The Bride’s Side
Separate celebrations for women and men mean twice the business for Iran’s growing wedding industry.
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.
Can Modernization Save a Beloved Malaysian Tradition?The art of wayang kulit—puppet theater—is threatened by Islamist politics.
Hemp and ChangeCan cannabis farming help clean up the land contaminated by Europe’s biggest steel plant?
One Building Bears Battle Scars From Every Afghan WarShould it be preserved as a reminder, or rebuilt to help Kabul move forward?
Meet the Malcolm X of MauritaniaBiram Dah Abeid has been fighting slavery since childhood. With his release from prison, will he become the president of Mauritania?
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.
Welcome to Whoopee LandA new amusement park in Kathmandu promises an escape to a land far, far away.
Donald Trump Doesn’t Have to Win to Ruin Our Foreign PolicyWith his nefarious ties to Moscow, the GOP nominee has killed any chance of a reasonable debate about Russia.
Food Is a New Front in Europe’s Immigration StruggleVerona, Italy, is going after kebab shops for being “inauthentic.” Really?
The Very Cheap Man’s Guide to Crossing South KoreaCan you get across the whole country taking only local transit?
Soccer With VikingsAs Iceland continues its Cinderella story at the Euros, Mark Franek reflects on six summers of semipro football in the country of northern lights and hidden folk.
A City “With Its Back to the Sea”The Georgian port city of Poti strives to modernize as a tourist destination.
Deportees Wanted. Must Speak English. Call center jobs are providing hope for English-speaking Guatemalans deported from the United States.