Lauren Razavi

Travel

What I Saw at a Huge Camel Beauty Pageant in the Indian Desert

The sun was hot, but the competition was even hotter.
Lauren Razavi
11.29.18
Sushi

'Pasta Sushi' Is All Your Wasabi-Smothered Carb Dreams Come True

“I started to create recipes using raw fish and cold pasta many years ago,” says Moreno Cedroni, the Michelin-star chef behind “pasta sushi” dishes like katsuobushi pasta and maki of quinoa.
Lauren Razavi
1.20.16
LGBT

What It's Like to Be A Trans Activist in the Most Liberal Country on Earth

For Ugla Stefanía Jónsdóttir, growing up trans in gay-friendly Iceland still wasn't easy.
Lauren Razavi
11.30.15
Art

A Skater's Paintings Reveal the Rise of Malaysian Street Art

Skater turned artist Donald Abraham pushes the street art aesthetic into Kuala Lumpur's galleries.
Lauren Razavi
11.28.15
politics

The Young Women Standing Up to Extremism in the Middle East

In Syria, Tunisia, and Egypt, grassroots activism is helping to tackle radicalization at its most toxic.
Lauren Razavi
11.19.15
News

Should the UK Ditch Its Membership in NATO?

Recently, NATO has proved a touchy subject on both the right and the left of British politics. Here's everything you need to know about the international military alliance.
Lauren Razavi
10.7.15
Persian food

This Woman’s Living Room Is Kuala Lumpur’s Best Persian Restaurant

After posting online and consulting with friends on the city’s best Persian food, I find myself in the plainly-decorated apartment of Iranian expat Ainaz Reihani.
Lauren Razavi
9.16.15
INDIA

Calcutta's Last Jewish Bakery Makes the Best Bengali Desserts

After many of Calcutta’s “Baghdadi Jews” emigrated following Indian independence in 1947, Nahoum and Sons stands as the city’s only Jewish bakery. “Tourists from Middle East visit but our customer base is 99.9 percent non-Jewish now,” says owner Isaac...
Lauren Razavi
8.26.15
Design

Man Builds Palace of Recycled Things in an Icelandic Junkyard

We spoke to film director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson about his hand-built home, gypsy witchcraft, and stewardesses.
Lauren Razavi
8.9.15
News

British Taxpayers Are Funding the UK's Mass Surveillance Program

The full figures have not been made public, but the costs of the program have been estimated at around $17.27 billion.
Lauren Razavi
7.6.15

Your Attempts at Paella Would Probably Flunk This Valencian Paella School

Originally cooked by servants over outdoor fires, paella is a part of Spanish food heritage. Your summer Sunday lunch version probably wouldn’t impress the chefs at Valencia’s School of Rice and Paella.
Lauren Razavi
7.2.15
politics

Crowdfunding Greece's Debt Will Never Work, But It's Still Nice

"In this context, symbolism matters," says a former IMF economist.
Lauren Razavi
6.30.15
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