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Empires of the Silk Road

When I arrived in Kyrgyzstan, I wanted to see what remained of the Silk Road that snaked through that spiky Central Asian country for centuries, bridging the vastness of Asia and the West with caravans bearing silk, gems, and spices. Here’s what I found.

Seattle: The Center of the Universe

With a title like this, IT panicked. A story about Starbucks? Luckily, writer Ali Busacca takes us about as far from the mainstream as possible, to a place that’s just downright odd. Yes, IT’s in bliss. She writes: On a small traffic island along Fremont Avenue, a signpost displays the words, “Center of the Universe,”…