Word of Mouth: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

From cocktails to coffee, records, live music and more, this city is seeing a resurgence that’s uniquely respectful to Mongolian culture

When many people think of Mongolia, they think of Genghis Khaan, the endless steppe and nomadic herders living in yurts (or gers, in Mongolian). But there’s also an incredibly creative, vibrant and dynamic new generation of Mongolians shaping this often misunderstood country. The capital city Ulaanbaatar is brimming with venues where world-class musicians perform, bars serving incredible cocktails and stores full of inspiring designs. The …

Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall

From architecture and design critic Alexandra Lange, Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall regales readers with the surprising history of these nostalgic shopping institutions. Laying out the roles of consumerism and community, the author paints an eye-opening picture of the rise and decline of these contradictory marketplaces.

Word of Mouth: Oaxaca de Juárez

Artisanal crafts, vegetable-forward dining, mezcal cocktails and more in the largest city within its eponymous Mexican state

One of the most important cultural hubs in Mexico, the state of Oaxaca is absolutely brimming with beautiful art and delicious food, and its eponymous capital city sits pretty as its vibrant centerpiece. The problem with visiting Oaxaca de Juárez (just over an hour flight from CDMX) for a relatively short amount of time is not finding things to do, but rather narrowing down the …