Roads & Kingdoms
Roads & Kingdoms

Soccer and Tear Gas

An amateur team in Turkish Kurdistan competes against a backdrop of police violence and a moribund peace process.

Feb. 20 2015 10:00 AMAustralia’s Temple of WeirdA controversial museum funded by an eccentric millionaire, featuring a poo machine and the chocolate-coated entrails of a suicide bomber, has bolstered tourism in Tasmania, much to critics’ dismay.
Feb. 6 2015 9:09 AMSouth Africa’s Tower of DreamsThe tallest apartment building in Africa was built as a modernist tribute to apartheid. Now it’s something far more important.
Jan. 23 2015 9:09 AMThe New Gin CrazeCenturies of mediocrity gave gin a bad name. But now, liquor stores are stocked with brands boasting funky names and one-of-a-kind botanical blends.
Jan. 9 2015 10:15 AMThe Weird and Wonderful World of Korean PizzaSweet potato crust, fig and snail toppings, strawberry and cream cheese: Seoul’s pizza-makers aren’t afraid to experiment.
Dec. 19 2014 9:01 AMKing of the DumpHow a trash heap in Thailand became the scene of a philanthropic turf war.
Dec. 5 2014 7:35 AMNomads on the GridAn ambitious program is bringing modern tech to Mongolia’s 800,000-strong nomadic population.
Nov. 14 2014 9:01 AMRescued From the Land of Fire and IceStranded on a floating glacier? This crew of Icelandic volunteers is here to save you.
Oct. 31 2014 11:46 AMInside London’s Booming Muslim Burial Business
Oct. 17 2014 12:51 PMFinal EditionIn Istanbul, a once-mighty newspaper that serves the country’s dwindling Greek community is in danger of collapse.
Oct. 3 2014 1:25 PMThe Surreal StatesIn Eastern Ukraine, home to the world’s newest breakaway republics, nothing is as it seems.
Sept. 19 2014 11:35 AMTourism After the TalibanBamiyan, a small Afghan mountain town best known for its blown-up Buddhas, wants to be your next holiday destination.
Sept. 5 2014 9:01 AMCacophony of ChaosFor one week a year, the hard-bitten Serbian town of Guca erupts with blaring trumpets, pig roasts, and a splash of nationalism.
Aug. 22 2014 9:09 AMBeaches and Bodies in BuenaventuraCan a city known for bloody gang wars become a tourist mecca?
Aug. 1 2014 1:42 PMThe West Bank by BusLast year, two young Jewish Americans began leading educational tours of the troubled Palestinian territory. But their ambitions are bigger than bus trips.
July 18 2014 8:01 AMSoweto StyleIn South African townships, an ostentatious youth subculture is about much more than expensive clothing.
Feb. 13 2015 9:08 AMColombia’s Bloom BoomOn farms outside Bogotá, Valentine’s Day is less hearts and kisses and more big bucks and sore backs.
Jan. 30 2015 9:09 AMEverybody in Uganda Is Kung Fu FightingA rising generation of young martial artists are hoping to drop kick their way onto the big screen.
Jan. 16 2015 9:18 AMShanghai on the NileEgypt’s revolution (and counter-revolution) hasn’t stopped an influx of Chinese, who bring with them a rich and delicious culinary heritage.
Jan. 2 2015 2:11 PMAustralia’s Brothel BoomAs the country’s mining industry expands, so does its sex trade. 
Dec. 12 2014 8:08 AMShow Me the YuanSuperagent Sheng Li wants to bring Hollywood-style talent management to Chinese sports. 
Nov. 21 2014 12:45 PMFaith and Fear in Istanbul The Alevis, Turkey’s largest religious minority, have been persecuted for centuries. Will the fallout from the war in Syria only make things worse?  
Nov. 7 2014 9:01 AMSober in StockholmBooze-free clubbing is Sweden’s latest party craze.
Oct. 24 2014 12:20 PMAn American Drug Dealer in BeijingInside the Chinese capital’s expat underground.
Oct. 10 2014 11:40 AMA Lens to the FrontA homegrown Iraqi photo agency is telling stories no one else can.
Sept. 26 2014 10:44 AMThe StalkersInside the bizarre subculture that lives to explore Chernobyl’s Dead Zone. 
Sept. 12 2014 9:09 AMWrath of the Bollywood SuperfansI set out to write an honest profile of Shahid Kapoor, one of India’s biggest stars. His fans may never forgive me. 
Aug. 29 2014 3:18 PMIn the BloodBram Stoker’s great-grandnephew wants to attract visitors to the remote mountaintop the fictional Dracula may—or may not—have called home.
Aug. 8 2014 9:09 AMThe Jihadi Gift ShopAs ISIS wreaks havoc in Syria and Iraq, a store selling its merchandise in Istanbul shows the extent of the militant group’s appeal.
July 25 2014 3:10 PMHonduras’ Killing FieldsIn these rural lands, poverty, murder, and injustice fuel a battle between farmers and rich landowners.
July 11 2014 8:08 AMThe Strangest Sport No One KnowsIn the highlands near Mumbai, practitioners of Mallakhamb perform curious acrobatic feats using poles, ropes … and castor oil.