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As Hiroshima remembers its dead, Tokyo envisions new ways to play the shellgame that is modern warmaking.
Buying, smoking, and somehow finding a way to break the law on the first day of legalized recreational marijuana sales in Washington State.
This is the week when the sweetest World Cup dreams die. A requiem, then, for the fallen.
Nathan Thornburgh takes in the World Cup from Rio's Copacabana Beach, where the atmosphere is somewhere between Spring Break and the Fall of Saigon.
The Iranian team has been hounded by sanctions and a deeply divided fan base. But on the day of their first match of this World Cup, none of that bad blood or bitter history matters.
What better way to celebrate Turkey's farcical crackdown on Twitter than by conducting an interview solely through Twitter DM?
An interview with photojournalist Eduardo Leal about being attacked during Venezuela's recent unrest.
Twenty or so of the best chefs in the world descend on the Carolina Lowcountry to think, drink, eat and repeat.
Cape Town's multiethnic Rosa Choir is a fine place to consider the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
How the ghost of socialist President Salvador Allende is changing Chile.
40 years after Pinochet's bloody coup, war photographer David Burnett travels back to Chile in search of his most famous subject
Photographer John Wreford, forced out of his home in Damascus, returns to Syria to visit the sprawling refugee camp in Atmeh
Moscow chef Ivan Shishkin on eating, and cooking, Andalucia
Thomas Dworzak talks about his obsession with the little things in Instagram
This year's Tbilisi Photo Festival is a referendum on the soul of Georgia. Q&A with Nestan Nijaradze.
The story of Rustam Daudov, Chechen teen hero
The Tsarnaevs were murderers, but that's got nothing to do with an entire race. Here's some good things about Chechens
Can Social Media save Bassem Youssef? Some thoughts from SxSW.
Back in Texas, where we started a year ago, with Paul Hargrove, the chef who helped kick it all off.
A Q&A with photographer Natela Grigalashvili about her stunning new work, Georgian ABC
A conversation with Xenia Nikolskaya on her portraits of Egypt's decaying palaces
An R&K video from Cape Town on the multiethnic Rosa Choir Project
A pricey breakfast interview with Matt Kepnes, author of a new book on budget travel
On the vinegar-cured biltong, South African specialty from the days of the Trekboers
Acclaimed photographer Newsha Tavakolian talks to Roads & Kingdoms about her new exhibition in Tehran
You've survived Mayan prophesy. Now survive our year-end listicle.
Every Saturday in Cape Town's mixed Woodstock district, an astonishingly sumptuous farmers market comes to life
Why Obama's visit to Myanmar is premature. An R&K report from the Kachin civil war
Photographer Stephen Dupont's intimate portrait of the Raskols, a band of young, fierce, complicated gangsters from Papua New Guinea
After a debate in which both candidates tried to paint the other as insufficient afraid of our foes, a new report on global pollution points to some much larger problems.
Photographer Louise te Poele returns home to photograph the farmers she knew as a child. An R&K interview about her controversial work.
One phone, 11 million people. The artists and musicians of São Paulo share an iPhone throughout September
The many offenses of the Egyptian package-resort Hurghada
In my mind's eye, Super Smokers was always a bacchanalia of cannibalism: porky people eating pig.
King Taco: even late at night, even underneath a freeway, it's royal food.
El Abajeño, Guadalajaran perfection in the lowlands of Los Angeles
The grim determination of Apple Pan, in the heart of ever-evolving Los Angeles, to keep making the same perfect hamburger.
Using a famous Los Angeles sandwich to refute a GOP talking point.
For Nathan Thornburgh, there's only one antidote to LA's smog, traffic and strip-mall disappointments: a technicolor taco from a Southern California institution.
An uneasy calm on the Strait of Sicily, one of the world's deadliest border crossings. A Time.com/Roads & Kingdoms report.
A ludicrous search for answers about Penn State, in the Sicilian city of Paternò
Aftermath of the Pussy Riot trial: church and state mix at their own peril in Moscow.
In the poor neighborhood where Mario Balotelli was born, immigrant kids play out their own dreams of football fame on an asphalt schoolyard pitch.
Roads & Kingdoms' last evening in Sicily, featuring fretting Germans, nocturnal bambini, feuding Sicilians and what seems to be a Hobbit selling hashish
Big beach belly, Matt stuffed with brioche that is stuffed with ice cream, and Corleone country on fire, all set to bombastic bangra beats
A journey through the melancholic breakaway republic of Abkhazia
Boffer battles, waterboarding, and child Nazis: Nathan Thornburgh visits the dark, deep world of Live Action Role Playing in Denmark
Video of Roads & Kingdoms' first interview with a head of state: Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi
On the Fourth of July, a tribute to a quintessentially American drink: Cuban Coffee
The "micro-nation" of Christiania has stood in the center of Copenhagen for 40 years. On July 1st, it's being sold.
