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"Cities each have a kind of light," August Kleinzahler once wrote. Here, great authors evoke the light—and darkness—they find in the world’s cities.

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For Sale: The Scariest Island Ever

For Sale: The Scariest Island Ever

One Venetian island is the stuff of campfire ghost stories—piles of dead bodies burned, hauntings by plague victims, and a home for the insane. And now, for a price, it can be yours.

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Iceland Is Beautiful—and So Weird

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All Aboard the Orient Express

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Artists vs. the Guggenheim Bilbao

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When Downtown Was Cool

'The World as I Saw It'

Mike Loffler spent 15 months visiting 20 countries around the world. This video, meant to 'showcase the people, nature, and spirit of travel,' really makes you want to pick up and go.

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    Scuba Divers Escape Humpback Whales

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    10 Trips You Need to Take in Your 20s

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    Antelope Leaps into Car to Escape Cheetah

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Brilliant, Mysterious Penelope

Brilliant, Mysterious Penelope

Before she died, she was hailed as England’s greatest living writer, but she had a hard road getting there—at one point she even lived on a freezing, leaky barge.

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Fix America in Six Easy Steps!

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The Week’s Best Longreads

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Was There Really An Empty Tomb?

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The Cheerleader Murders

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