Roller derby athletes are a fearless specimen. Just ask “Tiny Ninja,” a.k.a. “Tinja.” The captain of the Detroit Derby’s D-Funk All Stars once aptly described roller derby as a mixture of Nascar and hockey. Players whip
Recently I found myself on the east side of Detroit to photograph artist James Oscar Lee. Amid houses with caved-in roofs and boarded-up windows is Lee’s paint-smudged studio and home—an
Found in alleys, on walls, trains, trucks and billboards, street art exposes a place’s raw conscience on a public canvas. These works often reach more people, and certainly a more diverse
Japan’s neon-lit capital is the most populous city in the world (almost 38 million people call it home), yet it doesn’t share the same problems found in other major metropolises.
As the Greek government pushes painful austerity measures on its citizens to receive more EU bailout money—taxing necessities like heating oil up to 450 percent—I wonder how the Athenians I interviewed
My teeth chattered as I wiggled toward the wood-burning stove. For warmth, Jenelle had curled up beside me. In about 10 minutes, her alarm—set for every hour through the night—would
Formerly the capital of Korea until the country split in 1945, Seoul is South Korea’s irrepressible metropolis, juxtaposing old temples with modern architecture and offering plenty of ways, if you
It’s 5:30 a.m. here in Athens and I just can’t shake the fact that, today I got stood up. Yes, that is Athens thanking me for all the praise I’ve
My plan to escape a possible bus crash in Nepal was met with laughter. If we had to wait much longer, we’d save time by walking, I explained to Jess
As the sun rose over the raging Tirsuli river it illuminated the town’s despair. Roosters sang, stray dogs hobbled through trash-strewn alleys and children received morning baths on the street.