Culture

Around the World in Toilets

By / May 2016

Wherever you travel, you’re going to need a bathroom. What will you find? Well, it depends on the place.

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Hot Water Forever

By / April 2016

Danny Wright visits Jordan’s Hammamat Ma’in: “I sat under the waterfall for ninety minutes. The roar drowned out all other sounds. After a while, I could no longer feel my limbs.”

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Women Are My Tribe

By / February 2016

Rachel Jones on the gender imbalance in Djibouti’s most popular sport: “The men are playing games while the women are working. To outsiders this can seem inherently sexist.”

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Tough as Leather

By / February 2016

For nearly fifty years, Nedim Kurban has been crafting leather in Istanbul’s Kadikoy neighborhood.

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Spreading the Love

By / January 2016

In Sweden, they add tubed caviar. In the Netherlands, butter and sprinkles. In Germany, it’s raw pork and onions. Tara Thomas runs down seven bizarre things that Europeans spread on bread.

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To Find a House, To Make a Home

By / December 2015

In Djibouti, writes Rachel Pieh Jones, the work of dilals, or house finders, is unheralded yet profound: “Home becomes our place of melding the old and new, familiar and foreign, into the shape of our own liking.”

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