culture / society

France

Scootergeddon: Electric Scooters Invade World Cities

Love them or hate them, electric scooters are changing the very ways we think about mobility and ...

France

Watch OneShot: Alain Delon At Cannes, Yesterday And Today

The 2019 Cannes film festival will celebrate legendary French actor Alain Delon with an honorary Palme d'Or. At the age of 83, Delon continues to attract a generous dose of controversy for his ...

Italy

Ancient Greek, Greta Thunberg And The Gift Of Education

Should schools add new subjects every year to keep up with the times? Or is their job simply to h...

Argentina

What Freud's Shrink Nephew Thinks Of Your Parenting Skills

Child psychiatrist Joseph Knobel Freud, an Argentine-based descendent of Sigmund Freud, says mode...

Brazil

Why The Brazilian Soccer Team Wouldn't Wear White - Until Now

"In Japan, white is the color of mourning." So wrote Samuel French in his play All the Way Home. Or at least that's the line as I remember it from my high-school theater days. White is also the ...

Germany

Limits Of Digital Literacy: Why Books Should Never Disappear

It is telling that parents in Silicon Valley, who would know, are restricting and even banning screen time for their children. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has just released a new set ...

Colombia

Cold Economics For Colombia's Coffee Growers

The country faces dramatic debt levels among small-scale coffee farmers, as prices fall on world ...

Germany

Don't Call It Suicide: What Words To Use In Right To Die Debate

Someone who is terminally ill and wants to die faster does not "commit suicide," says this German...

South Africa

Why It's Time For Sports To Adopt The Third Gender

Caster Semenya's case shows that the sport world must have an open debate about intersexuality, a...

Argentina

Adolescent Love Evolves: From Yearning To Exploration

For many teenagers today, the rules and taboos of love have disappeared. They see it as territory...

Turkey

One-Of-A-Kind Skyline

I found striking cityscapes all around the world, from the feng-shui buildings of Honk Kong to Rio de Janeiro's lush bay and the odd-looking houses of Indonesian villages — but to me there's ...

France

Vegan Or Gluten-Free: Hard To Swallow In France

The "exceptional" eaters are tolerated if it's part of a medical treatment. But when it's based o...

Argentina

How Can Saving Notre Dame Come Before Saving The Planet?

As vast sums are donated to rebuild Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, the same billionaires don't st...

Mexico

Mexico And The Problem Of 'Privilege Violence'

If President López Obrador really wants to give his country peace and security, he'll need...

Chad

Watch: OneShot — Marco Gualazzini''s Almajiri Boy

An iconic image from Italian photojournalist's reportage from Chad, which won the World Press Pho...

Colombia

Furia Marica - The Meaning Of 'Faggot' And LGBT Rights In Colombia

A nation became so attached to a nasty word that it has lost some of its edge, but not all of it.

Argentina

"Green Branding" - A Healthy Bet For Argentina Agrobusiness

Already known for its agricultural output, the South American country would do well to grow its r...

Philippines

Watch: OneShot — UNICEF Immunization, Philippines Vaccine

Unicef France marks World Immunization Week with this OneShot from the Philippines

Italy

A Peek Inside Italy's Murky Match-Making Industry

In Italy, while some agencies put people in touch locally, others help customers find a spouse in...

Japan

Naruhito Now: A Closer Portrait of Japan's Next Emperor

-Analysis- TOKYO — On May 1, Crown Prince Naruhito will succeed his father, Emperor Akihito, to become the 126th Japanese emperor. The April 1 announcement of the new imperial era's name, ...

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...