Places

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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Letter from Erzurum

By / January 2016

Brian McKanna writes from Turkey’s coldest city: “Will Russia cut off our natural gas? The answer is always the same: It doesna��t matter. We can make it through winter without gas. We can always burn our tezek.”

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