Small towns around Europe host goose-pulling days—contests to snap the necks of birds at high speed. In the name of sport and pride, a tradition from the Middle Ages prospers, criticism notwithstanding.
Travel is mostly boredom—and if you’re not bored, you’re pretty sure that everyone else is having more fun. For professional travel writers, the feeling’s not just true, but considerably worse.
Inspired by folk tales, mythical beasts, and Portuguese azulejos, an artist paints her own version of natural history.
A group of gray-haired representatives from across Europe gather in a central London gentlemen’s club to discuss the United States’ aggressive spying techniques.
Fine-art photography from one of the snowboarding world’s best practitioners, “Creager,” who recently retired from traveling the world in search of snow.
Portraits of leisure time and permanent parties in “the strange emptiness” of a Czech reservoir, close to the Austrian border.
Everyday scenes of Greece in paintings that evoke the quiet fatigue from living with economic uncertainty.
Portraits of jets at play in the Italian Alps, children posed like adults, and adults bobbing in the sea.
Every year in July, people are injured—some killed—during Spain’s San Fermín festival when bulls run the streets. So what inspires someone to participate? A report from inside one man’s skull just before last week’s rocket went off.
Being overseas, the traveler is often taken for a diplomat—to explain his native country’s strange ways and beliefs. For example, why do all Americans belong to cults? What does Michelle Pfeiffer eat for breakfast? And why so many guns?
In Jeroen Hofman’s new monograph Playground, the training facilities for Holland’s soldiers, firefighters, rescue workers, and police officers are photographed from a cherry-picker, turning dangerous scenarios into LEGO sets.
The link between Occupy Wall Street, the environmental doom of Czech villages, and the noise of a wailing child on a freezing, black morning in Sweden is not obvious—but it does count for everything.