Roads & Kingdoms

King of the Dump

How a trash heap in Thailand became the scene of a philanthropic turf war.

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.
June 20 2014 1:38 PMHunting the HuntersIndia’s Pardhis are poor outcasts—and the country’s finest tiger hunters. Some are now helping authorities track down the poachers in their midst.
May 30 2014 1:24 PMSelling SuccessFirst Nigeria got wealthy. Then came the motivational speakers to sell Nigerians on their full potential.
May 16 2014 9:09 AMThe Most Remote Museum on EarthA century after Ernest Shackleton set sail from this unforgiving island, his disastrous voyage remains a lesson of the power of nature—and man’s ability to survive.
May 2 2014 12:00 PMA Sunday With “Separatists”A bus trip into the pro-Russian breakaway region that doesn’t officially exist.
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.
June 27 2014 11:57 AMThe Worst Party in AsiaThailand’s Full Moon Party is debauched, depraved, and increasingly deadly. If only it were fun.
June 13 2014 8:33 AMSurf’s Up in HaitiCan a bunch of surfer kids help the country’s devastated tourism industry take off?
May 23 2014 10:16 AMIn Kenya, Running With Chinese CharacteristicsChina’s top runners are training under an Italian coach in a small Kenyan town that has produced some of the best marathoners in history.
May 9 2014 5:05 PMTea and Guns in Upper EgyptThe country’s southern rural stretches are said to be awash in guns and drugs. But if you go looking, what you will find is something far older and more entrenched.
April 25 2014 8:00 AMThe Tyrant’s TailorTen years ago, Saddam Hussein went on trial for crimes against humanity. Meet the Kurd who outfitted him.

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