In September, 2015, Danish citizen Andreas Mogensen will become the first of his countrymen to be shot into space.
Carlos Pedro used to body-surf. Now he leads a project to map the Rocinha slum using handwritten algorithms.
I wanted to see what London looks like to the rest of the planet, and it turns out it's pretty much the misery capital of the entire world.
Like the dude on safari who doesn't lift his head from the lens, many of us have started vacation to accumulate stories, photos, and experiences rather than just letting the unfamiliar wash over us, and reveling in the surprise of unexpected things.
When I visited the camel market in Birqash recently, I could hear sticks as they whipped through the air and cracked on strained, burdened flesh.
In parts of Peru, there's a culinary delicacy that's made by liquefying rare frogs. Drinking the concoction is said to cure bronchitis, tuberculosis, asthma, arthritis, and even impotence.
In roughly 20 years Vietnam went from being one of the poorest countries in the world to a place where drinking until you puke is such a large part of the culture that many bars have "puke sinks" built into them.
I talked to the full-time volunteers working to spread the good news about the end of the world and turn commuters into converts.
As the Detroit Blight Task Force begins tearing down the city's crumbling buildings, the artists of the Seafoam Palace are trying to save the wreckage and transform it into something new.
Flagstaff, Arizona, is trying to combat panhandling by giving homeless people coupon booklets called "Better Bucks." I tried them out to see if they were all they were cracked up to be.
I talked to a French-Hungarian who opposes immigration to Hungary but is hoping to set up a community of French nationalists in his adopted country.
Southern China has always had a tradition of dining on dogs—people from other parts of the country even joke that Southerners will eat anything with legs but the dinner table. Since the 1990s the town of Yulin has maintained the unique tradition of holdin…
Mothers-to-be are crowding the shores of Miami and hiring bilingual companies to find them short-term leases and high-quality medical care before they jet back home.
After years of neglect by London, Clacton-on-Sea has turned toward the anti-immigrant, anti–European Union UK Independence Party.
If you're planning to spend the weekend in the Dutch countryside with a load of Disney princesses, orcs, and witches, my advice is to make sure you go prepared.
During the Cold War, the heavily fortified Taiwanese island of Kinmen was so dense with soldiers that the state opened brothels for military personnel. The last of them stayed open until 1990.
A mysterious state-sponsored organization took a group of Western journalists on a tour of Russia seemingly dedicated to telling them just how awful and full of lies the Western media is.
Dakota Joe's life was a mess of crime and addiction until, following a stint in prison that got him sober, Joe decided to do what he wanted to since he was a little kid: hike the Appalachian Trail.
Scientology has always been a poor fit for the UK. It's a phenomenon better suited to wealthy, tanned Americans who've spent their entire lives being told they can be anything they want to be if they throw enough money around
Even after Burma's 2011 democratic reforms, the government is still pretty much controlled by the military, and speaking out against the state can land you in prison, as local rapper Zayar Thaw found out.
At 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturday, you can usually find Michael Job writhing in pain as Roman soldiers whip him on the cross. It's all part of the Holy Land Experience, a Christian theme park in (where else?) Florida.
Businesses are still hurting, and possible tax hikes on alcohol to plug Egypt's strained public finances might mean more pain, but this country's alcohol industry has been here before.
When you own swampland in Louisiana, it can be a bit like owning an inefficient alligator farm. I took a trip with Dave Turgeon to the swamp where he makes part of his living.
Tunisian Artist Karim Jabbari started a project called Toward the Light, which he hopes will pull young artists away from drug smuggling and violence in his impoverished homeland.