Roads & Kingdoms

Aug 01

The West Bank By Bus

Last year, two young Jewish Americans began leading educational tours of the troubled Palestinian territory. But their ambitions are bigger than a bus trip.

Jul 30

"This Will All Be Under Water"

A journey to Bangladesh’s Sundarbans, the world’s largest contiguous mangrove forest, where rising waters threaten the future of a fragile environment. 

Jul 29

Homelands: The Lampedusa Chapter

Foreign correspondent Stephan Faris visits the island of Lampedusa, which is both a tourist destination and a grim waystation for migrants crossing the Mediterranean. 

An excerpt from ‘Homelands: The Case for Open Immigration' from Deca Stories

Jul 28

Rolling for Glory

India, long an importer of sports, finally has one to send out to the rest of the world: roll ball, the bastard child of rollerskating and basketball.

Jul 25

In the Land Without Law

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

Jul 23

The Last Days of the London Eel

The Last Days of the London Eel: After centuries as an iconic Cockney ingredient, the always slithering, often jellied eel has fallen on hard times.

Jul 22

The Ants of Medyka

The Ukrainian Army has been sending young soldiers into combat without body armor or even helmets at times. Enter the ‘ants’—Ukrainian volunteers who walk army surplus goods over the Polish border, one bag at a time. image

Jul 18

Soweto Style

In South Africa’s largest township, Soweto, expensively-dressed crews known as ‘skhothanes’ often wear mismatched shoes or three pairs of pants to show they have money to burn - and at one point, they did actually burn money, clothes and other expensive items at their legendary dance-offs and wild parties. 

But this ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing: 

Jul 17

Crying Meri: Q&A with Vlad Sokhin
The photographer spent two years documenting violence against women in Papua New Guinea, where more than 90 percent of the female population reports suffering gender-based brutality.

Crying Meri: Q&A with Vlad Sokhin

The photographer spent two years documenting violence against women in Papua New Guinea, where more than 90 percent of the female population reports suffering gender-based brutality.

Jul 16

Man vs Fish

The invasive, venomous lionfish is devouring the native inhabitants of Belize’s reefs, and enterprising Belizeans are fighting back, in kind.