Photograph by Calsidyrose on Flickr Creative Commons

Damascus

Rose of Syria

Photograph by Brian McKanna

Under the Hammer

In the Haitian village of Croix-des-Bouquets, writes Brian McKanna, metalworkers bring shape and meaning out of mangled loss.

Ayanleh Souleiman

Dreams of Djiboutian Olympic Glory

Ayanleh Souleiman is Djibouti’s best hope for an Olympic medal in nearly thirty years. Rachel Pieh Jones interviewed him about his hopes for Rio.

San Mercuriale. Photograph by kristobalite

Letter from Forli

Rachel Pieh Jones writes from Forli, (adopted) home of dictators, bell towers, pseudo-historical scandal, and perhaps the world’s most beautiful prison.

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?”

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