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How the director of Che and Traffic brought an unknown spirit to America
Life and death in La Rinconada—one of the world's most desolate places.
Win or lose, the GOP nominee has killed any chance of a reasonable debate about Russia.
They come, they go, they leave ruin in their wake. Why would anyone want to host the Games?
Eat, drink, travel (and play pool) wisely in Nicaragua's second city.
Life in the Cuban town two miles north of the infamous American naval base.
An incredulous Canadian eats and drinks his way through the 2016 Republican convention.
Legends of hidden riches are part of Paraguay's complicated relationship with its greatest historic tragedy.
Islamophobia is about to take the center stage at the Republican National Convention. Here’s how Muslims in one Tennessee town overcame the hate.
Identifying the bodies after a 36-year civil war
For tiburoneros, Mexico’s shark fishermen, the biggest threats may be unseen.
Thanks to a visionary botanist, a man-made forest sits in the middle of the Nebraska prairie.
For Robert Lucio and his golf course on the Rio Grande, a U.S.-Mexico border fence proved the ultimate hazard
Horse meat is outlawed in several American states. But up in Canada, they’re so hungry they…
Call center jobs are providing hope for English-speaking Guatemalans deported from the United States.
A photographer documents the surprisingly successful refugee population of Idaho’s capital.
In Buenos Aires, a radio show broadcast from a psychiatric hospital helps break down the stigma of mental illness
In northern Minnesota, beds of wild rice long harvested by the Anishinaabeg people are slowly disappearing
Residents aren’t so sure they want to find out.
Pioneering chef José Andrés went to Cuba with President Obama's delegation. After Obama left, José stayed on for a home-cooked night of rum, salpicón and politics.
A myth-busting field guide to a city of intense pride, Umbrella startups, and sushi.
An impending peace agreement between the government and FARC guerillas draws new and old opposition
Images from SxSW's first Cuban music showcase of five killer acts, set up by Roads and Kingdoms and Fábrica de Arte Cubano, say all the important things about…
A pounded dough that sustained ancient Hawaiians on their journeys across the Pacific is making a comeback as part of a locavore movement
It started with a lot of meat—and it started at SxSW. Four years after launching in Austin, team Roads & Kingdoms is back at SxSW. Here’s a bit…
Meet the champions of spear throwing, flint knapping, and stone throwing.
A photographer travels to the Canadian Arctic to document one musician's quest to make ice sing
Mail boats are essential to the Bahamas’ sprawling archipelago, transporting everything from propane to livestock to coffins
A former Bollywood star remembers her past from a storefront in the Garden State.
From Scotland to Uganda, 11 nations vent on the Donald
A scientific project in the jungles of Guyana allows visitors to actively engage in the capture and research of black caimans
In the Montana wilderness, you don’t go to the butcher—the butcher comes to you.
A new cultural center in Buenos Aires reflects the good and bad of the Kirchner political dynasty
In Southwest Bolivia, the world’s largest salt flats are a source of beauty, money and misery
Havana's Superman to Riding Sandworms: R&K editors pick some of their favorite articles and photo stories from 2015.
Inside the uphill fight against Hollywood’s chronic misuse of birdsongs.
The prime suspect in a 1982 mass killing is the country’s coup-leading, drug-running, democratically-elected president.
He was famous beyond Cuba’s shores for his mighty endowment, a symbol of an era of sex and sin. But when the revolution came, he disappeared.
Architects and housing planners are a taking inspiration from fading traditions to rebuild Canada’s north.
A look at the Mexican matriarchal society that inspired Frida Kahlo.
What happens when aging anti-Perónists stop being polite and start getting real.
How a playful spirit made its way from Mexican beach towns to the cocktail bars of New York City and beyond
Decades of turmoil drove thousands of Cambodians to the great melting pot of New York. Today, one holy place in Brooklyn preserves a fading cultural heritage.
