Rachel B. Doyle

Rachel B. Doyle

Senior Editor and Culture Writer

Rachel B. Doyle reports from Europe, the U.S., and Africa on culture, travel, science, and history. Formerly: Deputy editor at Atlas Obscura, and News Editor at Curbed. Email: rachel.b.doyle@gmail.com

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The New York Times

Where Rimbaud Found Peace in Ethiopia

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.

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The New York Times

Where Tanzanians Tap Their Feet

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, is host to a vibrant, wide-ranging music scene.

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The New York Times

In Sleepy Nazareth, a Culinary Awakening

The emerging restaurant scene is making the Biblical city more than just a quick stop on religious tours.

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The New York Times

In Ethiopia's Capital, a Resurgent Jazz Scene

Several venues featuring different jazz styles have sprung up in Addis in recent years, more than two decades after an evening curfew was lifted.

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The New York Times

In Rwanda, Looking to Art to Soothe

A flourishing arts scene in Kigali is bringing healing and reconciliation 20 years after the genocide.

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36 Hours in Antigua, Guatemala

In Antigua, Guatemala, visitors can browse markets, zip line over a working coffee farm, eat regional food and hike up volcanoes.

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The New York Times

In Armenia, Art in the Shadow of Ararat

A vibrant arts scene is juxtaposed with ancient sites and traditions in Yerevan, the Armenian capital.

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The New York Times

Norwich, England - A Book-Lover's Town

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.

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The New York Times

Belgrade Opens Up With Amps On

Belgrade has emerged in the post-Milosevic era with a musical scene that mixes the pop and the political.

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The New York Times

Christopher Isherwood's Seductive Berlin

In the city that inspired some of Christopher Isherwood’s notable fiction, searching for traces of the writer’s life there.

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The New York Times

36 Hours in Johannesburg

Tourists who bypass Johannesburg and head straight to Cape Town or out on safari are missing one of Africa's most thrilling metropolises.

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The New York Times

Rambling with W.G. Sebald in East Anglia

The author’s walks through the once-important coastal towns and villages around Suffolk County found their way into his hybrid novel, travelogue and memoir “The Rings of Saturn.”

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The New York Times

Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Flavored With a Dash of Poland

The recession halted development in this waterfront community, but new projects are now springing up.

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The New York Times

36 Hours in Zanzibar

Venture off the eastern coast of Tanzania to stroll through historic Stone Town, listen to local music and sample one of Zanzibar’s spectacular beaches.

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Restaurant Report - Mizlala in Tel Aviv

Mizlala by Meir Adoni, which opened last June near Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market, can sometimes seem more like a well-designed club than a restaurant.