• Headless-Goat Polo is a Sport

    Buzkashi –​ literally 'goat-grabbing' – is a form of polo played on horseback with the headless cadaver of a goat. It's big in Afghanistan.

  • 'Buzkashi Boys' by Sam French

    A beautiful, timeless, coming-of-age story that happens to revolve around a bloody and brutal goat-murdering horse sport.

  • I'm Short, Not Stupid Presents: 'Buzkashi Boys'

    What do you think of when you think of Afghanistan? From the coverage in mainstream American media, one may be under the impression that it’s a lawless country breeding Taliban fundamentalists. But this short captures the diverse stories of the Afghani...

  • Techno-Raving and Dead-Goat Polo at the Silk Road Festival

    At the end of June, while a bunch of people were losing their minds listening to music and stomping around Chicago, I too was surrounded by good vibes and thousands of revelers glued to a sound...

  • New Pictures From Afghanistan

    Seven years ago we ran a series of photographs by Jason Florio documenting life in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan just before the 2001 US-led invasion.