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Photographs by Lili Loofbourow

The Last Days of High Bridge Arms

1. The week before it closes for good, High Bridge Arms feels both cluttered and bare. The rifles and shotguns that once lined a wall like ribs are gone, sold. So are the T-shirts (“SAN FRANCISCO’S LAST GUN SHOP”), which sold out within days [...]

Photographs by Rachel Cohen

Details From the Fogg Museum

1. For the last twenty years or so, in whatever city I’ve been living in, I’ve gone to a museum every week. This has been less regular since I moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, and had children. Now I find that, even without them, I go hurrie [...]

Photographs by Laura Kasinof

Hope for Sale

January 4, 2016

1. Maseits’iro Seits’iro sits down at a table in her small office and lights four tall candles so she can receive prophecies from the ancestors. A seashell beside the candles helps her see evil spirits, the “heathens.” As a child, she foug [...]

Photographs by Jamie Alliotts

Sidewalks

December 28, 2015

The fourth installment of #VQRTrueStory—our new social-media experiment in which stories and images cross platforms, from Instagram to the website to the magazine—features Jamie Alliotts's encounters on the sidewalks of Manhattan.

Photos by Julia Cooke

Vestiges of the Socialist Time

December 21, 2015

The third installment of #VQRTrueStory—our new social-media experiment in which stories and images cross platforms, from Instagram to the website to the magazine—features Julia Cooke in Mawlamyine, Burma.

Photos by Lauren Markham

Northbound

December 14, 2015

The second installment of #VQRTrueStory—our new social-media experiment in which stories and images cross platforms, from Instagram to the website to the magazine—features Lauren Markham reporting on migrants in Central America.

Posts from Meera Subramanian's Instagram series, "Elemental India."

#VQRTrueStory

December 7, 2015

#VQRtruestory is our new social-media experiment in nonfiction, bringing readers compelling stories and images from around the world, all through our Instagram feed.

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