A Mysterious Disappearance at Cedros Island

About the Author Living and traveling on a sailboat is often about suffering gracefully and making good decisions in bad situations. I think that’s part of the reason I choose to sail the coasts of Latin America and the Caribbean. My partner Josh and I get to share the challenges of a seabound experience with others who work in salt waters every day.

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Hull Scrub

Josh and I take the boat to Bahía Falsa just outside of La Paz to scrape the underwater jungle off of the hull. Most likely the hull will never get this overgrown again during our trip. La Paz has a reputation for growing forests on boat hulls, plus sailing keeps it cleaner. Perhaps El Niño is responsible for some of the growth with its extra warm

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The Reckless Plot to Overthrow Africa’s Most Absurd Dictator

The Guardian – Andrew Rice is the author of a fascinating new long-form piece on an attempted coup in the Gambia. Rice shares the story of a handful of Gambian immigrants to the United States who plotted to overthrow President Yahya Jammeh. The piece gets at the vital question: what motivated them to return to the Gambia to take on a powerful

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ICWA Experts: Neri Zilber

Watch ICWA Fellow and Trustee Neri Zilber in conversation with Executive Director Edward P. Joseph on relations between Israel, Palestine, and the U.S. This is the first video in a series of conversations with ICWA Experts.

Cairo Art Crime: George Bahgory and the Missing Pieces

July 11, 2015 A source in Beirut tipped me off. Somebody had stolen paintings—two hundred paintings—from Egyptian artist George Bahgory. Five months earlier, I attended the opening of Bahgory’s retrospective. Scores of elegant Cairenes crunched toast with black caviar. They roamed through six rooms of paintings, gazing at six decades of work.

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How Long is Now? Lagos’ fast-evolving architectural landscape

LAGOS, Nigeria – May 1st, International Labor Day, was a public holiday in Nigeria. In Lagos Island, partying police officers were sprawled in plastic chairs beneath an overpass next to the stadium. Vendors hawking cigarettes and beer lined the curb and called to passengers in the bright orange buses inching past the revelers. Past the traffic, and

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Rays in Flight

Enjoy this video shot by Fellow Jessica Reilly featuring a group of rays “flying” out of the ocean.  Through video Jessica shares with us a glimpse of some of the spectacular sights that can be found at sea.