[ august 14 ]
A letter from Sarajevo
[ june 13 ]
A contractor despairs
[ april 13 ]
Jump-starting the city of Lusaka. "A giant statue of a ‘hybrid chicken’ adorns a roundabout on the Great East Road. No one knows why. Maybe it was a sculptured advertisement. But it’s just a landmark now. ‘Turn left at Hybrid Chicken roundabout.’ "
[ october 11 ]
A philosophical look at tramps in Paris
[ may 11 ]
Some Mexicans hate them. Some want to be them. Some feel safer with them than with the government. And there is no easy way to define them.
[ april 11 ]
"Much like the Mekong that divides Thailand from Laos, the Birrarung in the Kulin Nation was a national border."
[ march 11 ]
The small, mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh enjoys de facto Armenian status, but the disagreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan has not evaporated...
[ november 10 ]
"Forty-five minutes of teeth-jarring potholes, a left turn, a bounce or two up a rutted path, and there I am: Matol Guest House"
[ september 10 ]
"What's the difference between a black and a white cricket? The black ones are noisier." (Are there really white crickets?)
[ july 10 ]
"The voting paper - a Rosetta Stone for the bewildered - is littered with icons of surpassing terror, including the Roman alphabet, two dozen head-shots and the same number of symbols"