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Nothing Changes in Tbilisi. In Tbilisi, Everything Changes.

Tara Isabella Burton on her search for a sense for belonging and an elegy for a rapidly disappearing city: "One of Saakashvili's new visa schemes attracts Iranian tourists, enticing them with the promise of gambling, of women, of wine. My chaikhana, in close proximity to many of the city's brothels, is soon full of men who puff on water pipes and drink well into the night. I stop going to the bathhouses after being taken, one heart-pounding night, for a prostitute." Read more →