The Atlantic

Supersonic Airplanes and the Age of Irrational Technology
The box sat untouched in his bottom desk drawer. For weeks we discussed opening it, and one January morning he was ready.

My Grandmother's Brain
I remember the bag from my childhood. Transparent and oblong, large enough to fit a handful of papers, a few essentials, and a plastic brain.


The Economist

Art’s equivocal relationship with the natural world
Nature persists in evoking feelings of astonishment or horror.

Well-travelled artefacts
A crowd gathered at the National Museum of Cambodia to witness a historic reunion: the head and body of a seventh-century Hindu statue.

Romek Marber’s iconic illustration
It was 1960 when Romek Marber—a young designer in The Economist’s art department—received a phone call that would change his career.

Writing on the wall
Most locals don’t see the graffiti as hate speech.

Yiddish on the rise
Jezyk zydowski, he calls it in Polish, the Jewish language.


The New York Times

Ex-Presidents of Poland Issue a Rebuke to the Governing Party
The front page of Poland’s leading newspaper featured on Monday an open letter from three former presidents warning that the new right-wing government’s actions were threatening the country’s democracy.


Pacific Standard

Europe's Reproductive Blights
It was Sunday in Poland, so no pew was empty.

Inside Cambodia’s Future Floating Arts Center
We peer over the railing to the lush, green, trash-strewn shore, where young boys play volleyball beside dilapidated homes.

Poland's Memory Problem
The language of memory alone poses great challenges.


Paste Magazine

Small World: French Vientiane, Laos
In post-colonial Laos, what is local?


PROTOCOLS

Five Streets in Kraków
I am lying on the floor, staring at a giant hole in the ceiling.


Roads & Kingdoms

Longing to Return to a Place You've Never Been
The faint aroma of stewing curry leads the way, reassurance that I’m not lost. 

Coconut: A Love Story
I haven’t spoken for four days.

Post-Castro Miami
I am late for the party.


Tablet Magazine

Israeli Artist Exhibits His Indian Roots at Kochi Biennale
There are no instructions below, no cameras above.

Popular Images of Jews in Krakow: Folk Art or Stereotype?
“Everybody wants to be a Rothschild,” an older Polish woman joked as we gazed at the wooden figurine holding a gold coin.

We Called Him Mundek.
His folding chair was propped up.


Washington Independent Review of Books

My Father's Guitar & Other Imaginary Things
Skibell makes ordinary experiences extraordinary.