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A Pakistani expat finds an unlikely home (and halal food) in Cuba’s capital

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Two cousins trek to a remote island mountain in B.C. for the shortest ski of their lives

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What will the decriminalization of marijuana mean for Jamaica’s Rastafarians?

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As a child, Marcio Pimenta wondered about the men working in the sugar cane fields near his home in eastern Brazil. Thirty years later, he decided to photograph…

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From ice-commuting to sipping human-toe cocktails, what you need to know before moving into your very own cave in the Yukon.

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As Cuba opens its doors to the U.S., a Cuban-American considers her own shifting relationship with the island nation

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In Honduras’s most violent city, fear and despair fuels an unwelcome exodus to the U.S.

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On farms outside Bogotá, Valentine’s Day is less hearts and kisses and more big bucks and sore backs.

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An Italian photographer goes to Ecuador to track down ‘vegetable ivory’, a plant that could one day replace elephant ivory in global markets.

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Navigating an era of Christians, Krishna, plants and peace with an obscure Colombian spiritual movement

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A journey through Brazil’s mind-blowing Inhotim art park with the eccentric mining tycoon who built it all.

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As basketball rises in popularity in Bolivia, teams are recruiting more and more American players, who have to learn a new language on and off the court -…

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The Chicago-born photographer attends conventions throughout the country, uncovering the many worlds hidden below the mainstream level of society.

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The borough’s go-to man for the hallucinogenic potion is a ponytailed 33-year-old former Orthodox Jew. Go figure.

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Participants in street soccer’s Homeless World Cup may not resemble the hair gelled superstars that played in Brazil last summer. But as Martin Fritz Huber discovered on the…

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Photographer Paul O'Mara lives five miles from the Rome International Speedway in Northwest Georgia. His report of a season at the track.

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In a nondescript chapel in a blue collar neighborhood rests the largest collection of relics outside the Vatican.

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The Cuban-American artist Edel Rodriguez recounts his trip back to Havana after emigrating 34 years ago, putting a human face to the highly political news of détente between…

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Log cabins! Water slides! Rotisserie chicken! In Dolly Parton’s Tennessee hometown, Americana gone awry

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Ryann Ford spent the last five years photographing the country's rest stops, before they disappear completely.

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From ponytailed girls teams to beer leagues to the vaunted junior ranks, hockey is in Ontario’s blood.

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An excerpt from SkyMaul 2, the sequel to the in-flight shopping catalogue parody you didn't even know existed.

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Musician Gruff Rhys traces an ancestor's quixotic journey through America in search of a lost Welsh-speaking tribe.

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As the legion of women bikers grows nationwide, writer Amy Maxmen opens the throttle with one manic, traffic-weaving New York City club.

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An American lawyer-turned-photographer visits Guantánamo Bay's residential and leisure spaces to explore the human experience of living there.

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The “smoking bar" on Antarctica's McMurdo Station was raucous and depraved. For Hunter R. Slaton, it was perfect.

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On the eve of the World Series, San Francisco native Lincoln Mitchell writes about the western reaches of the city in which he grew up.

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

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Bolivia empties out for Election Day.

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On Colombia’s Caribbean coast, the teenage pregnancy rate is spiraling out of control. But instead of blaming the lack of sex ed or access to contraception, some say…

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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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The immigrants of Prudentópolis are doing their part to keep the culture of (independent) Ukraine alive.

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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.

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

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Roads and Kingdoms’ Alexa van Sickle braves sea urchins, jagged rocks and myopic U.S. foreign policy to surf Havana’s Calle 70 break.

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A solitary crocodile swam across 50 miles of open ocean to arrive at Ft. Jefferson. He’s worth studying, but first you have to catch him.

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After losing her job at a U.S. newspaper, a French photographer joined the circus and documented life on the road while gaining a family.

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

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Merge Records started in a bedroom in Chapel Hill 25 years ago. Today, they are one of the most influential indie record labels in the world.

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

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

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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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A Russian and a Ukranian photographer spend a month in Paducah, Kentucky, to create a portrait of an artist community.

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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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Can a bunch of surfer kids help the country’s devastated tourism industry take off?


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In western Canada, a controversy brews once again over the capture and cull of herds of wild horses.

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Photographer Eric Kruszewski took a job at Davis Amusement Cascadia to document the poetry and pain of life on the road with the carnival.

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In the Mississippi Delta, farmed catfish swims in a deep pond of politics, history, and big business. Boyce Upholt reports.

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It's the carnival of the masses, but sometimes the only way to watch soccer is on your own.

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In the middle of the billowing dunes of the Lençois do Maranhão National Park, one small village tries to survive in the empty vastness.

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A century after Ernest Shackleton set sail from this unforgiving island, his disastrous voyage remains a lesson of the power of nature—and man’s ability to survive.

