The people of Juchitán have long shown love for their gender-bending “muxes.” But beyond the glitz and glamor, some say pageantry is no substitute for equal rights.
Suburban housewives loved the wig-and-heels shtick. But when the Queen of Tupperware declared it was much more than an act, her loyal legions started to defect.
The Millennials of Afghanistan Have Never Known a World Without War. So Why Are These Kids So Hopeful?
Death and destruction is always just around the corner here, yet many young Afghans are focused on the future, diving headfirst into everything from education and activism to rapping and rock.
As cookie-cutter condos rise around us, we need DIY community spaces now more than ever.
Ralphael Plescia turned an unused building into a quirky, cultural goldmine. But what will become of it all when he’s gone?
Inside the risqué rise and fall of the world’s first interactive computer sex game.
Joe Wiegand once dreamed of being president. Now this disillusioned politico makes a living impersonating his favorite former head of state.
Before white settlers came, tribes revered those who embodied both genders. This year’s Miss International Two Spirit is bringing that reverence back.
A closer look at everyday life, far from the politics and propaganda.
Tony Vaccaro made a name for himself with the intimate photos he took as a soldier in WWII, and went on to photograph the likes of O'Keefe, Picasso and Kennedy. Now, he's organizing and preserving his life’s work.
After traveling seven thousand miles to sell their wares, the indigenous Otavalo people have gotten used to turf wars, tussles with Turkish police, and even the occasional military coup.
A nudist named Shungaboy and a diverse group of New Yorkers celebrate the male form in all its shapes and sizes.
In an age of 100-mph roller coasters and high-tech amusement parks, one master craftsman carries the torch – ’round and ’round – for a dying breed of carousel carvers.