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Seeking The Next Step

Seeking The Next Step

An Afghan family who left their home country years ago and resettled in Virginia attempt to help family members still stuck in Kabul, and grapple with the unavoidable question: With the US military gone, what happens to those attempting to leave Afghanistan now? Bahar...




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Art & Country: A Sunday Essay

Back in April, I had the great privilege of visiting the Louvre for the first time. The many works in that historic museum exceeded all my expectations and kept me enthralled for the all too short three hours I spent inside. As closing time approached, museum staff...

We want to raise awareness of the situation in Iran with a mural

ed. note: In light of fact checking this morning we have to retract the information presented on our platforms yesterday and clarify that Iran has NOT sentenced 15,000 protestors to the death penalty but the possibly remains they could in the future. We apologize for...

You Beto Work 2: A Bumble Love Letter to Beto O’Rourke

Fall calls for late nights and warm blankets, lost in the small glare of the light from my phone. Tired of endlessly swiping right on the same balding white guy named Jeff holding a spotted bass he is entirely too proud of. Tinder? Never. I’m far higher brow than...

Dissociative Gaze Into The Abyss: A Sunday Essay

Is the revival of the 2014 Tumblr girl how the internet copes with the end of the world?  The dissociative pout, also referred to as the dissociative gaze, was first coined by i-D Magazine in the 2022 article “The cult of the dissociative pout” by Rayne Fisher-Quann,...

RVA Global: Going Beyond The Legend In Amsterdam

The Dutch city of canals and coffee shops offers plenty of cheese, fries, and other assorted edibles (yeah, you know what we mean). RVA Global correspondent Chloe Fortin brings us an in-depth report. Typically, when you tell people that you’re going to Amsterdam, they smile and give you a wink. Because let’s be honest -- the first two things...

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RVA Global: Seven Wonders of the Modern World

*This article originally appeared in RVA Mag #36, on the streets now at all your favorite spots. The most difficult part about traveling is the people you must leave behind. Other things can also go wrong: missing planes, losing luggage, items stolen, food sickness, uncomfortable weather, fear of strangers, looking like an outsider,...

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RVA Global: Harassed And Stranded By Kenyan Police

Stranded on the side of a highway somewhere in Nairobi, we considered ourselves lucky. My boyfriend and I had just jumped out of our Uber in a panic after being threatened by a police officer. “I will take you both to jail too. I have that power,” still rang in my ears as my breathing gradually came back to normal. Before we had a chance to...

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RVA Global: With The Bombs Came Bebop

*This article originally appeared in RVA Mag #35, on the streets now at all your favorite spots. On the edge of Hanoi's old quarter sits the Hanoi Opera House. A relic of French colonialism and an architectural beauty, it presents and accomplishes a perfect draw for tourists -- but locals know better. They know what's behind it. Quyen Van...

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