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A traveler's tipsheet for deciphering one of the world's great megacities: São Paulo, Brazil

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Photographer Marvi Lacar's new Instagram project is, among other things, another step in her own fight with mental illness.

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

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

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This is the week when the sweetest World Cup dreams die. A requiem, then, for the fallen.

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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.

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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…

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What better way to celebrate Turkey's farcical crackdown on Twitter than by conducting an interview solely through Twitter DM?

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An interview with photojournalist Eduardo Leal about being attacked during Venezuela's recent unrest.

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Twenty or so of the best chefs in the world descend on the Carolina Lowcountry to think, drink, eat and repeat.

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Cape Town's multiethnic Rosa Choir is a fine place to consider the legacy of Nelson Mandela.

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How the ghost of socialist President Salvador Allende is changing Chile.

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40 years after Pinochet's bloody coup, war photographer David Burnett travels back to Chile in search of his most famous subject

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Photographer John Wreford, forced out of his home in Damascus, returns to Syria to visit the sprawling refugee camp in Atmeh

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Moscow chef Ivan Shishkin on eating, and cooking, Andalucia

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Thomas Dworzak talks about his obsession with the little things in Instagram

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This year's Tbilisi Photo Festival is a referendum on the soul of Georgia. Q&A with Nestan Nijaradze.

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The story of Rustam Daudov, Chechen teen hero

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The Tsarnaevs were murderers, but that's got nothing to do with an entire race. Here's some good things about Chechens

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Can Social Media save Bassem Youssef? Some thoughts from SxSW.

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Back in Texas, where we started a year ago, with Paul Hargrove, the chef who helped kick it all off.

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A Q&A with photographer Natela Grigalashvili about her stunning new work, Georgian ABC

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A conversation with Xenia Nikolskaya on her portraits of Egypt's decaying palaces

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An R&K video from Cape Town on the multiethnic Rosa Choir Project

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A pricey breakfast interview with Matt Kepnes, author of a new book on budget travel

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On the vinegar-cured biltong, South African specialty from the days of the Trekboers

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Acclaimed photographer Newsha Tavakolian talks to Roads & Kingdoms about her new exhibition in Tehran

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You've survived Mayan prophesy. Now survive our year-end listicle.

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Every Saturday in Cape Town's mixed Woodstock district, an astonishingly sumptuous farmers market comes to life

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Why Obama's visit to Myanmar is premature. An R&K report from the Kachin civil war

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Photographer Stephen Dupont's intimate portrait of the Raskols, a band of young, fierce, complicated gangsters from Papua New Guinea

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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…

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Photographer Louise te Poele returns home to photograph the farmers she knew as a child. An R&K interview about her controversial work.

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One phone, 11 million people. The artists and musicians of São Paulo share an iPhone throughout September

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The many offenses of the Egyptian package-resort Hurghada

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King Taco: even late at night, even underneath a freeway, it's royal food.

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El Abajeño, Guadalajaran perfection in the lowlands of Los Angeles

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The grim determination of Apple Pan, in the heart of ever-evolving Los Angeles, to keep making the same perfect hamburger.

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Using a famous Los Angeles sandwich to refute a GOP talking point.

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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.

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An uneasy calm on the Strait of Sicily, one of the world's deadliest border crossings. A Time.com/Roads & Kingdoms report.

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A ludicrous search for answers about Penn State, in the Sicilian city of Paternò

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Aftermath of the Pussy Riot trial: church and state mix at their own peril in Moscow.

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In the poor neighborhood where Mario Balotelli was born, immigrant kids play out their own dreams of football fame on an asphalt schoolyard pitch.

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Roads & Kingdoms' last evening in Sicily, featuring fretting Germans, nocturnal bambini, feuding Sicilians and what seems to be a Hobbit selling hashish

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Big beach belly, Matt stuffed with brioche that is stuffed with ice cream, and Corleone country on fire, all set to bombastic bangra beats

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A journey through the melancholic breakaway republic of Abkhazia

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Boffer battles, waterboarding, and child Nazis: Nathan Thornburgh visits the dark, deep world of Live Action Role Playing in Denmark

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Video of Roads & Kingdoms' first interview with a head of state: Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi

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On the Fourth of July, a tribute to a quintessentially American drink: Cuban Coffee

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The "micro-nation" of Christiania has stood in the center of Copenhagen for 40 years. On July 1st, it's being sold.

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Tanja Fox grew up in Christiania, she raised her kids there. Now she's helping sell it, one share at a time.

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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.

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Defenders of a beautiful, bruised backwater republic want you to see their land the way they do

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In Peru, R&K tracked down the rising star behind Lima London. Video report from Virgilio Martinez's Central Restaurant

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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

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Eating the world's best oyster on the boat of an oysterman who doesn't eat oysters

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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

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Denmark's open-face sandwich is an evolutionary key, something between entrée and sandwich, a fish that walks on flippers.

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I wrote an op-ed for this week’s Time cover story—you’ve probably seen the cover image by now, a young mother confidently breastfeeding a…

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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.

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Maria Elena Moyano: a heroic life in Lima, assessed on the twentieth anniversary of her murder.

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An interview with Zach Goldman about his run-in with Turkish counter-intelligence.

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We are all People of the Book. We eat chicken liver.

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R&K hunts down the master recipe for Peru's potion of choice

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An unexpected eulogy to a stranger on Lima's coast

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To mark Burma's big elections, R&K remembers the scene of the Lady's meeting with Hillary Clinton

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In Iquitos, outpost of Amazon, human desperation trumped by the sweetness of fruit

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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…

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Roads & Kingdoms full site is launched, with a side of duck sausage Bánh Mì. Today's foodporn.

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Chef Paul Hargrove. Remember that name: the man is handsome, genial and ridiculously fluent with food.

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Al fresco in Rangoon with the acclaimed cookbook author

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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…

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Talking freedom and Occupy Wall Street outside Aung San Suu Kyi's house

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In the new Myanmar, even beater cars can cost $30,000 or more.

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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…

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Seen from one angle, the Burma-U.S. rapprochement is a sign of a bright new future. Step a foot to the side and look again, and it’s a sad…

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A visit to the Bethlehem Baptist Church, currently home to almost 100 men, women and children fleeing from the Kachin conflict.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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Eating dumplings with a People's Liberation Army paratrooper in Nanjing.

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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…

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What’s it like being in a city that’s been dead as long as you’ve been alive?

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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 /…

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Chew Betel, get high a little, spit a lot

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Unexpected road-block in Burma: a plate of chili-slathered, rancid crab.

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Ivan Shishkin—journalist, photographer, chef and raconteur—makes a delicious a multiple course feast in Moscow.

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The day I ordered these chilaquiles was my second in Juarez.

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This: a plate of perfectly grilled fresh calamari with chili oil for dipping. Thank you, Istanbul.

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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…

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The forlorn little shrines that live and die in the permanent shade of Rangoon's banyans are a particular fascination.

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In the forest of herbs there’s a glade, a salted pond, and the duck swims contentedly in it, inside out.

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At Christmas, the identification bracelets that the migrants wore around their wrists from the US migrant detention centers.

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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…

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Roads and Kingdoms is going on Fox News tonight

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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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