culture / society

United States

The Battle For A Constitutional Right To Literacy

Lawyers representing students in several U.S. states are making the case that the right to litera...

Poland

Boys Being Boys? Poland's Controversial Military Camps For Kids

Campers don't visit Mrzeżyno, on the Baltic Sea, to sing "Kumbaya" and eat s'mores. ...

Argentina

Pink Cocaine: New Mystery Drug Hits Buenos Aires Club Scene

"Tuci," as it's known locally, is making its mark in the Argentina. But is it really the desi...

France

In France, The Stigma Of Virginity In A Hypersexualized Society

A group of French 20-somethings share their different reasons for choosing chastity, and discuss ...

Germany

Why Europe Must Stand Up To Trump On Iran

The U.S. president wants to impose his will and whims on all partners. The EU, for the sake of it...

Egypt

"Opium" No More: The Changing Relevance Of Religion In Austerity-Hit Egypt

Is religion numbing Egyptians into acquiescence amid a number of merciless austerity measures?

Lebanon

Building Beit Beirut, A History Museum In A City That Tries To Forget

A determined architect continues to pursue her dream of opening a civil war museum in Beirut, whe...

France

Watch: OneShot — The Chef Of The Century

The gastronomy world mourns the death of French culinary genius Joël Robuchon following a long battle against cancer. This OneShot focuses on one of the early moments of his stellar career. ...

Poland

Battered Baltic Seals And Polish Fishermen Nightmare

A dozen dead and mutilated seals, together with a few porpoises, have recently been found on Poli...

United States

With Italy's Conte, Trump Forges New Alliance Against Germany

-OpEd- This must have been the moment he was waiting for: an energetic handshake with Donald Trump, with a smile and a deep look into his eyes to top it off. The two men seemed to be sealing a ...

United States

Watch: OneShot — Addie Card, The Face Of Child Labor

As a member of the National Child Labor Committee, starting in 1908, Lewis Hine photographed working children. His images helped expose their plight and end the practice. During World War I, he ...

China

Chinese Business Meets Confucius, On The Enduring Power Of Relationship

BEIJING — Chinese talk about ancient China as an "acquaintance" society, structured with a unique pattern of human associations. Such a pattern is also referred to as "difference in intimacy of ...

France

Watch: OneShot — Vive Le Tour De France

Tour de France photographer Pauline Ballet has been capturing the cyclists around the country during the world's most iconic cycling race. This OneShot follows the athletes in the famously arduous ...

India

Untouchables And Your Trash: How Indian Sanitation Counts On Caste

A case study of Angul in Odisha highlights just how much urban centers rely on lower castes when ...

United States

Watch: OneShot — Subway Strangers

The legendary American photographer Walker Evans spent three years secretly capturing images of passengers in the New York Subway. He produced the Many Are Called series (1938-1941) by hiding his ...

France

The "Alzheimer Village" Treatment Model Starts To Take Root

Like an elaborate film set, everything about the place may look real — like a typical 1950s town square, for example, or a medieval "bastide" (fortified village). And there are certainly some real ...

France

Mandela, Obama And French Lessons On World Cup Racism

“Sport [...] is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers. It laughs in the face of all kinds of discrimination.” Ever relevant words for 2018 from one of the great figures of ...

Italy

Women Need Not Apply: Why Italian Crisis Hits Female Unemployment First

Located in one of southern Italy's poorest regions, once thriving Crotone has the worst yout...

Mexico

López Obrador, A Chance To Bring Mexico's Democracy To Life

The leftist president-elect has an opportunity to end shoddy political practices and turn the cou...

Italy

Can Tourism Save Southern Italy From A Demographic Crisis?

CASTELMEZZANO — Basilicata is facing a bona fide demographic crisis. The small region, located between the boot and heel of southern Italy, is home to roughly 570,000 people. But due to a low ...

Zimbabwe

A Bank In Zimbabwe Aims To Tap Into Female Entrepreneurship

Catering specifically to women – particularly in rural areas – is not only good for g...

France

Bisexual? Pansexual? The Non-Binary Caught In Between

People who have romantic relationships with both men and women are often the target of prejudice ...