Roads & Kingdoms
Roads & Kingdoms

The Secret History of America’s Oldest Tofu Shop

The Japanese immigrants who brought tofu to America, decades before hippies and health nuts discovered it.

Sept. 11 2017 7:30 AMRiding the Madaraka ExpressCan a brand new, Chinese-built railway lay the tracks to Kenya’s future?
Aug. 21 2017 7:45 AMLife in Little PyongyangSeoul’s Haebangchon neighborhood was founded by isolated North Koreans but is now an epicenter for diversity.
July 31 2017 7:45 AMWhere Food Is a ReligionA writer spends a day eating through her grandmother’s hometown.
July 17 2017 7:15 AMTaste of the Silk RoadA feast in a remote village in Kyrgyzstan tells a story of centuries of exile and migration.
June 26 2017 9:00 AMColombia’s New Drug ProblemCocaine tourism is now a thing in Medellín.
June 5 2017 7:30 AMMeet Turkey’s First—and Only—Queer ChoirIn a small city in Turkey, one group of queer singers is banding together against an increasingly authoritarian government.
May 15 2017 7:45 AMThe Civilization in the BackyardA family in rural Ecuador fights to defend a piece of ancient history on its land.
May 1 2017 7:11 AMSeeing the Forest for the TreesIn the Democratic Republic of the Congo, conservation comes at a price.
April 18 2017 9:00 AMFork 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.
April 3 2017 12:21 PMThe Visa TempleIndians are still praying for the chance to come to the U.S., even in the age of Trump.
March 20 2017 7:43 AMThe Dark State of British RhubarbFarmers growing a regional speciality contemplate a post-Brexit future.
March 6 2017 10:08 AMThe Swiss InvasionThe unexpected effects of an open border, an ailing euro, and German sales-tax policy on one border city.
Feb. 13 2017 7:04 AMThe Friendliest BorderAfter centuries of East vs. West argument, Russia chooses both.
Jan. 30 2017 7:00 AMWhere Europe Begins, or Where It Ends?Georgia insists that it’s in Europe. What does that really mean?
Jan. 9 2017 5:55 AMThe Bride’s SideSeparate celebrations for women and men mean twice the business for Iran’s growing wedding industry.
Aug. 28 2017 10:45 AMShabbat in ZimbabweA Jewish culinary tradition lives on in Southern Africa.
Aug. 7 2017 7:45 AMExit the StrongmanThe world saw the Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh as a brutal, eccentric dictator. But his hometown still loves him.
July 24 2017 7:15 AMShifting CurrentScotland’s fishing industry voted overwhelmingly for Brexit, but as negotiations drag on, it might not end up with the deal it hoped for.
July 10 2017 7:30 AMA Khmerican TaleCambodians brought to the U.S. as children face a jarring new life when they are deported back to a homeland they’ve never known.
June 19 2017 7:15 AMGrindr-ing in HavanaAs more Cubans get online, an increasing number of men use apps to meet other men.
May 22 2017 9:00 AMAnnexation SymptomsRussian rule has cut Crimea’s drug addicts off from the treatments they depend on, with sometimes deadly results. 
May 8 2017 9:00 AMEarth Chicken CityAboriginal restaurants in rural Taiwan are dishing up chicken with a side of identity politics.
April 24 2017 9:00 AMDiamonds Aren’t ForeverIn the Democratic Republic of Congo, artisanal mining is a remnant of the once-booming gem industry.
April 10 2017 10:00 AMSearching for CyprusTwo halves of a divided island have more in common than you might think
March 27 2017 9:06 AMWhy Should a Melon Cost As Much As a Car?Japan’s high-end fruit market elevates produce to works of art.
March 13 2017 1:07 PMThe Gray ZoneWith “gray passports,” many ethnic Russians in Estonia live in a state of legal limbo.
Feb. 27 2017 10:35 AMOpen Arms, Open MouthsBrazil’s refugees are bringing new tastes to the country’s cuisine.
Feb. 6 2017 9:13 AMThe DisorientCountries on the fuzzy edge between two continents are grappling with what it means to be in Europe or Asia today.
Jan. 23 2017 7:42 AMContinental RiftSearching for the real border between East and West in Istanbul.
Jan. 2 2017 5:55 AMDeath on the Hippie TrailA young man’s mysterious disappearance in the Himalayas.