Compass Cultura

An ad-free publication rethinking travel journalism with thought-provoking, long-form stories

Miles away from Lonely Planet, NatGeo and Fodor’s, you’ll find Compass Cultura, a new digital approach to travel journalism. The ad-free, subscription-based project aims to elevate the genre by celebrating creative, thought-provoking writing above all else. “The industry is watered-down and noisy. It’s too hard to find great story reporting,” explains co-founder and Creative Director Jeff Campagna on the inspiration behind the project. “We hold …

Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Curse of Lono” Reissued

Thompson's most eccentric book is back in print with pages of characteristic Ralph Steadman illustrations

After nearly a decade out of print, Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman’s “The Curse of Lono” is again back on the shelves. Originally published in 1983 and heralded as the devilish duo’s most eccentric piece of work, the book follows the two—alongside a cast of equally unsightly characters—through Hawaii for the 1980 Honolulu Marathon. What was meant to be “a good chance for a …

Interactive Education with 1000 Days of Syria

A text-based web game, set during the first months of the Syrian uprising

When journalist Mitch Swenson ventured into the north of Syria in September 2013, he witnessed the tragic depths of the war first-hand. Most of the conflict coverage centered around the cities, but Swenson soon found that no person was left untouched by violence, regardless of where they existed within the nation’s borders. With the objective to inform the world of what was going on, Swenson …