One of Iceland’s delicacies is — to put it shortly — rotten fermented shark. Seriously. It’s caught in the North Atlantic, ferments for six months, and enjoyed twice a year with cold brandy.
Legend has it that, around 1400 A.D., a woman named Karni Mata tried and failed to bring a dead boy back to life. So she cut a deal with the god of death.
She has a potential way out, though it comes with an agonizing, impossible choice: She must decide whether to stay in a war zone, take care of her father and pray that they can survive. Or, she can use a relative’s help to get herself a visa to America, and leave her father to die alone.
Born profoundly deaf, Austin Chapman heard music for the first time when he was 23 years old. He reached out to friends, family and Redditors for recommendations and received thousands.
Merium and Ahmed grew up in the same village, but never took notice of each other until their families ended up in the same refugee camp in Turkey.
Sarah Golden examines life along London’s canals, through the eyes of two mischievous ragdolls.