Inside Australia’s Underground Town
Coober Pedy is a strange name, until you realize that it comes from an aboriginal term meaning “the white man’s hole.” And that says it all. This small Australian mining town houses citizens, workers, and tourists literally underground–which also seems strange, until you realize that summer temperatures routinely top 100 degrees and that rain is a rare occurrence. So it is that Coober Pedy is home to a bookstore, a church, a hotel, and a grassless golf course with glow in the dark balls. Explore more with this gallery.
The Faces Of New York’s Roughest Neighborhood
For decades, the South Bronx has been among New York City’s poorest and most crime-ridden neighborhoods. Of course, it should go without saying that the neighborhood has simultaneously been a bustling haven for hard-working immigrants and blue collar natives. And now all of it may soon be over. A rezoning study is underway, with gentrification likely to follow. Auto shops will give way to high-rise housing and one of the last vestiges of what we could–probably misguidedly–call “Old New York” will be gone. For now, meet the residents of the South Bronx at The New York Times.