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Despite its incredible bounty, Chile is better known for hot dogs than haute cuisine. Rodolfo Guzmán, chef at Santiago's Boragó, has a plan to change that.

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How Club Tijuana made itself San Diego’s local team

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Brazil may be the spiritual homeland of global soccer. But its women have had to fight hard just to be taken seriously as footballers in their home country.…

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A group of Argentine veterans has been carrying the Virgin Mary over two continents in a complex and quixotic spiritual plot to get their beloved islands back.

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Cuban painter, sculptor and satirist Reynerio Tamayo spoke to us about Opening Day, Cubans’ love for baseball, and the growing opportunities for Cuban artists in the world.

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Pisco Punch, the drink that defined boozy, brothel-studded Gold Rush San Francisco, has been reborn in the city that is gilded once again.

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From the Rudar Soccer Club to Sake Bar Satsko or La Gran Uruguaya Bakery, New York’s immigrant communities make it the best place on earth to watch the…

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Why is one of the greatest players in Colombian history also one of the most controversial? The answer may lie in the color of his skin.

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The All Native Basketball Tournament is one of the largest cultural gatherings of First Nations communities in North America.

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

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Getting your dollars in Argentina is now as easy as ordering a pizza.

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Cow dribbles, lettuce hands and the poetry of Brazilian soccer

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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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Mexico’s vigilantes versus the Knights Templar: Inside Guerrero state’s bizarre drug war.

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Falconry is making a comeback in the United States and elsewhere. Inside the strange regulatory world of modern government-sanctioned bird-hunting.

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Why travel to Suriname: The former Dutch colony now run by a drug-running dictator is trying to attract tourists.

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During winter storm Hercules, columnist Howard Chua-Eoan was nearly forced to order from Seamless, until photo editor Jon Woods' improbable Batmobile busted him loose.

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Sunday brunch is one of New York City’s most trying experiences. More than enough people do…

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In the wake of a federal drug bust, a popular Williamsburg restaurant struggles to find its footing

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The photographers behind "Welcome to Flint" talk about poverty, empowerment, and the perils of "masturbatory photojournalism".

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Liverpool star Luis Suárez is Uruguay’s best hope in the World Cup. But he also makes them one of the most despised teams in the tournament.

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At Takashi in the West Village, columnist Howard Chua-Eoan shares offal with the men and women of the Organ Meat Society.

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Photographer Paolo Woods visits the omnipresent radio stations of Haiti

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Howard Chua-Eoan goes to Alphabet City to drink Sprezzatura Royales and reminisce about TIME’s Person of the Year.

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On the hunt for an unexpected Southern staple in one of the poorest counties in the US

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Columnist Howard Chua-Eoan drinks tea in lovely, malfunctioning Buenos Aires with Jorge Luis Borges' widow.

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Malbec, Nazis, Journalists and Ghosts: columnist Howard Chua-Eoan meets Buenos Aires.

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In the neighborhood of Ocean View, a photographer documents what has become a rarity in the United States: a vibrant working-class seaside community

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Howard Chua-Eoan visits a Hasidic convention in Brooklyn and finds the world’s longest conga line, along with a few answers about faith and fraternity.

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At the NoMad Hotel Library Bar, Howard Chua-Eoan talks about press freedom and tinpot dictators with colleagues from the Committee to Protect Journalists and Overseas Press Club.

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New York City is about to elect an Italian-American mayor with an Afro-Caribbean wife. So we head to Canarsie, Brooklyn, where those two groups once clashed fiercely.

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Howard Chua-Eoan talks about Julia Child with her great-nephew Alex Prud’homme

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On the trash-lined streets of downtown Manhattan, it’s terrier versus rat, to the death. Inside the worlds of R.A.T.S.

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Selling Escobar: Is it immoral to build a tourism industry around the king of Cocaine?

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

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This weekend, Death Hags from around the country will gather in the City of Angels to revel in the stories of L.A.’s famous deaths.

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The brief and bizarre story of four men who graduated from China's greatest university.

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Bobby, Paul and I are seated at a glowing, polygonal glass box. A human-sized Thai goddess…

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We’ve traveled the world taking pictures of the most delicious food on the planet. Today, we unleash the library through Roads & Kingdoms' new Instagram feed …

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Over lunch at Tertulia, Howard Chua-Eoan talks psalms, redemption and croquetas de pulpo with David van Biema

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Nicholas Gill ventures into the dark, purplish heart of the global star-chef bacchanal called Gelinaz!

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Imagine Leo Tolstoy and Marie Antoinette collaborating on an autobiographical cookbook edited by Salvador Dali.

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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 Michael Magers captures photographer David Burnett at work as Burnett returns to Chile with his Speed Graphic 4x5 camera

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Gary Sullivan's Top Ten All-Time Songs He Bought from a Syrian Bodega in Brooklyn

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Howard Chua-Eoan confronts life, death and duck embryos at a Korean restaurant in Midtown.

