocco.

Beaches and Bodies in Buenaventura

Can Columbia’s most violent city become a tourist destination?

Shadows in Greece: Q&A with Enri Canaj

The memories of starting a new life in Greece, coupled his adoptive country's seemingly never-ending economic and social crises, form the basis of his project “Shadows in Greece.”

Traces of the Volga Germans

Echoes of a deported people can still be heard on the banks of the Volga - if you listen carefully.

A Faded Hope for Peace

As Hiroshima remembers its dead, Tokyo envisions new ways to play the shellgame that is modern warmaking.

A Cuban Boxer in Macau

Guillermo Rigondeaux had so many amateur medals that he melted a couple down to make some gold teeth. It doesn’t get much fiercer than that. So why can’t he get a proper fight?

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