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The Spectacular Culinary World of Muslim Chinese Immigrants

The test of any great Uyghur cook is to make a perfect, uninterrupted loop of noodle using only a ball of flour, water and their…

FYI, ‘Himalayan Viagra’ Is Going Extinct

Imagine if, after all the bloodshed and loss of life, Helen of Troy turned out to be pretty average looking. That’s basically the premise at…

The Angler Gangsters Getting Rich Off Fish Bladders — The Cocaine of the Sea

Oscar Parra Aispuro, aka “El Parra,” is an alleged hitman for the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico. The cartel, however, has fallen onto hard times recently…

The Men Around the World Who Live in the Shadow of Government Oppression

The village of Min Gyi erupted with the staccato blast of rifle fire early on the morning of August 30, 2017, startling everyone awake. The…