culture / society

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...

Chile

Chinese Students In Latin America: Barriers Beyond Language

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

France

French Yellow Vests: How Social Unrest Begets Anti-Semitism

PARIS — European history has shown, time and again, that anti-Semitism is an indicator that the social state has become unstable. It’s therefore not shocking that it’s developing today in France, ...

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...

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 ...

Japan

It's Time For Japan To Open Up To Foreign Workers

As the Japanese government plans to accept up to about 340,000 new foreign workers over the next ...

Argentina

Looking Back At Che Guevara, Rebel Icon — And Photographer

Included in a new exhibition in Rosario, Argentina — Che's birthplace — are image...

France

How Paris Became The World's Electric Scooter Capital

Competition is fierce as no fewer than six self-service electric scooter startups vie for control...

Germany

Knocked Out By A Headscarf: German Boxer Fights For Her Rights

Zeina Nassar is already a national featherweight champion. But to reach greater heights, she'...

South Sudan

Watch: OneShot — International Day Against The Use Of Child Soldiers

UNICEF marks the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers on Feb. 12. Also known as Red Hand Day, it calls for urgent action to end the recruitment of children by armed groups. Youth ...

Syria

Watch: OneShot — Syria, When War Was Just A Game

When War Was Just A Game (© Étienne Mallard) | OneShot Etienne Mallard has spent a lifetime venturing far and wide. A retired high-school philosophy teacher, he has always considered ...

United States

Watch: OneShot — Bertrand Piccard's Solar Impulse Selfie

Bertrand Piccard's Selfie — © Solar Impulse | OneShot Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg accomplished a feat of aviation that few believed possible: the first Round-The-World flight, ...

Germany

German Study: Gender Stereotypes Stick In Children's Literature

We know that children's books educate, shape, socialize. And yes, according to a new study ba...

France

The French Venice

Port Grimaud, near Saint-Tropez in southern France, has it all. Canals, bridges, islets ... It's just missing a couple of ...

Japan

Longer Lives, Dying Alone And The Things We Leave Behind

As life expectancy numbers rise, a growing number of seniors experience kodokushi (lonely death),...

India

Mumbai's Monorail Debacle, Lessons For Other City Planners

MUMBAI — On December 14, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) abruptly terminated its contract with the Indo-Malaysian consortium L&T-Scomi Engineering Bhd to manage the ...

Germany

The Women Who Opposed Hitler And Why They Were Forgotten

Many women in Munich were active in the resistance against the Nazis, but hardly anyone knows the...

Germany

China's Dark Side Landing: How The Moon Loses Its Mystery Appeal

-Essay- The Moon’s cultural history is one of disenchantment. Thousands of years ago, people still believed that it was a deity, there were legends about beautiful Moon girls and a man in the ...

India

Educating Adivasi: The Side Effects Of School For India's Indigenous

“Why do we want to fit everyone in our narrative of what is civilized?..."

Venezuela

A New Menace To Society In Maduro's Venezuela: Malaria

The South American country's economic and political crises have helped usher in the return of...

China

China's Overworked Students: A Government Responsibility

Facing severe social competition, China's youngsters are under increasing academic pressure. ...