Diamonds Aren’t Forever
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, artisanal mining is a remnant of the once-booming gem industry.
Fork in the RiverThe lives of tens of millions of people are about to be transformed by a series of ambitious dam projects in Southeast Asia.
The Visa TempleIndians are still praying for the chance to come to the U.S., even in the age of Trump.
The Dark State of British RhubarbFarmers growing a regional speciality contemplate a post-Brexit future.
The Swiss InvasionThe unexpected effects of an open border, an ailing euro, and German sales-tax policy on one border city.
Where Europe Begins, or Where It Ends?Georgia insists that it’s in Europe. What does that really mean?
The Bride’s SideSeparate celebrations for women and men mean twice the business for Iran’s growing wedding industry.
A Long Strange Trip to GabonOne of the world’s strongest psychedelic drugs has become an unlikely tourist draw
Welcome to the Beef Capital of IndiaIn Hyderabad, a cosmopolitan culinary culture fights back against the Hindu nationalist current sweeping the nation.
Jimmy Carter Wants Your VoteIn the far reaches of southern Brazil, a young man with a progressive dream is ready to make his political mark.
Translating Trump Into BengaliHow do you explain the bizarre 2016 U.S. presidential election to the nation’s newcomers?
The Prawn WarIn the narrow strait between India and Sri Lanka, fishermen are locked in a deadly battle over dwindling catches.
Why Should a Melon Cost As Much As a Car?Japan’s high-end fruit market elevates produce to works of art.
The DisorientCountries on the fuzzy edge between two continents are grappling with what it means to be in Europe or Asia today.
The Vine CurtainIn impoverished Moldova, a revered wine industry finds itself on the frontlines of a clash between superpowers.
School of Hard KnocksCommencement on the campus that survived the Liberian civil war and the Ebola epidemic.
Iran Hits the BeachTourism is booming, and millions of Iranians are re-discovering the seductions of their northern Caspian Sea coast.