Jatiyo Sangsad Bhaban

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Like a lily floating on a pond: Dhaka’s national assembly is Louis Kahn’s magnum opus

Dances With Spirits

Tunis, Tunisia

Borne out of a desire to belong, stambeli’s masked performers head into the spirit world

The Grape Vine

Hawraman, Kurdistan

From Kurdish kitchens to Greek myths, the grape vine is one of the world’s oldest harvested trees

An upcoming Sotheby’s sale takes a different perspective on the region’s 20th century artworks

24 Hours in The Princes’ Islands

Princes’ Islands, Turkey

The Princes’ Islands of Istanbul are car-free and carefree

The Dragon’s Blood Tree

Socotra, Yemen

Surrealism in Socotra: discover the tree that bleeds a crimson sap

Maison Francis Papazian

Cairo, Egypt

Time stands still with the last watchmakers of Cairo

Warrior’s Dance

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Cut from the same cloth as Bedouin war rituals, Saudi Arabia’s ardha remains a dance of king and kin

Soraya Umewaka

Tokyo, Japan

Japanese and Lebanese traditions mix in one filmmaker’s central Tokyo home


Los Angeles, USA

Dance parties and mp3s: Discostan keeps LA’s underground scene dancing with the diaspora