How canned tomatoes and cassava cake became as authentically Cuban as ropa vieja.
Meet the people keeping the Lone Star State safe from cattle rustlers.
Working the copper reserves in the Atacama Desert has forever been a man’s domain. But with new gender equality initiatives and female leadership in the capital, that’s changing.…
A controversial $50 billion, Chinese-built construction project will upend life in Nicaragua.
Legendary photojournalist David Burnett turns his lens on his adopted city and plays host to a group of international photographers
A strange desert road trip on the trail of the father of American rocketry
The last intact Geechee community fights for survival on Georgia’s coast.
In a club in Harlem, immigrants from the troubled nation Burkina Faso gather to talk politics and hip hop.
Food from an area of the Upper Mississippi Valley untouched by the Ice Age’s creeping glaciers is among the best in the country. One entrepreneur is bringing it…
For one photographer, the young mothers of Guatemala give a face to gender inequality
Smith Island is the quickly vanishing home of one the last living remnants of colonial U.S. history.
Panama's largest indigenous group battle big business for control of their homeland
You can take the psychedelic drug guru out of the jungle, but can you take the jungle out of the psychedelic drug guru?
The Leadville Trail 100 takes competitors though creeks, forest, and meadows at vomit-inducing altitudes.
What it’s like to live with the Italian devotee of an African death cult in Brooklyn.
Les Manning’s stories of adventure in the Amazon were enough to land him a spot in the famed Explorer’s Club. But the stories weren’t really his. …
What do you eat in Antarctica? How one polar chef confronts “the menace of the beige plate.”
A writer journeys to the Louisiana backcountry looking for the legend of America’s outlaw couple
In the jade waters off Florida's coast, Mya Guarnieri discovers a series of islands with no names and curious histories.
A sports photographer experiments with film in order to stave off boredom on assignment.
The Wolgadeutsche, German-speaking people from Russia’s Volga River region, live on in pockets of the U.S. where you can still get a decent meat hand pie any day…
How an unassuming Canadian suburb became home to a booming South Asian majority.
In Uruguay’s remote interior, the horse is king and endurance races are the social events of the season.
Women's soccer is playing for keeps on and off the field - a dispatch from the Women's World Cup.
Chris Gigley heads south in search of the Yellowhammer State’s quintessential biscuit
Crossing Rhode Island in search of the briny chowder that once defined coastal summers.
Revolutionary writer Alejandro Murguía emerged from San Francisco’s famously eclectic—and rapidly gentrifying—neighborhood to become the city’s first Latino poet laureate
In rural Ontario, a decrepit nuclear fallout shelter awaits the end times
Pasteurized pulque can reach new audiences, but is it sill pulque?
A conflict between the government and indigenous people threatens one of Brazil’s most unique national parks.
Our first installment of Dispatched, a new longform series curated by Anthony Bourdain, from an ayahuasca training center in the Peruvian Amazon
“Being on a press trip is my least favorite way to travel, and Branson was the last place I wanted to go.”
A journey to Mt. Shasta City, the New Age capital of California, where ancient enlightened beings dwell in underground cities and humans squabble over who truly represents them.
Souvid Datta shares moments from a month spent in the country's capital.
Ecuador never got the credit it deserved for its exquisite traditional straw hats, and now, they're in danger of disappearing for good
Behold the North Carolina Museum of Creation and Taxidermy Hall of Fame, where an Ark-load of stuffed animals offers ‘evidence’ of the Lord’s handiwork
A Pakistani expat finds an unlikely home (and halal food) in Cuba’s capital
Two cousins trek to a remote island mountain in B.C. for the shortest ski of their lives
What will the decriminalization of marijuana mean for Jamaica’s Rastafarians?
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…
From ice-commuting to sipping human-toe cocktails, what you need to know before moving into your very own cave in the Yukon.
