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These Mysterious Desert Monoliths are Actually Richard Serra Sculptures

N25o 31.019'E050o51.948': You need a set of GPS coordinates to visit Richard Serra's newest work, which stretches more than a half-mile through the Qatari desert. Read More >>

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How the Persian Gulf is Quietly Building a Railroad Empire

Over in the US, the arrival of a new tunnel boring machine is huge news, warranting naming ceremonies and Twitter accounts. Meanwhile, in Doha, officials have quietly signed a contract to buy fifteen boring machines to build a sprawling new underground rail system. And that's nothing compared to the massive transit network being built to connect the rest of the Gulf states. Read More >>

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The Grim Secret Behind Qatar’s Lavish New Stadiums

Don't hate Zaha Hadid's new World Cup stadium because it looks like a vagina. Hate it because it's being built with "modern-day slavery," according to a new Amnesty International report. Read More >>