Waiting for the CanalA controversial $50 billion, Chinese-built construction project will upend life in Nicaragua.
Cold Blood on a Warm BeachSearching for signs of Truman Capote in the Spanish fishing village where he wrote his masterpiece.
Life on the CongoIn a country with crumbling infrastructure, cargo barges are vital for ferrying goods and unofficial passengers along the Democratic Republic of Congo’s aquatic superhighway.
Turf WarOnce regarded as a symbol of backwardness, Iceland’s historic turf-roofed homes are making a comeback.
Suds KoreaKorean microbrewers are bringing IPAs and sours to a country used to watery lagers. If only the government would get out of their way.
Europe’s Waiting RoomThe Syrian civil war has turned Edirne, Turkey, back into the waystation for refugees that it was nearly a century ago.
The Lonely EndIn aging Japan, thousands die alone and unnoticed every year. Toru Koremura is there to clean up what they leave behind.
Saint of SardinesOn the eve of Lisbon, Portugal’s annual sardine-and-beer bacchanal, St. Anthony’s Day, Cara Parks looks at the uncertain future of a celebrated fish.
Life After ISISThe Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
Chile’s Women of the MinesWorking the famed copper reserves of the Atacama Desert has forever been a man’s domain. But that’s changing.
Kings Cross Punch OutSydney’s most debauched neighborhood is the epicenter of an Australia-wide problem of unprovoked violence.
Queer as TurbofolkA gay club in Belgrade embraces Serbia’s local pop music in all of its macho, misogynistic glory.
The Siege of Xian VillageAn ancient Chinese community in the shade of skyscrapers fights for survival.
Frozen DinnersWhat do you eat in Antarctica? How one polar chef confronts “the menace of the beige plate.”
Trouble in UtopiaIndia’s Auroville was envisioned as an international community free of government, money, religion, and strife. It hasn’t exactly worked out quite as planned.
The Strongest Man in IndiaHow Manoj Chopra went from male beauty contests and fistfights to flipping cars and inspiring millions of Indians.
Island in a StormA conflict between the government and indigenous people threatens one of Brazil’s most unique national parks.
Marooned in the DesertSixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.