Fireworks and Pipe Bombs: How Greek Towns Celebrate Easter
On the island of Chios, rival parishes launch makeshift rockets at each other, while on Andros, iron pipes filled with gunpowder blow up right next to the Easter procession.
This French Festival Celebrates Spring with Chaos, Wine, and Sexual Freedom
Every year, the people of the French village Cournonterral gather to mark the end of a 12th century battle by chasing each other around with barrels of dark wine.
Inside the Lavish Arranged Marriage of a Powerful Witch Clan
In Romania, one of the world's most powerful witches arranged for her son to marry his witch cousin. Broadly attended the extravagant wedding to capture the rituals and ceremonies that go into planning a traditional occult wedding.
This Team of Booze All-Stars Is Making Mezcal Sustainable
Sombra Mezcal is designed to be beneficial for both the land and the indigenous community in Oaxaca.
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As My Family Tried to Arrange My Marriage, I Was Secretly Swiping on Tinder
My parents, unaware that I already had a dating profile of my own, signed me up for an online matchmaking service—similar, in a sense, to Tinder, but with far different expectations.
Photos of Wet, Sweaty Men Climbing a Lard-Smothered Monument
Photographer Ben McNutt captured the annual Herndon Climb at the United States Naval Academy.
Photos of Modern Vikings Keeping Their Traditions Alive
Vikings Against Racism are out to show that you can cherish ancient traditions without being bigots.
PHOTOS: The Dying Art of Making Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls
Meet the company keeping this Mexican tradition alive.
African Vulture Crisis
Smoking Endangered Vulture Brains in South Africa
What happens when a cultural tradition is at odds with the survival of a species?
The Met's Japanese Bamboo Art Is a Flux of Beautiful Bending
The exhibit features bamboo artists from the Japanese periods of Meiji and Taishō.
Life and Death
I Tried the Jewish Tradition of Watching Over the Dead
I learned what it takes to be a shomrim—someone who keeps dead people company in the days before their funeral.
The New Orleans cocktail for steamy weather and ass shakin' dance parties.