The year in fiction: Our favorite 2018 novels
The year in fiction. Peruse our favorite 76 novels from the past year at the 2019 Tournament of Books long list.
A rare look inside the Svalbard Global Seed Vault—“the world’s most important freezer”—which is closed for about 350 days a year.
A stunning time-lapse video captures hundreds of ships sailing into Amsterdam.
Three years of photographs from Europe’s mountainous backcountry, where off-the-grid communities struggle for autonomy.
Nobody stands between one cyclist and her cheese on a vegetable-fueled bike tour through Eastern Europe.
Small towns around Europe host goose-pulling days—contests to snap the necks of birds at high speed. In the name of sport and pride, a tradition from the Middle Ages prospers, criticism notwithstanding.
Travel is mostly boredom—and if you’re not bored, you’re pretty sure that everyone else is having more fun. Selected for The Best American Travel Writing 2014, the woes of professional travel writers.
Inspired by folk tales, mythical beasts, and Portuguese azulejos, an artist paints her own version of natural history.
A group of gray-haired representatives from across Europe gather in a central London gentlemen’s club to discuss the United States’ aggressive spying techniques.
Fine-art photography from one of the snowboarding world’s best practitioners, “Creager,” who recently retired from traveling the world in search of snow.
Portraits of leisure time and permanent parties in “the strange emptiness” of a Czech reservoir, close to the Austrian border.
Everyday scenes of Greece in paintings that evoke the quiet fatigue from living with economic uncertainty.
Portraits of jets at play in the Italian Alps, children posed like adults, and adults bobbing in the sea.