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The Root of All Things

Our first installment of Dispatched, a new longform series curated by Anthony Bourdain, from an ayahuasca training center in the Peruvian Amazon.

By Nathan Thornburgh

Finding Meaning in the McMuffin

Matt Goulding's long, complicated relationship with the McMuffin.

Haters Gonna Hate

Down The Wakhan Corridor

The Wakhan is as close to a tourist destination as you’re likely to find in Afghanistan, and an entirely worthy one at that.

A photo essay by Andrew Quilty

Marooned in the Desert

Sixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.

"Inshallah, we will return."

Toy Soldiers: Q&A with Simon Brann Thorpe

What happened when a photographer asked an entire battalion in Western Sahara to collaborate on a conceptual art project.

A Press Trip to Branson

“Being on a press trip is my least favorite way to travel, and Branson was the last place I wanted to go.”

Egypt’s Capital Mirage

The country’s plan to build a shiny new capital in the desert is one of a string of dubious megacity projects.

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Bridging the Armenian Divide

Despite the unprecedented media coverage about the events of 1915 in Anatolia, there is a group that remains torn about all the hoopla: Armenians.

Hostage Camp

Inside the strange world of kidnap and ransom survival schools

Prisons: Q&A with Sébastien Van Malleghem

After completing a powerful investigation within his country's police force, a Belgian photographer documents life in its prisons.

The Magic Mountain

I was right around Whiskeytown at the edge of the forest when I got my first glimpse of Mount Shasta. I was driving…

‘When We Hear Shots, We Run Toward Them’

An offshoot of CeaseFire, the embattled Chicago anti-violence organization, takes on Africa’s murder capital

One Roof, Two Religions

Displaced by Iraq's new crises and the advance of ISIS, a Sunni and a Christian family have found peace living in the same house in Kirkuk.


A reporter reflects on the grim reality of covering the Nepal earthquake

Mad Max Ground Zero

Stalking Australia’s Real Life Post-Apocalyptic Nuclear Wasteland

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