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7.23.19

How the Part of London You Live in Affects Your Social Life

A study has found that New Yorkers’ social connections are determined by where they live on the subway. Is the same true of London?

1.18.19

These Photos Tell the Forgotten Story of LA's Latinx Rave Scene in the 90s

We talk to Map Pointz founder Guadalupe Rosales about the party crews that gave teens a sense of belonging beyond gang culture.

11.20.18

Open Mike Eagle Is a Warrior

In the back room of a modest venue in Barcelona, the alt-rapper talks about the economy of his art, the poisoned chalice of independence, and his new project, 'What Happens When I Try to Relax.'

11.23.17

I Spent a Day Actually Speaking to People On Public Transport

In trying to learn more about my fellow commuters, I met angry drunks, happy drunks and a vegan in furs.

9.28.17

How to Run an Illegal Restaurant

In 2008, when the economy went to shit, my wife and I decided to quit our jobs in the advertising and film industries to run an illegal Asian restaurant out of our small Los Angeles apartment.

5.3.17

Let the Horror Wash Over You at the Sight of This Entire Pizza on a Train Floor

Internet denizens decided that the woman who unwittingly wasted the pizza was a "horrible person."

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5.1.17

Ten Veteran Organizers on the Key to Effective Activism

"Nothing ever changes in Washington—or at any level of government—until regular people stand up and demand change."

2.23.17

Miami’s Weirdest Film Festival Celebrates Coral Orgies, Death and the #NOBROZONE

A sinking city, a Viking funeral, coral sex, Animal Collective, Trina on a bank vault, Waterworld on an island: welcome to Borscht DIEZ.

12.18.16

This Underground Stew Cooks Using Volcanic Heat

On São Miguel in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores, locals dine on Cozido das Furnas: a meat stew buried underground and cooked using natural heat. “Some people say they can taste the sulphur,” says chef Paulo Costa.

10.14.16

'Energy Flash' Exhibit Revives Rave Culture in Belgium

A celebration of all things rave provided a burst of energy at the Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp.

8.28.16

What It's Like to Watch the Tattoo Industry Go from Illegal to Trendy

On the 40th anniversary of New York's oldest tattoo shop opening, we talked to the longtime owners about ink in the Big Apple.

7.27.16

I Spent 24 Hours Around Berlin's Dingiest Square

When I get out of the U8 train at Berlin's Kottbusser Tor station at 5AM on a Thursday, three men dressed in rags raise their beer bottles to greet me, grinning with the few remaining teeth they have.

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