As Cuba opens its doors to the U.S., a Cuban-American considers her own shifting relationship with the island nation
In Honduras’s most violent city, fear and despair fuels an unwelcome exodus to the U.S.
On farms outside Bogotá, Valentine’s Day is less hearts and kisses and more big bucks and sore backs.
An Italian photographer goes to Ecuador to track down ‘vegetable ivory’, a plant that could one day replace elephant ivory in global markets.
Navigating an era of Christians, Krishna, plants and peace with an obscure Colombian spiritual movement
A journey through Brazil’s mind-blowing Inhotim art park with the eccentric mining tycoon who built it all.
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 -…
The Chicago-born photographer attends conventions throughout the country, uncovering the many worlds hidden below the mainstream level of society.
The borough’s go-to man for the hallucinogenic potion is a ponytailed 33-year-old former Orthodox Jew. Go figure.
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…
Photographer Paul O'Mara lives five miles from the Rome International Speedway in Northwest Georgia. His report of a season at the track.
In a nondescript chapel in a blue collar neighborhood rests the largest collection of relics outside the Vatican.
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…
Log cabins! Water slides! Rotisserie chicken! In Dolly Parton’s Tennessee hometown, Americana gone awry
Ryann Ford spent the last five years photographing the country's rest stops, before they disappear completely.
From ponytailed girls teams to beer leagues to the vaunted junior ranks, hockey is in Ontario’s blood.
An excerpt from SkyMaul 2, the sequel to the in-flight shopping catalogue parody you didn't even know existed.
Musician Gruff Rhys traces an ancestor's quixotic journey through America in search of a lost Welsh-speaking tribe.
As the legion of women bikers grows nationwide, writer Amy Maxmen opens the throttle with one manic, traffic-weaving New York City club.
An American lawyer-turned-photographer visits Guantánamo Bay's residential and leisure spaces to explore the human experience of living there.
The “smoking bar" on Antarctica's McMurdo Station was raucous and depraved. For Hunter R. Slaton, it was perfect.
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.
A traveler's tipsheet for deciphering one of the world's great megacities: São Paulo, Brazil
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…
Photographer Marvi Lacar's new Instagram project is, among other things, another step in her own fight with mental illness.
The immigrants of Prudentópolis are doing their part to keep the culture of (independent) Ukraine alive.
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.
Can Columbia’s most violent city become a tourist destination?
Roads and Kingdoms’ Alexa van Sickle braves sea urchins, jagged rocks and myopic U.S. foreign policy to surf Havana’s Calle 70 break.
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.
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.
In rural Honduras, poverty, murder, and injustice fuels a battle between farmers and rich landowners.
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.
An invasive species is devouring the native inhabitants of Belize's reefs, and enterprising Belizeans are fighting back, in kind.
Their team succumbed to Germany on the pitch, but everywhere in Rio, Argentina was winning.
Buying, smoking, and somehow finding a way to break the law on the first day of legalized recreational marijuana sales in Washington State.
A Russian and a Ukranian photographer spend a month in Paducah, Kentucky, to create a portrait of an artist community.
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…
Can a bunch of surfer kids help the country’s devastated tourism industry take off?
In western Canada, a controversy brews once again over the capture and cull of herds of wild horses.
Photographer Eric Kruszewski took a job at Davis Amusement Cascadia to document the poetry and pain of life on the road with the carnival.
In the Mississippi Delta, farmed catfish swims in a deep pond of politics, history, and big business. Boyce Upholt reports.
It's the carnival of the masses, but sometimes the only way to watch soccer is on your own.
In the middle of the billowing dunes of the Lençois do Maranhão National Park, one small village tries to survive in the empty vastness.
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.
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.
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.…
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.
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.
Pisco Punch, the drink that defined boozy, brothel-studded Gold Rush San Francisco, has been reborn in the city that is gilded once again.
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…
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.
The All Native Basketball Tournament is one of the largest cultural gatherings of First Nations communities in North America.
