The #CockroachChallenge Is the Internet’s Weirdest New Craze
Taking selfies with the creepy-crawly is the latest pest infecting the internet.
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Release of Myanmar Journalists is a Small Win in Fight for Press Freedom
In Asia, many journalists and government critics remain behind bars
What It's Like to Be Illegally Gay in Myanmar
...And preparing for a drag show.
The Most Brutal Sport in the World Uses Bare Knuckles and Head Butts
In lethwei, or Burmese kickboxing, gloves aren't allowed – but all kicks, punches, elbow and knee strikes, and head butts are.
Karl R. De Mesa
Burmese Opium Farmers Make the Best Rice Wine
U Mint Aung, village chief of a tiny community in the opium fields of Eastern Myanmar brings out a clay pot brimming with multi-colored grains. The thing looks like a trendy smoothie. But it’s home-brewed rice wine.
Nathan A. Thompson
Female Alcoholics are Rare in Myanmar. This Young Artist is One of Them.
Yangon Artist Bay Bay uses her art to let people enter her alcohol-fueled mind.
Inside Myanmar's Surprisingly Harsh Heroin Rehab Centers
One person per household uses heroin in Myanmar's most northernly region, and a coalition of religious types have banded together to tackle the problem.
Crystal Meth Kingpins are Standing In the Way of Peace In Myanmar's Golden Triangle
Myanmar's army signed a peace agreement to end its long-lasting civil war, but drug cartels—and corrupt military officials—are providing an incentive for the militias to stick around.
Inside Mong La, the Myanmar Town Where You Can Buy Drugs, Sex, and Endangered Animals
Mong La is a 5,000-square-kilometer fiefdom in the Golden Triangle that is infamous for the flagrancy of its sin-based industries like prostitution, gambling, and the selling of endangered animals.
Tattooed Tribeswomen and the Problem of Photo Tourism in Myanmar
For the Chin women of western Myanmar, outer beauty starts with an inky black, fully tattooed face. But the government has banned the custom, and tourists are flooding in to document the dying tradition.
Nathan A. Thompson
The Exploited Kids Selling Roses to Tourists on Bangkok's Khaosan Road
They're forced to work long hours and beaten if they don't bring in enough money for their bosses.
How Myanmar's Paranormal Spirit Wives Escape LGBTQ Persecution
How the tight-knit nat kadaw community escapes persecution in a deeply conservative country.