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Samarkand

Soldiers, Superstars, Coachella and PTSD: For Photographer Greg Williams, They All Intersect

Anneli Rufus | Posted 06.28.2015 | Arts
Anneli Rufus

He's photographed Daniel Craig, supermodels and AK-47-wielding, crack-crazed Sierra Leonean rebels. He's created poster campaigns for King Kong, Casino Royale and over 150 other major films.

Charlie's Journey

Paul Rockower | Posted 02.03.2015 | Travel
Paul Rockower

This man had biked his way across Europe, across Central Asia all the way to China, and was now heading back by the southerly route. He had been on his bike for about two years at that point, and figured he had another two years to go.

The Golden Journey To Samarkand

Jared S. Baumeister | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Jared S. Baumeister

The poem "The Golden Journey to Samarkand," by James Elroy Flecker, has no doubt launched countless journeys to the ancient Silk Road city in southern Uzbekistan.

Grandfather, Grandson, Grandmasters (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 01.02.2012 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

The name of Jivan Gasparyan (Sr.) has been synonymous with Armenian duduk for over 60 years. Now in his eighties, he had the pleasure of being in the audience during his grandson's award-winning performance.

A Precursor to the Violin: the Polish Suka

Michal Shapiro | Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

I heard Maria Pomianowska jamming out on the terrace of the Afrasiyob hotel, and immediately knew that I wanted to get her and that unusual instrument of hers alone for a solo videotaping.

Art and Architecture of the Silk Road

Scott S. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Scott S. Smith

Uzbekistan was the center of the 7000-mile-long Silk Road -- where goods were exchanged between the east and west -- causing the area to flourish for centuries.