culture / society

Argentina

Power And Politics According To Pope Francis

Often accused of sympathizing with the left, Pope Francis has a simpler "apolitical" view of poli...

France

Watch: OneShot — Energy Observer, A Journey Toward The Future

Monday marks the debut of the third stage of Energy Observer's revolutionary six-year journey toward a cleaner, hydrogen-fueled future. After four months of updating its equipment and ...

Germany

The Enduring Lessons And Legend Of Alexander Von Humboldt

Two and a half centuries after his birth, the famed German explorer and scientist is still rememb...

United States

For Trump and Rubio, "Fixing" Venezuela Is A Recipe For Votes

The aggressive Republican stance on Venezuela reflects an attempt to seduce Latino voters in Flor...

India

Old Names Die Hard: "Karachi Bakery" In India Has Whiff Of Past

Current nationalism in post-Partition India and Pakistan can't kill the spirit of the independent...

United States

Facebook For Felons? New Apps Are A Digital Lifeline For Inmates

Pigeonly is one of several applications that were designed by ex-cons and are transforming the wa...

Italy

Cloudy With A Chance Of Italian Farniente

We often flocked to Italy for Spring, as weather there tends to be better than in my sometimes rainy neck of the French woods. But mornings can be a bit cloudy — nothing to worry this woman at ...

Italy

The Secret World Of Dogfighting In Italy

Kali and Marika have been stuffed with nandrolone and carnitine, doped and "dried," waiting to represent the Wild Boys Kennel against rivals Top Line. And so it would end: the former died, the ...

France

Bubble Trouble? Champagne Region Dips Into High-End Vodka

High-quality grapes from Champagne production used to be made into ratafia liqueur. Now French wi...

Argentina

Messi Or Maradona? Why Argentines Argue About Everything

Sociologists say there are certain historical and cultural elements behind the country's fondness...

Egypt

Jailed Egyptian Photojournalist Shawkan Is Finally Free

After more than five years in prison, Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, a.k.a. Shawkan, is finally free. © Mohamed El Raai/DPA/ZUMA - March 4, 2019 OneShot is a new ...

Colombia

Student Activism In Colombia, An Untapped Force For Change

Quality higher education in Colombia and vigorous student activism - not student rioting - will s...

Chile

Easter Island's Faux Offer To Get Its Moai Monuments Back

The people of Rapa Nui (better known as Easter Island) have a proposal: return their pilfered scu...

Germany

A Hard Road For Europe's Truck Drivers, Left Behind By Globalization

HOLZKIRCHEN — Holzkirchen-Süd rest stop at 1 p.m., when many drivers stop for lunch. Lawyer Nadia Kluge very slowly approaches a truck, keeps a little distance, and starts a conversation. She ...

Germany

If Only Marie Kondo Could Clean Up My Social Life

If it doesn't "spark joy," the guest of the hit Netflix series "Tidying Up" tells us, get rid of ...

Chile

Chinese Students In Latin America: Barriers Beyond Language

Chinese students visiting Chile's universities are eager to learn Spanish but reluctant to adopt ...

United Arab Emirates

Oil On Canvas? Art As Seen Through Black Gold

An art exhibition in Dubai depicts an alternative story of the Middle East, using oil as a starti...

Bolivia

Flying (And Landing) High In La Paz

La Paz's airport delivers on its name: El Alto is indeed the highest international airport in the world. Luckily neither my wife Claudine (pictured here in the foreground) nor I suffered from ...

India

The Violent Roots Of India's Subjugation Of Women

Two centuries ago, widows were sometimes strapped to the funeral pyres of their husbands and burn...

France

Watch: OneShot — The Kaiser Of Fashion Leaves The Runway

"Legendary," "pioneering," "the savior of Chanel," "fashion icon..." Superlatives abound in international headlines as news outlets take a moment to pay homage to the German-born designer Karl ...

Argentina

Looking Back At Che Guevara, Rebel Icon — And Photographer

Included in a new exhibition in Rosario, Argentina — Che's birthplace — are images not ju...

Kenya

Watch: OneShot — Rare Black Leopard Photo Caught In Darkness

"I (had) never seen a high-quality image of a wild black leopard come out of Africa," British wildlife photographer Will Burrard-Lucas wrote recently. So he sprung to attention when word arrived ...