Letting it Burn

Exploring a hundred-year-old New Year’s Eve celebration on the streets of Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador.
Wayne Kublalsingh is willing to die to stop the construction of a highway through Trinidad. But does anyone care?
In a single generation, South Korea has matured from a poor agrarian backwater to a flashy economic powerhouse. In less time than it took the Americans to go from the muscle car to the Prius, the Koreans went from the ox-and-plow to the bullet train. But Korea’s rapid transformation is not without growing pains. Canadian writer and teacher, Gord...
The revival of a little-known Mexican-American music genre on the streets of East L.A.
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"I call this place 'reinventing the homestead.' So we're trying to take the best of the traditional and add the new. It's a good thing, and I think it's a way of living that people may be yearning for."
sea floor ping
The sea floor ping started in the summer. Some people said it was more like a hum, or a beep.
What happens when a journalist who loathes press trips goes on one to Guyana?
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...
Investigating a shocking discovery off Panama’s pacific coast.
kenneth r. rosen
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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Food

Warming up for São João festivities: squash compote made with quicklime

This squash compote is one of the most delicious things in our winter. It's different from squash paste (another sweet very common in this...

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Places

In the city: A portrait tour of Manchester

I pour for hours over old photos and maps. Pictures of people in the street 20, 50, 100 years ago still seem alive somehow.

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