culture / society

Colombia

How GPS And Indigenous Eyes Are Mapping The Amazon Ecosystem

BOGOTA — “Our grandparents knew our territory well, its sacred and productive places, but also the risks we assumed if we did not use resources appropriately...." These are the words of José ...

France

​Beyoncé, Jay-Z And The Louvre, The Making Of A Museum Marketing Coup

PARIS — How do we decide what is the world's top museum? Its size, prestige, collection, the number of visitors — and the way it showcases its brand. The Louvre remains champion. The latest music ...

United States

Why World Cup As Marketing Tool Scores Best In Latin America

Proportionally, the World Cup has more followers in the Latin American marketplace than any other...

India

India's Joyful, Adopt-A-Team Approach To The World Cup

Indians are wild for the World Cup, even if their men's team has yet to participate. And they...

Colombia

Discovering Exquisite Vegan Food In Beef-Loving Bogotá

Colombians love their carne. But in the capital city, there are plenty of options too for top-end...

India

Women's Rights Hangover: In Mumbai, Male-Only Bars Still Exist

MUMBAI — As far as Indian cities go, Mumbai is probably the most free-spirited of them all. The streets are bustling till the wee hours, the people are generally more friendly (believe me — I'm ...

China

Extra! On The Perils Of Low-Cost Plastic Surgery In China

China Newsweek — June 4, 2018 Over the past decade, there have been countless reports about the boom in cosmetic surgery in Asian countries such as China, Japan and South Korea. Names have ...

Russia

Telegram: Why Russian Courts Can't Really Block The App

MOSCOW — On April 13, a Russian court decreed an immediate blocking of the app Telegram across the country. The decision came after the refusal of Telegram to provide Russian security services ...

United States

Watch: Oneshot — Happy Birthday Norma Jeane

OneShot — Happy Birthday Ms. Monroe OneShot is a new digital format to tell the story of a single photograph in an immersive one-minute video. Follow ...

Pakistan

India And Pakistan, A Virtual Return To History Of Shared Troubles

Using social media platforms, professors from Pakistan and India developed a course that looks at...

Germany

Visiting The Murky World Of Underground Berlin

Built on a soggy bed of sand, the German capital isn't an ideal place for underground infrast...

Algeria

Border Row Is Bad News For Moroccan Workers In Algeria

An estimated 15,000 undocumented Moroccans work in construction sites, bakeries, and in skilled t...

Germany

Hungry Students? Postponed Exams? Ramadan In German Schools

BERLIN — This past week marked the beginning of a period of peace and quiet for Muslims around the world. It is Ramadan, a month dedicated to reflection, prayers, and fasting, where disputes are ...

United States

Brunch: America’s Response To Sunday Mass

Why do Americans brunch so hard? "I don't know," says one young woman from Baltimore. "I'...

Egypt

Low Pay, Limited Freedom: Dark Days For Egypt's Journalists

Low wages, government censorship and even arbitrary detentions. Practicing journalism has become ...

Italy

"'Anti-Tourist" Turnstiles Under Fire In Venice

VENICE — Venice and its 80,000 regular inhabitants are drowning in tourists. Some 30 million flock to its famous canals every year, stressing the infrastructure. Fed up, the lagoon city's ...

Colombia

No Gold Mine? No Problem For Colombia's Cajamarca Region

After voting to ban metals mining, residents in the mountainous area west of Bogota are staking t...

India

Women Scientists In India Try New Experiments To Fight Sexism

Bright ideas to limit ways that motherhood so often leads to gender pay gaps and blocked careers ...

Argentina

Mario Vargas Llosa: I Would Like To Die With A Pen In My Hand

In an interview with Miguel Wiñazki of Clarín, the Nobel laureate and author of the...

Egypt

Not Exactly Free, A Filipina Domestic Worker's Life In Cairo

CAIRO — On a hot summer day in 2012, two smartly clad Filipina women arrived at the JW Marriott Hotel on Cairo’s ring road, toting handbags in the crooks of their arms as they had often observed ...

India

Buddha Inc? A Mindfulness Path For India To Reclaim Soft Power

NEW DELHI — Despite India’s recent progress, its international influence is not commensurate with its size, might and tradition. India is often criticized for being unable to punch above its ...

Switzerland

(Even Older) Boomerang Children Weigh On Parents' Well-Being

More and more young and not-so-young people are returning home to live with their parents. A phen...