A Kind of Levitation

On a rainy night in Regua, a hilly town in northern Portugal, a photographer is summoned to the house of a wealthy Catholic family to take a final portrait of their deceased daughter, Angelica.

Visions of Portugal

On José Saramago’s late-in-life memoir of village life in Portugal: “When he was 83, Saramago released a memoir, which, like a missive from the grave, came into English translation in 2010, a year after he died.”

Playing with Time on the Costa del Sol

Malaga is one of Andalusia’s cultural capitals. In the city center, old and new do a strange dance. Scott Lashinsky sends these pictures.

Pray for Rain

In India, writes Robert Smythe, waiting for monsoon season is an exercise in hope and fear: “There is a third reason why Indians pray for rain, a reason that I might crudely describe as the unifying thrill of monsoon season.”

In an Istanbul Restaurant, Texas Meets the Black Sea

Can Chef Sertan Cavusoglu sell Istanbulites on American barbecue? “Turks,” Cavusoglu says, “don’t have any guarantee in their lives—except for their food.”

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