culture / society

France

Notre Dame, Macron And The Imperative For National Unity

Bogged down by months of protests, the embattled French president now faces a new kind of challen...

South Korea

When A Korean-American Health And Fitness Nut Lands In France

PARIS — Paleo, keto, vegan, pescatarian. There are so many ways we can choose what, and what not, to eat. Give or take, I choose to eat roughly 160 grams of carbohydrates, 110 grams of ...

Kenya

Another Consequence Of Kenya's Drought: Obesity

With drought comes malnutrition and a run to the slums, where fatty foods, sugar, and obesity await.

France

Notre Dame Fire: French Lessons In Risk Management

In all likelihood, the cause of the Notre Dame fire is linked to mundane management issues. It's ...

France

Notre Dame: An Evolving Symbol Of France Is Bound To Live On

The events that have marked the 800-year history of the Notre Dame cathedral bear witness to the ...

Colombia

On The False Happiness Parents Demand From Schools

-OpEd- MEDELLÍN — A recurring theme one hears from families coming to school is that, above all, they just want their children to be happy. And when you ask parents what happiness means, ...

France

Baking With The French Pastry King Is No Piece Of Cake

A Le Monde journalist attempts to keep up with French baking superstar Pierre Hermé, one o...

Jordan

In Jordan, A Safe Space For Refugee Fathers

A group in East Amman gives men from Syria and other conflict zones an opportunity to open up and...

India

Hate Speech In India, And Why Reporting It Is Risky

A growing number of Indians — including some lawmakers — have taken to social media to in...

United States

LGBT Native Americans, Discovering Hidden Past In Plain View

PHOENIX — The sound of drums, singing and prayers marked the opening of a powwow in Phoenix on a Saturday afternoon this month. Marchers carried the flags of the United States and some of ...

Kenya

Soft Power: A Mentor Program To Fight Terrorism In Kenya

In the Majengo district of the southern port city, a mentoring program is trying to stop al-Shaba...

Lithuania

The Dashing Priests Of Vilnius

The many beautiful Roman Catholic churches in Lithuania's capital are a sight to be seen ... as are the glorious beards of certain priests strolling the city's ...

Germany

A Century Ago, Birth Of The Bauhaus

The Bauhaus movement came to life in Germany after the end of World War I. And it lives on today ...

France

Brexit Babel: Will The EU Bid Adieu To The English Language?

French was once the international language of diplomacy. In Europe, at least, it may have to resu...

Spain

Ahead Of Women's World Cup, A Global Fight For Equality

From Afghanistan to Argentina, women soccer players are pushing against the grain to earn equal t...

United States

Encyclopedic Equality: The Fight To Eliminate Wikipedia's Gender Bias

As countless important women remain unrecognized in their fields, a collection of campaign groups...

India

In India, A Fight Over Cricket With Fascist Undertones

A recent attack on a Muslim family in Gurgaon shows how cricket has become yet another — and ...

Argentina

Why Argentina's Famous Beef Has Gotten So Fatty

Argentine laws set a minimum weight for slaughtered cattle, forcing farmers to produce "fattened"...

Germany

The Case Of The Cold War Hacker Found Dead In A German Forest

Thirty years after a young West German computer whiz working for the KGB was found dead, we retur...

France

Watch: Cinq — Wilting Point By William Daniels

We are sharing a selection of 5 OneShot videos from the new book by acclaimed photojournalist William Daniels - Wilting Point. We've collected them in a single Cinq production. Working for the ...

Argentina

Fusing Design And Psychology To Boost Office Productivity

BUENOS AIRES — Mariana Stange has lots of market experience, particular in the corporate sector. She's a realtor who specializes in helping firms move premises. For the best results, she uses ...

United States

Opioids, The Epidemic Spreads Around The World

Back in 2017, the Philadelphia Inquirer spoke with Chera Kowalski of the city's McPherson Square Park library, which had become something of a refuge for drug addicts with nowhere else to turn. In ...