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Comic-Con 2013
July 20, 2013
San Diego Comic-Con: where the typical attendee is not merely nerdier than you, but nerdier than you by several orders of magnitude.
Idiotarod 2013
January 26, 2013
Another cold Saturday in January, and the Idiotarod is back on the streets of Brooklyn.
Rose Pitonof Swim
August 18, 2012
Photographs from Urban Swim's annual Rose Pitonof Swim event.
Urban Swim Hudson New Jersey
July 14, 2012
The good-natured athletes of Urban Swim are willing to welcome anyone who's crazy enough to get up early and swim a few miles in the Hudson River.
August 29, 2011
A description of the Tibetan Buddhist temple at Swayambhunath, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Memorial Day 2011
May 30, 2011
Memorial Day, like many American holidays, is a continual puzzle to me.
Beirut night
March 31, 2011
First impressions of Beirut by night; the city is a mass of contrasts.
Up the creek
May 30, 2010
In which a kayaking trip on the Pattagansett River comes to a watery end.
Chinese New Year 2010
February 21, 2010
Lions and dragons and dogs in baby-carriages, oh my! It's Chinese New Year in New York again.
"In C"
April 24, 2009
The forty-fifth anniversary performance of Terry Riley's "In C" at Carnegie Hall was like no other piece of orchestral music that I've ever heard.
Cross Bones
October 15, 2008
The Cross Bones graveyard in London was the burial ground for prostitutes working in the licensed brothels of Southwark.
Mermaid Parade 2008
June 21, 2008
Photographs from Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade.
Bibi Fatima
October 3, 2007
A visit to the hot springs of Bibi Fatima in the Wakhan Valley, Tajikistan.
Howo Kush
October 2, 2007
Strange things happen on the road from Kalai Khumb to Khorog.
Roller Derby
October 14, 2006
The Bronx Gridlock and the Queens of Pain meet in Manhattan, and I get to take pictures from the ringside.
Global Village Epiphany
January 31, 2006
Teatime in the global village.
Furthur (II)
January 20, 2006
Sissophon to Battambang: the odyssey continues.
January 19, 2006
A road trip from Phnom Penh to Sisophon.
Down with the Mahdi Army
June 21, 2005
It's raining in Mae Hong Son, and I cannot decide if I should buy one of Major Hillpig-Smyth's patented walking sticks.
Good Friday
May 1, 2005
Eastern Orthodox Good Friday service, at the Cathedral of Holy Virgin Protection, New York.
Hue and Hoi An
July 12, 2004
Jottings from Central Vietnam.
Going by the Book
July 6, 2004
Seen from Hanoi, the planet doesn't look quite so Lonely after all.
June 29, 2004
You meet such fascinating people when you travel: a conversation overheard in Bangkok.
May 2, 2004
Interview with three mainland women working as prostitutes in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong

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