Rachel B. Doyle is the deputy editor of Atlas Obscura. She reports from Europe, the US, and Africa on culture, travel, urbanism, and history. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The mercurial French poet Arthur Rimbaud found a refuge from his earlier life in his ‘beloved Harar,’ where he became a merchant and arms dealer.
The rigorous design school in Weimar, Germany put on marvelous costume parties back in the 1920s.
The emerging restaurant scene is making the Biblical city more than just a quick stop on religious tours.
Several venues featuring different jazz styles have sprung up in Addis in recent years, more than two decades after an evening curfew was lifted.
Starting in 1902, Julian Abele designed hundreds of elegant public buildings, Gilded Age mansions, and huge swathes of a prestigious then-whites-only university's campus.
A flourishing arts scene in Kigali is bringing healing and reconciliation 20 years after the genocide.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, is host to a vibrant, wide-ranging music scene.
In Antigua, Guatemala, visitors can browse markets, zip line over a working coffee farm, eat regional food and hike up volcanoes.
A vibrant arts scene is juxtaposed with ancient sites and traditions in Yerevan, the Armenian capital.
Drinking, dancing, and tank-driving where little is verboten.
Underground galleries, modern-day milk bars, and what it means when a teen says he’s “Chung.”
For the last five years, Macedonia has been involved in one of the more improbable public works projects around, filling its capital with gaudy, faux-antique statues and buildings.
Two hours from London, medieval Norwich is a reader’s town, with a university that hosts literary festivals and plentiful bookstores and cafes where author readings draw crowds.
Midcentury architect Paul Rudolph specialized in the airy Bauhaus-on-the-beach homes that became a hallmark of the style known as Sarasota Modern.
The Mormon splinter faction led by Warren Jeffs had 10,000 followers and had amassed some $115M worth of property in Utah and Arizona, with holdings in five other states and Canada.