culture / society

Italy

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

Located in one of southern Italy: poorest regions, once thriving Crotone has the worst youth une...

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 ...

Thailand

Ready For Cricket Flour? Ethics And Economics Of Insects As Food Commodity

A Czech entrepreneur is ready to mass-produce insects and turn them into a marketable, protein-ri...

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 ...

Lao's

At Thailand-Laos Border, A Shadow Economy Thrives

In northwestern Laos, Chinese businesses dominate the Ton Pheung district, a special economic zon...

United States

Seeking New Labor Protection For All The World's Ship Workers

Fair trade doesn’t always mean fair transport, as international shipping leaves a whole cat...

Brazil

Four Years Later, Brazil Counts On World Cup Superstition

Ask anybody with a minimum of knowledge about either the sport or the country, and they'll tell you that soccer in Brazil is like a religion. This truism becomes all the more true every four ...

India

Suicide By Pesticide, A Preventable Plague In India

NEW DELHI — The ban on highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) currently being debated in India will not only protect the environment and improve the public health but will also achieve another rarely ...

Italy

In Italy, "Muslim Village" Plans Run Counter To Populist Tide

A marginalized Muslim community wants to convert an old slaughterhouse into a multi-purpose housi...

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 ...

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...

Argentina

How To Design The Ideal, Multi-Generation Office

Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials have very different needs and expectations regarding works...

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 ...

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 ...

Egypt

Mohamed Salah, The Soccer Star Inspiring Egypt's Youth

CAIRO — In the year of Mohamed Salah’s rise to fame as one of the world’s best soccer players, his every move and success has been well documented across the globe, no more so than in his native ...

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...

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

Anti-Semitism In German Rap, A Loaded Question

-Essay- MUNICH — Artists are now using anti-Semitism and Islamism to shock, and that’s not surprising. But if both listeners and rappers started to finally take music seriously, this could ...