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The inhospitable Southern Highlands of Iceland are vast, sparse and un-populated. Here, nature is at its rawest, impossible shapes rise out of nothing amongst the glaciers, volcanoes, hot-springs and lava fields. The isolated structures belonging to the shepherds act as the frontier between nature and culture. They are buffer between order and chaos, between life and death.
Investigating Chinese art’s bumpy road to commercial and critical success.
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Near Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, a woman named Lek Chailert has saved some 200 elephants from cruel fates in the logging and tourism industries.
During my subsequent stay in Austria there was no discomfort or psychic trauma, nor was there the opposite reaction: suddenly gaining insights into the nature of healing and acceptance.
Erik Gauger, author of the acclaimed travelogue, Notes From The Road, takes us on a journey down the New River to the shrines of Salvation Mountain, the squatters of Slab City, the stank of the Imperial Valley and Hell-like shores of The Salton Sea in California’s border region with Mexico. Wounded sea creatures abound on the shore of the Salton...
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Niklas Ekstedt is passionate when he describes what has needed to happen in the last 10 years to save the floundering Stockholm food scene: “We needed to do original cooking, no longer import other culinary concepts, and we needed to invent our own ideas.” And with his help, the New Nordic Cusine happened. As he proudly proclaims, “Now Stockholm is the...
Wayne Kublalsingh is willing to die to stop the construction of a highway through Trinidad. But does anyone care?
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Young people die for no reason and many reasons all the same. During what years I have lived, countless friends and loved ones were taken without warning. They always are. Even when it's real it never feels that way. More came and went before a trip late one summer. We drove the thin sinew of highway roped around the High Country,...
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When I learned that friendship is rentable in Tokyo, it merely seemed like more Japanese wackiness, in a subset I’d come to think of as interest-kitsch.
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Three months ago, journalists Jack Barton and Olivier Sarbil traveled to northern Iraq to document the lead-up to the invasion.

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