Photograph by Danny Wright

Make Art Not War

In Amman, writes Danny Wright, graffiti artists are tagging the city’s bland concrete walls, all the while exposing locals to non-traditional forms of expression.

Photograph by Francisco Anzola 1

Tea Time at the TB Clinic

When, asks writer Rachel Pieh Jones, is it rude for a foreigner to refuse a drink? “My way has always been to say yes, to fried camel hump, rancid butter, syrupy drinks. But am I still foreign? Does time erase the pressure to comply?”

Photograph by Danley Shackelford

Istanbul Will Endure

As we grieve and fume and await justice for the victims of the terror attack at Ataturk airport, we offer this collection of stories from our favorite city on earth.

Photograph by Calsidyrose on Flickr Creative Commons

Rose of Syria

Brian McKanna on a beleaguered country’s resilient flower: “What makes the Damask so attractive is its combination of intoxicating aroma and irrepressibility.”

Hargeisa, Somaliland. Photograph by Tristam Sparks

Walking in Somaliland

Rachel Pieh Jones takes to the streets of Hargeisa on foot. “I was aware of everything from harmonicas to screeching tires, who was behind us, who was in front of us, who was talking. Was the woman right?”