Amanda Erickson


The Great Wall of China's Great Wall of People

It's high season for tourists in the world's most populous country.


In Mexico, a Community on the Outside

Over 80,000 Mennonites live in Mexico. They have their own educational system and do not participate in the government.


The Aftermath of Hong Kong's Deadly Ferry Crash

37 people were killed after two boats collided.


Thousands of Gandhis March Through India's Streets

Celebrations in time for the former leader's 143rd birthday.


Cures Around the Corner

Street-side treatments around the world.


Bad Cities, Fake Cities, Cities to Be: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.


Siberia's Weird, Wonderful Summer Rituals

Expansive landscapes, colorful festivals, and stuffed bears.


Kicking Off Yom Kippur With Chicken Dolls and Goldfish

In Israel, Orthodox Jews prep for the Day of Atonement.


Mao Makes a Comeback

Images of the former Chinese leader have been popping up around the country.


A Balancing Act for France's Muslims

Keeping belief alive in a country with a strong tradition of secularism.


In Kathmandu, a Festival for Women

A ten-day festival for purity and happy marriages.


Climbing Buildings, the World Over

Parkour around the globe.

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How Detroit's Opera Company Survived, Despite All Odds

The city's bastion of high art is thriving thanks to a strategy that's drawn in a younger, diverse audience.


Happy Birthday, Occupy Wall Street!

The protesters reunite one year later.


Impromptu Library Of the Day: A River of Luminous Books in Melbourne

Thousands of books flood Federation Square in "Literature vs. Traffic."


Protests Erupt at Embassies Across the Middle East

Violent clashes spread to almost a dozen countries.


Messages of Protest: Reactions to the Embassy Turmoil

"Anything but our prophet," "America supports all faiths," and other signs from the protests in the Middle East.


Intimate Scenes on the Streets of Quito

The capital of Ecuador has one of the best-preserved city centers in Latin America.

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New York State's Curious, Century-Old Law Requiring Every City and Town to Have a Historian

Is this still a good idea?