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To be a member of Le Club des Chefs des Chefs, there is just one qualification: you must be the personal chef to a current head of state.…

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Howard Chuan-Eoan discusses the dangers of war journalism over steak and vodka

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Searching for the ghost of legendary Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo in the cafés of Lima

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An award-winning chef takes on a new challenge: cooking for a gentleman's club

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Howard Chua-Eoan has a run-in with a media mogul and an orca-trainer-turned-whistleblower

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Veteran editor Howard Chua-Eoan takes Time Magazine's Caracas corresponded to an Italian joint for lamb ragu, Aperol spritz, and a dose of Jedi wisdom …

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Howard Chua-Eoan moves heaven and hearth to get the right tables for Ferran Adria in New York City

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Talking war, eggs, and dog spittle with Ned Desmond at Gynnett St in Williamsburg

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On tracking the ghost of the NSA leaker to Havana: a story by Anna Nemtsova

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In the second column from Howard Chua-Eoan, talking Afghan politics and Belgian beer with Mujib Mashal

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Howard Chua-Eoan opens his new Roads & Kingdoms column with a phone call, a murder, and a rush order of sesame-coated fried mochi to go

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We make all the mistakes so you don't have to. In Peru.

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Eight generations of Louisvillians have led Michael Lindenberger to this week, this bar, this bourbon. Why not join him?

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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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Photographer Eduardo Leal has a violent run-in with an armed pro-Chavez militia

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Forget Jay-Z and Beyonce: the real story of Old Havana is that even there, Cubans can't afford to buy food

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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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Photographer Eduardo Leal went to Hugo Chávez's funeral in Caracas for R&K. Mission: find the best Chávez paraphernalia

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

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Finding the remnants of a long-vanished Celtic mining community in the Cornish Pasties of Hidalgo, Mexico

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Tucked in the shadows of the Pentagon, somewhere between Arlington and Falls Church on Columbia Pike, you will find a little piece of Ethiopia

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From seared horse steak to contentious chili sauce to a bowl of perfect sardine-laced pasta, the plates that shaped the first year of Roads & Kingdoms

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A belt-busting encyclopedia of Peru's most genre-bending junk food

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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 Eduardo Leal spent election day with a Chavez social worker to see how the government paid for victory

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On the hunt for Korean blood sausage in the unlikeliest of places: northern Virginia

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Writer Talia Ralph was forced to leave her US life and return to Canada. Here's what she'll miss most.

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Writer Carolina Miranda offers up the three best example of Chile's epic hot dogs

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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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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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At Mexico City's San Hipólito Church, the forlorn and the faithful ask favor from St. Jude, Patron Saint of Lost Causes

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Poet Grant Cogswell's ode to pulque, Mexico's viscous drink of the gods

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Loud, complex and big enough to feed a village, the Mission burrito is American to its core.

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

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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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It’s a pizza with an Italian body and an American soul—and a taste that will haunt you for weeks

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Trout, beer and serendipity in the valleys outside of Cusco, Peru

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The dinner table may be dead in the States, but a hot grill attracts family and friends like a tractor beam

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The most photographed valley in the world gets bathed in new light and color. Images from R&K's design chief Doug Hughmanick

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Roads & Kingdoms travels to Lomo Corvina, one of Lima's poorest shantytowns, where residents are getting kicked off their land.

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The tortilla has no better friend than the spit-carved, chile-rubbed pork of the al pastor taco, perhaps Mexico’s most heroic hand-held food. We offer an ode, plus 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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South America's most infamous export has a softer side. R&K explores

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

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All birds are not created equal, a lesson best learned from the rotisserie masters of Peru

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It may be a traditional source of protein in the Andes, but that doesn't make it go down any easier.

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

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The king of Peruvian street food has made its way indoors

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An unexpected eulogy to a stranger on Lima's coast

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Soak up the heart-stopping details behind Peru's most indecent dish.

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Buckets of pisco, roasted jungle rats, hallucinogenics, emesis and a dead body: R&K Peru

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Matt heads to the high Andes bread capital, but gets swept up in a mind-bending troutfest

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

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His first question wasn’t “Do you have any drugs?” but rather, “where are the drugs?”

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Peru's national cocktail is a strong candidate for world's finest alcoholic beverage.

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Notes from an afternoon at Colmado los Dos Hermanitos in the Dominican Republic

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For the next eight days, we’ll be just below the equator, reporting on that heady mix of food/culture/war/death/rebirth.

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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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Photographer Shane Carpenter leaves Havana behind to explore Cuba's countryside

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

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If you were reared on Double-Doubles, every other burger is fighting for second place.

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This isn't just America's most decadent piece of poultry, it's also a glimpse into the future of the South.

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

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Photographer Andrew Hetherington takes the experience of the airplanes and runways and tray tables and makes them new through his images.

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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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Roads and Kingdoms is going on Fox News tonight

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