An interview with photojournalist Eduardo Leal about being attacked during Venezuela's recent unrest.
Getting your dollars in Argentina is now as easy as ordering a pizza.
Cow dribbles, lettuce hands and the poetry of Brazilian soccer
Twenty or so of the best chefs in the world descend on the Carolina Lowcountry to think, drink, eat and repeat.
Mexico’s vigilantes versus the Knights Templar: Inside Guerrero state’s bizarre drug war.
Falconry is making a comeback in the United States and elsewhere. Inside the strange regulatory world of modern government-sanctioned bird-hunting.
Why travel to Suriname: The former Dutch colony now run by a drug-running dictator is trying to attract tourists.
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.
In the wake of a federal drug bust, a popular Williamsburg restaurant struggles to find its footing
The photographers behind "Welcome to Flint" talk about poverty, empowerment, and the perils of "masturbatory photojournalism".
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.
At Takashi in the West Village, columnist Howard Chua-Eoan shares offal with the men and women of the Organ Meat Society.
Photographer Paolo Woods visits the omnipresent radio stations of Haiti
Howard Chua-Eoan goes to Alphabet City to drink Sprezzatura Royales and reminisce about TIME’s Person of the Year.
On the hunt for an unexpected Southern staple in one of the poorest counties in the US
Columnist Howard Chua-Eoan drinks tea in lovely, malfunctioning Buenos Aires with Jorge Luis Borges' widow.
Malbec, Nazis, Journalists and Ghosts: columnist Howard Chua-Eoan meets Buenos Aires.
In the neighborhood of Ocean View, a photographer documents what has become a rarity in the United States: a vibrant working-class seaside community
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.
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.
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.
Howard Chua-Eoan talks about Julia Child with her great-nephew Alex Prud’homme
On the trash-lined streets of downtown Manhattan, it’s terrier versus rat, to the death. Inside the worlds of R.A.T.S.
Selling Escobar: Is it immoral to build a tourism industry around the king of Cocaine?
How the ghost of socialist President Salvador Allende is changing Chile.
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.
The brief and bizarre story of four men who graduated from China's greatest university.
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 …
Over lunch at Tertulia, Howard Chua-Eoan talks psalms, redemption and croquetas de pulpo with David van Biema
Nicholas Gill ventures into the dark, purplish heart of the global star-chef bacchanal called Gelinaz!
Imagine Leo Tolstoy and Marie Antoinette collaborating on an autobiographical cookbook edited by Salvador Dali.
40 years after Pinochet's bloody coup, war photographer David Burnett travels back to Chile in search of his most famous subject
Photographer Michael Magers captures photographer David Burnett at work as Burnett returns to Chile with his Speed Graphic 4x5 camera
Gary Sullivan's Top Ten All-Time Songs He Bought from a Syrian Bodega in Brooklyn
Howard Chua-Eoan confronts life, death and duck embryos at a Korean restaurant in Midtown.
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.…
Howard Chuan-Eoan discusses the dangers of war journalism over steak and vodka
Searching for the ghost of legendary Peruvian poet Cesar Vallejo in the cafés of Lima
An award-winning chef takes on a new challenge: cooking for a gentleman's club
Howard Chua-Eoan has a run-in with a media mogul and an orca-trainer-turned-whistleblower
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 …
Howard Chua-Eoan moves heaven and hearth to get the right tables for Ferran Adria in New York City
Talking war, eggs, and dog spittle with Ned Desmond at Gynnett St in Williamsburg
On tracking the ghost of the NSA leaker to Havana: a story by Anna Nemtsova
In the second column from Howard Chua-Eoan, talking Afghan politics and Belgian beer with Mujib Mashal
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
We make all the mistakes so you don't have to. In Peru.
Eight generations of Louisvillians have led Michael Lindenberger to this week, this bar, this bourbon. Why not join him?
