Stories By Pearl Gabel

The Voice from the Mosque

Over six years, I was drawn to a beautiful song in the streets of Brooklyn. What I finally found changed something deep inside me.

The Co-op City Country Club

Brian Scott has been stabbed eleven times, shot once, sold crack, robbed people and lived on the street. These days he just wants to fish.

The Contender

A boxing prodigy from Burkina Faso climbs his way to the top while dishwashing and couch surfing in the Bronx.

Me, Myself, Sarai

The morning after a woman's body was found stuffed inside a cavity along an ancient wall in Istanbul, my photo editor told me to get on the next flight to Turkey.

Heretic Hasidim

Torn between devotion to their faith and families and a desire to explore the outside world, rebellious young ultra-Orthodox Jewish men are resigned to live secret double lives.

At Home with the Italian Stallion