United States holidays

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Desert X review – a severed torso and a sinister detention pen shatter America’s sun-kissed fantasyland
California’s monumental desert sculpture jamboree, which features billboards of photos taken by Tyre Nichols, is questioning water use and the climate crisis. What a shame it requires so much driving

Oliver Wainwright

09, Mar, 2023 @2:21 PM

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A bonkers US rule brands me a terrorist because of a Cuba passport stamp
I just want to take part in a yacht race but have to pay in advance for a non-immigrant visa I can’t even get

Anna Tims

23, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The amazing rudeness of New York City, 1991
Considering all the violence and squalor, how could anyone still love the Big Apple? By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

08, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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How wild was the wild west in 1965?
In Dodge City, there hadn’t been a fatal shootout in 10 years. By Chris Hall

Chris Hall

06, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I’m not Australian, but Judith Durham’s unofficial anthem brings a tear to my eye | Brief letters
Brief letters: Judith Durham obituary | Nancy Banks-Smith | Patriarchal naming | Soft-boiled eggs | An extra hour to save energy

Brief letters

10, Aug, 2022 @4:58 PM

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‘Sun-powered orgasms are fantastic’: why I went to live in a desert cave
Armed with only a solar charger, a vibrator and some marijuana gummy bears, I rode out the pandemic – and my fear of spiders – in a California commune

Stephanie Theobald

02, Oct, 2021 @8:45 AM

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My summer of love: ‘I went to Florida for Mickey Mouse – and ended up with the Makeout Man’
While my teenage friends were going wild in Faliraki, I was in a serious relationship. But at 21, I broke up with my boyfriend and flew to Disney World for romantic adventures

Daisy Buchanan

07, Jul, 2021 @1:30 PM

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Airlines pray ‘green listing’ of US will see Big Apple breaks take off
Speculation over where Britons could fly after 17 May is rife, but hopes are on lucrative transatlantic routes to fill empty coffers

Gwyn Topham

01, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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A YouTuber goes wild fishing and camping in the Cascade mountains
A lone fisherman goes into the wilds of Washington state in search of giant alpine trout in pristine turquoise lakes. The results are spectacular

Leif Steffny

10, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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David Reynolds’ playlist: 10 songs from my travels
The writer’s journeys, including a slow drive across the US, were accompanied by a selection of jazz, rock and folk greats

David Reynolds

25, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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It's an RV life for Yurok kids on the California coast
Our series on evocative travel images continues with Joel Redman’s shot of Native American children after a fishing adventure

Joel Redman

10, Mar, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Peak cabin: a fire-spotter's lonely vantage point in Washington state
Continuing our series about memorable encounters, we hear the story of the fire watchman of Desolation Peak in Washington State

Dan Richards

16, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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