Places

Istanbul Will Endure

By / June 2016

As we grieve and fume and await justice for the victims of the terror attack at Ataturk airport, we offer this collection of stories as proof of the dignity, pluck, creativity, humor, and wherewithal of the people of Istanbul, our favorite city on earth.

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In Kore, the High Cost of Cleaning Up

By / May 2016

“A nearby recycling plant,” Kaela La Farge writes from the slums of Addis Ababa, “promises to employ locals to sort trash. But how long will the work last?”

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On a Turkish Isle, Cat Paws on Cobblestone

By / April 2016

Jason La Farge sends these pictures from Cunda: “Off-season, the island empties, the elements amplify.”

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The Fish in the Clouds

By / March 2016

Rachel Pieh Jones unravels a mystery on the streets of Dire Dawa: “I’m not sure which is more implausible: that fish fall from clouds or that the government could come up with such a creative ruse to pacify a potential conflict.”

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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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You Can’t Go Home Again

By / January 2016

Rachel Pieh Jones profiles a Yemeni American struggling to make a life in a new country: a�?It is so expensive here,a�? Ibrahim said. a�?I cana��t work. My kids arena��t in school. We dona��t speak French. We feel so much stress.a�?

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