Tanja Fox grew up in Christiania, she raised her kids there. Now she's helping sell it, one share at a time.
The father runs a well-known bistro with famous ceviche. The son cooks in a ramshackle market and makes an even better dish: causa limeña. New video.
Defenders of a beautiful, bruised backwater republic want you to see their land the way they do
In Peru, R&K tracked down the rising star behind Lima London. Video report from Virgilio Martinez's Central Restaurant
The Weed Pass isn't nearly as awesome as it sounds. Actually, it's (yet another) (ill-fated) attempt to target Holland's coffee shops. R&K video from Amsterdam
Eating the world's best oyster on the boat of an oysterman who doesn't eat oysters
Farmer Søren Wiulff is part of the reason why Noma remains the world's best restaurant. R&K visited his world of wild vegetables in the Lammafjørd, Denmark
Denmark's open-face sandwich is an evolutionary key, something between entrée and sandwich, a fish that walks on flippers.
The US and Mexico: Let’s get back to drinking together, fighting, crying, throwing things, and then staggering off to the bedroom to have impotent drunksex.
Maria Elena Moyano: a heroic life in Lima, assessed on the twentieth anniversary of her murder.
An interview with Zach Goldman about his run-in with Turkish counter-intelligence.
We are all People of the Book. We eat chicken liver.
R&K hunts down the master recipe for Peru's potion of choice
An unexpected eulogy to a stranger on Lima's coast
To mark Burma's big elections, R&K remembers the scene of the Lady's meeting with Hillary Clinton
In Iquitos, outpost of Amazon, human desperation trumped by the sweetness of fruit
Don't ask for BBQ sauce at Smitty's or for a fork: anything that would stand in the way of the intimacy between mouth, fingers, and beef is, as my people used to say, verboten
Roads & Kingdoms full site is launched, with a side of duck sausage Bánh Mì. Today's foodporn.
Chef Paul Hargrove. Remember that name: the man is handsome, genial and ridiculously fluent with food.
Al fresco in Rangoon with the acclaimed cookbook author
And then, in one email, Oscar announced that he would physically be leaving the island for Beijing, China, for a year-long stint as the house band of a place called Casa Latina.
Talking freedom and Occupy Wall Street outside Aung San Suu Kyi's house
In the new Myanmar, even beater cars can cost $30,000 or more.
This is, ironically, good news for the miners brought in to replace the locals, because the locals are still not allowed to mine, and now the mines won’t be flooded by the dam anytime soon.
A visit to the Bethlehem Baptist Church, currently home to almost 100 men, women and children fleeing from the Kachin conflict.
The dry genius of the ADB-ASEAN cost estimate is that it includes estimates for grief and human suffering in the aftermath of an accident. That’s $1,800 in societal grief for every death, $842 for a…
Inevitably when you travel, no matter how far you go or how different the people, your mind looks for parallels between your life and theirs.
Rangoon is still not the easiest destination for anyone, let alone a staunchly conservative burgoo-lover from Louisville on his first trip to the land of shrimp paste. Some tips for Sen. Mitch McConnell's visit to…
Eating dumplings with a People's Liberation Army paratrooper in Nanjing.
Imeretians form it in a circle, Ossetians add potatoes, the Svaneti add greens. But Adjarian Khachapuri is as it should be: a song of salt, of milk, of yeast, of yolk.
What’s it like being in a city that’s been dead as long as you’ve been alive?
I died as a mineral and became a plant / I died as plant and rose to animal / I died as animal and I was Man / Why should I fear? When was I…
Chew Betel, get high a little, spit a lot
Unexpected road-block in Burma: a plate of chili-slathered, rancid crab.
Ivan Shishkin—journalist, photographer, chef and raconteur—makes a delicious a multiple course feast in Moscow.
The day I ordered these chilaquiles was my second in Juarez.
This: a plate of perfectly grilled fresh calamari with chili oil for dipping. Thank you, Istanbul.
I felt like the old tribes had left the photographer and I these gifts. Ground beef and lamb, wrapped softly in dough, paired with a half-dozen beers to help us all to eat, smoke, drink…
The forlorn little shrines that live and die in the permanent shade of Rangoon's banyans are a particular fascination.
In the forest of herbs there’s a glade, a salted pond, and the duck swims contentedly in it, inside out.
At Christmas, the identification bracelets that the migrants wore around their wrists from the US migrant detention centers.
The bad part about Zach Goldman is limited, really, to his peanut allergy, and also to the Giardia he had picked up in Borneo, and how it all had left him looking quite wan and…
Roads and Kingdoms is going on Fox News tonight
Merit, in Myanmar, is that little ledger you add to in order to push yourself further down the path toward liberation.
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