rural

tech

This Kentucky County Is Starting Its Own Broadband Network

Appalachia has a giant internet problem.
Emma Eisenberg
5.10.17
GENTRIFICATION

Gentrification Is Pushing Romanian Sheep Out of Bucharest

As the city grows, sheep are now forced to graze among the litter in the newly built suburbs.
Eli Driu
5.8.17
farming

From Peasant Farms to 100,000-Cow Mega Dairies: The Extremes of Chinese Agriculture

Food production in China is split between vast, industrial operations using the latest technology and small-scale “peasant” farms that employ traditional agricultural practices.
Charlie Taverner
4.28.17
Film

Being a Farmer Sucks

The new documentary 'Peter and the Farm' is an unflinching look at the quiet extinction of the American man.
Rod Bastanmehr
11.5.16
first-person shooter

Photos of a Dairy Farmer Milking Some Cute Cows

In this week's installment of First-Person Shooter, we gave two disposable cameras to a dairy farmer in upstate New York who snapped pics of herself milking and artificially inseminating a bunch of adorable cows.
Julian Master
7.3.16
BRITAIN = ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

How Your Hometown Is Voting in the EU Referendum, and Why

We analysed over 350,000 tweets to find out the general sentiment of every region in the UK.
Nick Chowdrey
6.22.16
Photos

Photos of Life in Rural Moldova, Europe's Poorest Nation

Asa Sjöström documents the resilience of childhood in the ex-Soviet nation.
Asa Sjöström
5.11.16
Stuff

Can Sacking Off the City and Moving to the Countryside Actually Make You Happier?

We asked writers who ditched the filth and buzz of big cities for a life in the country to tell us if it lived up to the fantasy or not.
Amy Liptrot, Katie Harkin, Tom Usher, Milly McMah
3.31.16
Photo

Photojournalist Ilana Rose Captures Women of the World

Throughout her four years working with World Vision, Rose traveled the world, photographing women in developing countries from Africa to South America.
Ilana Rose
3.8.16
The Up in Flames Issue

Photos of Struggle and Hope in Appalachia

Stacy Kranitz has been collaborating with local writers to tell stories that offer a complex and nuanced understanding of what central Appalachia looks like 50 years after becoming a byword for poverty.
Stacy Kranitz
1.24.16
Stuff

This Guy's Been Pissing Off His Welsh Neighbours with His Outdoor Fetish Gatherings

We talked to Guy Masterleigh about his British heritage-themed kink parties and why they've been causing concerns with local residents.
Mac Hackett
8.20.15
Stuff

Delungra Is the Poorest, Happiest Town in Australia

The Australian Tax Office has named Delungra the lowest earning town in the country. We asked some locals what it's like to live there.
Julian Morgans
5.1.15
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