Among StrangersDecember 2015
Boundaries of Nations: Traveling the globe to research the buying and selling of passports, a reporter reflects on arbitrary citizenship and what it means to be “from somewhere.”
Danniel Schoonebeek: Excerpts From C’est la guerreJuly 2015
A poet chronicles a backstage view of America by rail.
Jay Walljasper: Saving the World’s Holy PlacesMarch 2015
A narrow interpretation of what’s sacred limits efforts to protect natural treasures.
Claire Nielsen: Apartheid’s Final OutpostFebruary 2015
In Orania, South Africa’s last remaining white-only town, the country’s history of racial segregation and white supremacy lives on.
Nancy Kricorian: Pilgrimage as/or ResistanceNovember 2014
A trip to Turkey sparks a search for the ghosts of the Armenian genocide.
When they arrived in Abbottabad, my mother thought it was the most beautiful place she had ever seen. My father was glad for his homecoming.
Penny Guisinger: Route Nine, Bangor to LubecJuly 2014
There’s drunk driving, and then there’s hungover driving.
Peter Van Buren: Regime Change in AmericaMay 2014
An empire in decline (city by city, town by town).
Saxon Baird: The Dying Days of Vinyl in Reggae’s CapitalFebruary 2014
While foreigners buy up the relics of Jamaica’s musical heritage, reggae culture lives on in Kingston.
Abby Rabinowitz: The Elf DiariesDecember 2013
On a season spent in turmoil, transition, and the glitzy winter wonderland of Harrod's of London.
Tara Isabella Burton: FatherlandsJanuary 2013
I looked at real estate in cities I'd never been to, just in case.
Michelle Legro: Mercator Turns 500April 2012
Ah, to be at the center of the world! How Gerard Mercator changed history by creating the first useful map.
Trip to SaigonBy Kerri Smith
I tell myself I bought the painting as a souvenir, a memory in the French sense. But really it is my consolation for not finding out Amy’s name.