Places

A Tale of Two Islands

By / October 2015

Cyprus is home to the world’s last divided capital. “Recently,” writes Kenny Houston, “I ambled between the two sides with little trouble–waiting at the checkpoint was my only hassle–but traversing this island hasn’t always been so easy.”

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The Coup in the Coffee Fields

By / October 2015

Rachel Pieh Jones on one family’s effort to empower Burundian coffee farmers: “The Carlsons call Burundian coffee the Cinderella of the coffee world: hidden, misused, misunderstood, and neglected.”

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Postcard from Eretria

By / October 2015

Brian McKanna visits an eerily quiet town on the Greek island of Evia: “Joanna Krokou works at Apollo, a knickknack shop. She is friendly but she is stressed. She worries about her job, worries how she’ll provide for her kids.”

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The Big One

By / October 2015

A dispatch from Kurban, the most important event on the Uyghur calendar: “Boys receive gifts of plastic kalashnikovs and bullets, a way to take pot shots at Chinese who stray into their Uyghur domain. I try to stay out of the line of fire. ”

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An Egg and a Stone

By / September 2015

Modern-day Georgians descend into the vale of far northeastern Turkey to experience what remains of Tao-Klarjeti, their medieval kingdom.

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Postcard from Kowloon

By / September 2015

Near midnight one night this summer, I walked through the Ladies Market in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district. I say I walked. I hardly moved. Nobody did. The market, even at that late hour, was a crush of people.

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