The Tsarnaevs were murderers, but that's got nothing to do with an entire race. Here's some good things about Chechens
Photographer Eduardo Leal has a violent run-in with an armed pro-Chavez militia
Forget Jay-Z and Beyonce: the real story of Old Havana is that even there, Cubans can't afford to buy food
Back in Texas, where we started a year ago, with Paul Hargrove, the chef who helped kick it all off.
Photographer Eduardo Leal went to Hugo Chávez's funeral in Caracas for R&K. Mission: find the best Chávez paraphernalia
A pricey breakfast interview with Matt Kepnes, author of a new book on budget travel
Finding the remnants of a long-vanished Celtic mining community in the Cornish Pasties of Hidalgo, Mexico
Tucked in the shadows of the Pentagon, somewhere between Arlington and Falls Church on Columbia Pike, you will find a little piece of Ethiopia
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
A belt-busting encyclopedia of Peru's most genre-bending junk food
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…
Photographer Eduardo Leal spent election day with a Chavez social worker to see how the government paid for victory
On the hunt for Korean blood sausage in the unlikeliest of places: northern Virginia
Writer Talia Ralph was forced to leave her US life and return to Canada. Here's what she'll miss most.
Writer Carolina Miranda offers up the three best example of Chile's epic hot dogs
One phone, 11 million people. The artists and musicians of São Paulo share an iPhone throughout September
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.
At Mexico City's San Hipólito Church, the forlorn and the faithful ask favor from St. Jude, Patron Saint of Lost Causes
Poet Grant Cogswell's ode to pulque, Mexico's viscous drink of the gods
Loud, complex and big enough to feed a village, the Mission burrito is American to its core.
On the Fourth of July, a tribute to a quintessentially American drink: Cuban Coffee
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.
It’s a pizza with an Italian body and an American soul—and a taste that will haunt you for weeks
The dinner table may be dead in the States, but a hot grill attracts family and friends like a tractor beam
The most photographed valley in the world gets bathed in new light and color. Images from R&K's design chief Doug Hughmanick
Roads & Kingdoms travels to Lomo Corvina, one of Lima's poorest shantytowns, where residents are getting kicked off their land.
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…
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.
South America's most infamous export has a softer side. R&K explores
We are all People of the Book. We eat chicken liver.
All birds are not created equal, a lesson best learned from the rotisserie masters of Peru
It may be a traditional source of protein in the Andes, but that doesn't make it go down any easier.
R&K hunts down the master recipe for Peru's potion of choice
The king of Peruvian street food has made its way indoors
Soak up the heart-stopping details behind Peru's most indecent dish.
Buckets of pisco, roasted jungle rats, hallucinogenics, emesis and a dead body: R&K Peru
Matt heads to the high Andes bread capital, but gets swept up in a mind-bending troutfest
In Iquitos, outpost of Amazon, human desperation trumped by the sweetness of fruit
His first question wasn’t “Do you have any drugs?” but rather, “where are the drugs?”
Peru's national cocktail is a strong candidate for world's finest alcoholic beverage.
Notes from an afternoon at Colmado los Dos Hermanitos in the Dominican Republic
For the next eight days, we’ll be just below the equator, reporting on that heady mix of food/culture/war/death/rebirth.
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…
Roads & Kingdoms full site is launched, with a side of duck sausage Bánh Mì. Today's foodporn.
Photographer Shane Carpenter leaves Havana behind to explore Cuba's countryside
Chef Paul Hargrove. Remember that name: the man is handsome, genial and ridiculously fluent with food.
If you were reared on Double-Doubles, every other burger is fighting for second place.
This isn't just America's most decadent piece of poultry, it's also a glimpse into the future of the South.
The day I ordered these chilaquiles was my second in Juarez.
Photographer Andrew Hetherington takes the experience of the airplanes and runways and tray tables and makes them new through his images.
At Christmas, the identification bracelets that the migrants wore around their wrists from the US migrant detention centers.