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PHOTOS: 5 Classic Journeys To Take Yourself

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Here at Black Tomato we've coined the phrase 'slowtopia travel' for the trips that remove you far from the immediacy of the modern world. We like to t...

PHOTOS: 10 Best Travel Quotes Of All Time

Black Tomato | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

As the excitement for the upcoming release of the film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "The Rum Diary" builds, here at Black Tomato we have been in...

Development Work Includes Literary Translation? You Sure?

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ming Holden

In order to explain the importance of literary work to the broader project of social justice, international exchange, and democracy, I might need to s...

The World's Most Fashionable Destinations (PHOTOS)

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Why does fashion fuel us to pack our bags and hop on a plane? Well, for starters you get to see a lot more than just what the fashion-forward twenty-...

9 'Tips' for Avoiding the Thanksgiving Traffic [PHOTOS]

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

We're approaching one of the busiest travel weekends of the year across the world. Which is why here at Black Tomato, we've been scouring the world fo...

Winter Honeymoon Destinations to Embrace the Cold...or not [PHOTOS]

Black Tomato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Winter is well and truly upon us and the cold, dark mornings are here to stay for now. Other than deciding how many layers of clothing to climb into, ...

China Traffic Jam Backs Up Thousands Of Trucks

AP | CHI-CHI ZHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Thousands of coal trucks and other vehicles were backed up for miles on a highway in northern China on Friday, the latest in a series ...

China's Epic Traffic Jam Could Last For Weeks (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) BEIJING -- A massive traffic jam in north China that stretches for dozens of miles and hit its 10-day mark on Tuesday stems from road constructio...

Mongolian Neo-Nazis On The Rise

The Guardian | Tania Branigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Their right hands rise to black-clad chests and flash out in salute to their nation: "Sieg heil!" They praise Hitler's devotion to ethnic purity. But ...

Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine & Rites of Passage: Songs of Scythian Stones

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Virlana Tkacz's work with the Yara Arts Group reflects her desire to re-integrate the ancient "ways of knowing" as she puts it, into modern life.

Genghis Khan Returns To Unite Mongolia (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Genghis Khan, the ferocious warlord who conquered most of the known world, helped unify Mongolia back in the 13th century. Now Khan is 'back' in Mong...

Freedom To Write: An Exiled Chinese Dissident, a Conference in Istanbul, and Some Milky Tea

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ming Holden

The man I met in front of the State Department Store didn't look like a refugee, which goes to show how many assumptions I had. Tumenulzii had an open and youthful face.

Seattle Dispatch: A Tea House, a Gallery, and a Wizard

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ming Holden

On the lunar New Year, we all ate sugared plums, drank, as always, green and jasmine and pu-er tea, and filed outside to the back yard where a young girl floated a lit red lantern a measure above the firs.

Vittana: Forget $40K, Send Someone to College for $10

Kushal Chakrabarti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kushal Chakrabarti

What if you knew in the 5th grade you'd never be able to afford college or do anything beyond high school? In most developing countries, student loans simply don't exist.

Babies Has a High Level of Cuteness

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Watching Babies is like watching home movies of babies who belong to people you don't even know, and who wants to do that?

The Horse Boy: Looking for Answers to Autism With Horses in Mongolia

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chantal Sicile-Kira

With all the ups and downs we parents of children with autism have to face, it's nice to see inspirational movies such as The Horse Boy from time to time.

Cat Tales, Issue 4: Life Around Us

Panthera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Panthera

Last October, Panthera gathered stories from our scientists, researchers, and partners to document their favorite encounters with big cats in the wild...

Counter-Factual History: McCain Is President and Bono Wins the Nobel Prize

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

"I have to admit that I'm beginning to miss George W. Bush," is the way former Republican Senator "Chuck" Hagel responded when being asked by CNN's Wolf Blitzer to assess the foreign policy record of the administration of Republican President John McCain.

Mongolia: a Democratic Breakthrough?

Radio Free Asia | Radio Free Asia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Mongolia, Home News

In one of the least reported stories of the year, Mongolia is forging ahead with battles for democracy and against corruption....

Dissident Detained in Mongolia

Radio Free Asia | Radio Free Asia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Chinese authorities make an unusual arrest in the Mongolian capital....

Top 10 Places I Want to Travel to Before I Die

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I am going to share my list of the top 10 places I want to go to before I die (in no particular order, although I hope dying comes last).

Mongolia: Sex Trafficking Takes Its Toll On Young Women

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia -- Nomin wanted to go to college. Three years ago, unable to afford tuition in the Mongolian capital, the native of remote Zavkh...

Italian Textile Royalty: Milano Unica

Nancy Tilghman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nancy Tilghman

Milano Unica will not only be a textile fair. It will also present, for the first time ON STAGE-- an unveiling of ten emerging fashion talents from around the world.

Mongolia: A Young and Hopeful Democracy

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ming Holden

Mongolia may be a post-communist country landlocked between Russia and China, but it is also a country of Buddhists with a unique attitude that lends itself to the Democratic philosophy.

Witnessing Mongolia's Election

Ming Holden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ming Holden

As an observer, I wasn't sure how uneasy to feel about injecting myself into the thick of things, since last year's June 1st Parliamentary elections resulted in riots on Sukhbaatar Square, the deaths of five people, and the torching of a building or two.