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  • Toil and Trouble
    Features | Nov 2011

    Toil and Trouble

    In recent years, the world’s theater scene has been struggling. But amid the doldrums, one intrepid British stage company hit it very, very big by combining Macbeth, Hitchcock and, most important, you, all in the creaky confines of an abandoned Manhattan hotel.


  • The Pitch
    Features | Oct 2011

    The Pitch

    While China is no stranger to Western sports, the man leading Major League Baseball’s attempt to sell the country on America’s Pastime has his work cut out for him. First up: learning how to pronounce his players’ names.


  • Wing and a Prayer
    Features | Oct 2011

    Wing and a Prayer

    Extreme birding is an obsession requiring an inhuman degree of patience and devotion. Our writer learns what it takes on a search for one of Spain’s rarest (and strangest) birds.


  • Dance Revolution
    Features | Sep 2011

    Dance Revolution

    After years of damage, neglect, scandal and corruption, Moscow’s beloved Bolshoi Theatre is poised to reclaim its place as the ballet world’s preeminent venue.


  • Durian in Tomorrowland
    Features | Aug 2011

    Durian in Tomorrowland

    A culinary tour of Singapore reveals that in a city where “Have you eaten already?” is the standard greeting and a certain fruit is banned from hotels because of its pungent aroma, food always comes first.


  • The Ghost Buster
    Features | Aug 2011

    The Ghost Buster

    Gutsy gourmands all over the world can’t get enough of the ghost pepper, a delicacy 200 times hotter than a jalapeño. We venture to a remote sliver of northeastern India to find out what makes them sweat-worthy.


  • Playing God
    Features | Jul 2011

    Playing God

    Video game wunderkind Jason Rohrer gets into the minds of players and takes the art of gaming mainstream


  • The Lizard King
    Features | Jun 2011

    The Lizard King

    For many years, invasive species have wreaked havoc in Florida. On one picturesque island on the Gulf Coast, a determined man fights back. Iguanas beware.


  • Kick Starters
    Features | Jun 2011

    Kick Starters

    Muay Thai, a centuries-old form of mixed martial arts, is an obsession in Thailand. We catch Tee U.S., one of its most promising practitioners, on the eve of the biggest fight of his life.


  • On the Edge
    Features | May 2011

    On the Edge

    Climber Alex Honnold, 25, has inspired both awe and outrage by performing some of the world’s most fearsome climbs without ropes or safety equipment. How high can he go?


  • The Wrestler
    Features | Apr 2011

    The Wrestler

    Amid a string of devastating SCANDALS, Japanese sumo has turned to THE WRESTLER unlikely saviors like BARUTO, a big, genial Estonian, to restore this 2,000-year-old sport to GLORY. Story by Kevin Gray • Illustration by Raul Allen


  • Magic Man
    Features | Apr 2011

    Magic Man

    Illusionist David Copperfield’s latest trick is conjuring up the world’s most luxurious, mysterious (and expensive) island retreat.


  • Meal Plan
    Features | Mar 2011

    Meal Plan

    For decades, school administrators have struggled and failed to improve student lunches. This (slightly mad) professor offers a different approach: tricking kids into eating well. It’s Working.


  • Parting the Sea
    Features | Feb 2011

    Parting the Sea

    WHEN THE SEA COMES FOR VENICE, which happens mostly in the fall and winter, the following occurs: First, the local authority activates a siren located at Punta della Salute, across from the Piazza San Marco.


  • Wild and Woolly
    Features | Jan 2011

    Wild and Woolly

    Artist Magda Sayeg leads a warm and fuzzy band of guerrilla knitters.


  • Paradise Found
    Features | Dec 2010

    Paradise Found

    Don’t forget the sunscreen at Fiji’s Laucala Island and a host of other glamorous, secluded beaches around the world.


  • Roller Derby
    Features | Dec 2010

    Roller Derby

    A look at the white-knuckle race to create the world’s fastest roller coaster.


  • The Right Stuff
    Features | Nov 2010

    The Right Stuff

    A roundup of the coolest, prettiest and most useful gifts from around the world.


  • The Long Walk
    Features | Nov 2010

    The Long Walk

    Karl Bushby is trying to get home to England from Mexico-on foot.


  • Design’s Next Wave
    Features | Oct 2010

    Design’s Next Wave

    The nine coolest-looking things on the planet, and the people who make them.


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