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The London We Don’t Want to See

By / March 2016

Brian McKanna on what the gentrification of the city’s mews, or horse stables, reveals about our obsession with history.

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Postcard from Walkern

By / May 2015

Mike Cervantez startles into silence in the English countryside: “The wooden gate in the low wall swings open and we stride up the stone path to the door. It’s locked. But our guide says he knows someone with a key, so while he returns to the High Street, we circuit the building.”

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London Meditations: The Jazz of Sports

By / April 2015

Our man in London on what makes football so indelible to the city: “I know the stereotypes of football fans. But I’ve also seen fathers carrying daughters on shoulders, flush with joy after an unexpected win, singing ‘Wea��re the Bradford Boys, making all of the noise.'”

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London Meditations: Prologue

By / February 2015

In a new column, our man in London reckons with becoming an American ex-pat: “Sociologists and demographers would say that I am living a trend, part of a great reverse migration drawing people back to the cities they once left behind.”

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A Sense of Place: Malawi Harmonies

By / September 2013

Nespresso, Malawian harmonies, and Finish night scenes. Our weekly web roundup of the best in world culture

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Over the Fence, Through the Gate

By / April 2013

“I was intent on seeing the valley from the viaduct, local laws be damned.” Three travel errors worth making in Glenfinnan, Istanbul, and Paris.

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