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The leaning towers of Santos and the people who live on an angle

The leaning towers of Santos and the people who live on an angle

Several hundred families live on this Brazilian beachfront resort in apartment blocks that have slowly been tilting to one side.

  • by Lia Timson

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The day I drank (bad) coffee with armed militants in a concrete jungle
Lebanon

The day I drank (bad) coffee with armed militants in a concrete jungle

The men of Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in Lebanon are full of masculine posturing, pride, and thwarted dreams.

  • by Michael Bachelard
Sunday postcard: Welcome to Supai, the most remote community in the US
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Sunday postcard: Welcome to Supai, the most remote community in the US

The most remote town in the contiguous United States offers a snapshot of American Indian struggles.

  • by Rachel Olding
A woolly rite of passage lives on in London
UK

A woolly rite of passage lives on in London

You’ve almost certainly heard of the ancient right to herd sheep across London Bridge. Everyone’s heard of that one.

  • by Nick Miller
The speedy rise and fall of Beijing's ride-sharing economy
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The speedy rise and fall of Beijing's ride-sharing economy

When the services Beijing's revellers once took for granted were suddenly withdrawn, the gaps quickly started to show.

  • by Kirsty Needham
Postcard: How I conquered Jakarta at 23km/h
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Postcard: How I conquered Jakarta at 23km/h

Don't write about the traffic, my predecessor said. No one wants to hear it. Well sorry, dear reader, but I have. And I lived to tell the tale.

  • by James Massola
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Marie's, a magnet for musical magic moments
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Marie's, a magnet for musical magic moments

Forget the real world, with its disappointments and drudgeries, and immerse yourself in a wall of sound. 

  • by Matthew Knott
New York's L line is in desperate need of a lifeline
USA

New York's L line is in desperate need of a lifeline

What's in a letter? As a shutdown of New York's famous L train looms, residents fear a cultural apocalypse.

  • by Rachel Olding
Postcard: Monkeying around for longer life
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Postcard: Monkeying around for longer life

In a luxury villa perched on a mountain over the Mediterranean, once upon a time, lived a surgeon who grafted ape testicles onto rich old men, in the hope of doubling their lifespan.

  • by Nick Miller
India postcard: An ancient craft survives
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India postcard: An ancient craft survives

Who darns these days? In most countries, nobody. But how else can maharajas have their prized possessions repaired?

  • by Amrit Dhillon