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Postcard — September 4, 2014, 7:00 pm

Lunch at the Robot Grill

What Japan’s automats portend for American restaurant chains

Outside a shokkenki restaurant, Tokyo © Aaron Gilbreath

Postcard — August 19, 2014, 11:17 am

Iraq in Therapy

The talking cure comes to Kurdistan

Visiting His Own Grave © Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Postcard — August 6, 2014, 8:00 am

Virtualsity

Inventing the instruments of the future

Roger Linn with the Linnstrument © Roger Linn Design

Postcard — July 30, 2014, 6:38 pm

My Un-Private Idaho

Bowe Bergdahl, the political-entertainment complex, and the personal costs of scandal

Fox & Friends, Friday, June 6, 2014

Postcard — July 16, 2014, 11:59 am

The Many Faces of Boko

Against a current of extremist violenceNorthern Nigeria struggles to modernise Koranic schools

Sai’d Abdulrakman © Caelainn Hogan

Postcard — July 8, 2014, 1:40 pm

World Cup Boom and Bust

Will a four-game stint as a World Cup host city improve life in Manaus?

Rua 3, barrio Alvorada, Manaus © Chris Feliciano Arnold

Postcard — June 24, 2014, 4:44 pm

Below the Beautiful Horizon

Futebol and family in Belo Horizonte during the opening week of the World Cup

Photograph by Chris Feliciano Arnold

Postcard — May 8, 2014, 8:00 am

Grand Plan

Why has Google added the Grand Canyon to Street View?

Screen capture from Google’s Street View Grand Canyon

Postcard — April 16, 2014, 4:32 pm

The School of Permanent Revolución

The university at the heart of Venezuelan protest

Colectivo poster outside the Central University of Venezuela hospital in Caracas. © Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez

Postcard — April 7, 2014, 5:37 pm

The Ghost Polls of Afghanistan

Election Day in Afghanistan’s hinterlands

A polling station at a school in Dasht-e Towp. © Matthieu Aikins

Postcard — April 7, 2014, 5:37 pm

A Day of Blue Fingers

Election Day in Afghanistan’s capital

Afghan men line up outside a polling station to cast their ballots in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 5, 2014. © AP Photo/Rahmatullah Nikzad

Postcard — April 1, 2014, 12:43 pm

Push Poll

Registering to vote in Kabul

Lining up for voter-registration cards outside a school in northern Kabul. © Mujib Mushal

Postcard — April 1, 2014, 11:45 am

The Deepwater Horizon Spill, Four Years On

Preparing for an expedition to sites affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Dr. Samantha Joye in front of the Alvin aboard the Atlantis in Gulfport, Mississippi, March 29, 2014 © Antonia Juhasz

Postcard — March 30, 2014, 7:25 pm

Hands Over Istanbul

About town with the aspiring lords of Byzantium

AKP supporters look on as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an speaks in Istanbul. © Piotr Zalewski

Postcard — March 7, 2014, 5:59 pm

A Just Decision in Kansas

The state Supreme Court tells Kansas legislators to restore funding for education. Will they comply?

Postcard — March 6, 2014, 12:14 pm

The Philosopher and the Thief

Trespassing in the library of a dead genius

William Hocking's former library in Chocorua, New Hampshire © John Kaag

Postcard — March 4, 2014, 12:55 pm

Carnival in Jacmel

Despite lingering effects from a 2010 earthquake, Haiti still throws a good party

Reveler at carnival in Jacmel

Postcard — February 14, 2014, 12:23 pm

The City of No

Fremont, Nebraska, votes to keep its anti-immigration ordinance — at a possible cost of millions

Anti-ordinance billboard near the overpass into Fremont, Nebraska © Mary Anne Andrei

Postcard — February 13, 2014, 10:42 am

Cutting School in Kansas

The state Supreme Court prepares to decide the fate of Kansas public-school funding

Kansas Day in Wyandotte County © Sarah Smarsh

Postcard — February 10, 2014, 2:50 pm

Nothing Is Strange

A trip to Murakami’s jazz club

Murakami at Book House You. © Tatsuya Mine

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