The Nomadic People Caught in the Crosshairs of China’s Economic Boom

By | April 19, 2017

The Mongolian people have nourished a distinct way of life for millennia, both in the independent country of Mongolia, and in neighboring Southern Mongolia, a region claimed by China. Without true autonomy, Southern Mongolia has recently been exploited for its rich mineral and coal deposits. As huge Chinese-populated cities spring to life here, can the voiceless herders endure the transformation of their land from vast and beautiful grassland to modern, industrialized territory? “Last Days on the Grassland” looks at a few families fighting to preserve their culture, language and way of life.

Penny’s Ex-Husband Realized She’s a Woman. But They’re Still Best Friends.

When Dee came out as a transgender, it meant the end of her marriage to Penny. And that’s when the empowering journey for both women truly began.

Meet The Banksy of Cardboard Curiosities

This LA artist is creating ephemeral works designed to dazzle – then disintegrate.

Activists Took Over This Abandoned Athens Hotel…and Gave it to Refugees

After months of subsisting in overcrowded camps, migrants turned an empty building in the Greek capital into a remarkable experiment in self-managed living.

What Do You Give a Country for Its 100th Birthday? How About an Entire Mountain?

Neighborly Norwegians hatched a plan for Finland’s 2017 centennial: gift them their country’s new highest peak. But is their quirky plan an insurmountable climb?

The Flexible, Magical Lighting Strip That Solves All Your Problems

The folks at Power Practical grew tired of MacGuyvering their way to ample illumination. So they built the Luminoodle.

This Tiny Box Can Keep 1 in 4 American Adults Out of Work

After their release from prison, these men and women were eager to find employment and get their lives back on track. But on job application after job application, one simple yet sweeping question stood in their way.

This Obsessive Utah Artist Spent a Half-Century Building a Personal Shrine

Ralphael Plescia turned an unused building into a quirky, cultural goldmine. But what will become of it all when he’s gone?

Welcome to the ‘American Idol’ of Hair Styling

In this choose-your-own-adventure documentary film series, help hair stylist Sina Washington transform her North Philly salon into a runway as she and her friends prepare for their dream competition, Hair Idol.