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The Medicis in the desert

Ahmed Mater and Ashraf Fayadh were best friends. One is now Saudi Arabia’s most illustrious artist and cultural commissar. The other languishes in a dark prison. Nicolas Pelham charts their rise and fall

Turning the tide

After a period of decline, the fisheries of South Korea are reeling in new trainees. Stephanie Studer meets the free-diving women of Jeju hunting for marine delicacies

Illustration of a group of nomadic workers for the Roaming Empire By Adam Simpson

The roaming empire

As buying a house becomes harder and remote working simpler, should we remain wedded to the idea of settling down? Jonathan Beckman meets the people who hope to find a home wherever they wander

A wife less ordinary

Women in urban China are better educated and wealthier than a generation ago. But, as Roseann Lake discovers, their success often counts against them in the marriage market