Every day, hundreds of disgruntled defendants, overworked lawyers, and indifferent cops and judges flow through the 17-floor concrete beast that squats in lower Manhattan. On one day in April, I was there to see it all.
The group fought against the Ukrainian Army until their commander was thrown in jail in November by the Donetsk People's Republic, the Russian-aligned government he was fighting alongside.
It was some of the easiest money I'd ever made—all I had to do was dodge the hands of my drunken, amorous clients.
In Uganda, only 19 percent of the population has access to toilets that are not shared and that protect them from direct contact with waste—conditions which poses a serious threat to women's health and safety.
For more than a century, the Maasai have been corralled into smaller and smaller pieces of land in order to conserve the environment and precious animals—and to make room for deluxe suites and armies of tourists.
Iceland's Blue Lagoon might be beautiful, but its crowds—and my natural tendency toward anxiety in relaxing places—made it hell.
The Statue of Liberty as a skeleton, burning stars and stripes, and a Jewish guy with a really big nose are some of the more subtle images spreading over the building's multiple floors.
Some view it as their savior, others as a project that will hasten their demise.
It's not every day you go into a truck stop and have a life-changing conversation with an aging pool shark with a hook for a hand.
At least four Florida-based ferry companies have been approved to begin operating direct passenger lines to Cuba, marking the first major development in the normalization of US-Cuban relations.
A critical ingredient in concrete, glass, and microchips, sand is a hot commodity—and in Morocco, illegal sand extraction costs the government $1.1 billion in unpaid taxes.
Thanks to both the Croatian and Serbian border police, nobody made it to Liberland's launch. Not even its own president.
A story about a city of money in the middle of the desert where everyone is playing some version of make-believe.
Issa Amro wants to teach young Palestinians to peacefully challenge the Israeli occupation and build communities. Can his work overcome decades of violence and strife?
Toboni headed to Egypt to investigate the recent plundering of ancient Egyptian artifacts and their sale on the black market.
I shot up in bed to the sound of a roaring crack along with the most intense vibrating I've ever felt in my life. It was getting stronger and stronger. I didn't know what was happening.
Jonathan Falkus says his unconventional B&B has two rules: "No harder drugs, and don't go upsetting the neighbors."
"The best sex dolls are a modern day work of art," says the owner of one of China's biggest manufacturers of silicone dolls. "She can satisfy our heart's most tender dreams and desires."
They need to break out of the booze 'n' bingo mold if they want to survive this generation of drinkers.
A recent government crackdown has made dealers and users nervous, but it hasn't stopped people from getting high in the Chinese capital.
Stuart Hill—a.k.a. Captain Calamity, a.k.a. ruler of the Sovereign State of Forvik—is fighting a legal battle that has its roots in the 15th century.
London's WayOut Club, one of the most popular transgender venues in the UK, just celebrated its twenty-second birthday and I was there to talk to the guests.
In its first week Liberland received, from all around the globe, 220,000 registrations; 1,200,000 website visits; 100,000 Facebook followers, and it was the subject of 1,810,000 Google searches.
What it was like to grow up in the South Dublin suburbs, wanting desperately to leave, and then wanting to return.