Places

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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Harmony in the Snow

By / December 2015

Ruth Ingram on a park in Urumqi: “Nobody looks twice at the backwards walkers banging their backs against the trees. Nobody stares at the people standing for long periods on one leg.”

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‘They Want to Be Here’

By / November 2015

Rachel Pieh Jones writes about a remarkable school in Djibouti City: “The kids in this neighborhood prompted me to write articles about sexual harassment and rage. Then I met the kids at Saadaa��s school.”

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