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  • June 8, 2015 • Balkans 2015, Online Content, Reporting Trips • Views: 1804

    The Waters of Bosnia

    By Olivia Burton Local legend says that if you drink from the Sebilj Fountain in the middle of Baščaršija Square, you will return to Sarajevo. The Sebilj is one of several public drinking fountains throughout Sarajevo. Constructed by...

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  • April 22, 2015 • Features, Print • Views: 1545

    Children of the Sun

    By Micaela Bullard An ancient Inca legend has it that Andean civilization was born from a lake. Soon after the creation of the world, humanity existed in a state of savage darkness. Without religion, law, or agriculture, the earliest...

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  • April 22, 2015 • Features, Labor, Print, Theme • Views: 1344

    When Winter Comes

    By Kelsey Larson In Mongolia, the most sacred color is blue, the shade of the endless sky. Blue flags flutter on the fences of shrines to Genghis Khan,  mark the sacred rock cairns that dot the Gobi desert, and are draped upon the necks...

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  • April 22, 2015 • Features, Print • Views: 1422

    Going the Distance

    By Elizabeth Zhang Little houses sat squarely under a cloudless sky, and every sign of human habitation seemed to be shrouded by cacti. Only the rumbles of a truck punctuated the deafening quiet that characterizes a place in the middle of...

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  • April 22, 2015 • Features, Labor, Print, Theme • Views: 1397

    Guardians of the Forest

    By Elias Estabrook “I was a forestier, a timber worker. I used to cut down wood in the bush. I worked in the sawmill. But when I am here, I have already forgotten all that. I have abandoned the timber business.” Cedric sat across...

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  • February 21, 2015 • Features, Fringe, Print • Views: 7482

    The Enduring Legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam

    By Zoe Rubin This year, The New York Times’ annual “52 Places to Go” feature spotlighted Da Nang, Vietnam. Once a “coastal gateway,” the paper argued, the central Vietnamese city had become a “destination in its own right.” A...

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  • February 13, 2015 • Features, Print • Views: 1208

    At Water’s Edge

    By Emma Platoff FREEDOM OF BEACH In July, the average temperature in Attica, the district of Greece that includes Athens and Cape Sounion, is almost 30 degrees Celsius or 90 degrees Fahrenheit. This means when you walk somewhere, you...

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  • February 13, 2015 • Features, Fringe, Print, Theme • Views: 2647

    Morales’ Identity Crisis

    By Vivian Wang The streets of Cochabamba, Bolivia are lined with ritzy car dealerships and greasy street stalls. College students clad in jeans and t-shirts walk alongside short, wrinkled women swathed in colorful shawls and bearing giant...

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  • January 3, 2015 • Blogs, Online Content, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 3543

    Down with the Ship

    By Alex Posner  There are over 90,000 cargo ships that snake their way around the globe delivering the products and materials that drive our modern economy. They whisk items from port and port, enable the globalization of commerce, and,...

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  • December 14, 2014 • Blogs, Online Content, The Globalist Notebook • Views: 1263

    Europe’s Stake in the Fight Against Ebola

    By William Ellison In the aftermath of the midterm elections, the American press’ coverage of the Ebola epidemic has been meager. Still, the epidemic rages on with little end in sight. The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported...

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