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Petite Fleur

What would be a good soundtrack to this picture of my then four-year-old daughter Cécile, posing in a flower market in southern France? Though I'm more partial to classical music, Sidney Bechet's ...


Another Consequence Of Venezuela Crisis: A Sex Trafficking Boom

The economic collapse has created opportunities for Colombian gangs to exploit Venezuelan women a...


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 ...

United States

Sunless In Seattle

We were in Seattle just about a month before a certain movie hit the screens. I slept through it all. ...


Musical Family Portrait

This family was looking at musicians playing outside the beautiful Jain temple of Ranakpur, in western India. Only after pressing the shutter did I realize the kid had noticed me, and was smiling ...


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...


Don Quixote's Nightmare

Two peaceful windmills in the Spanish countryside? For Miguel de Cervantes' colorful character Don Quixote (a favorite of mine), these would be ferocious giants — and he would promptly proceed to ...


A Bloody Contrast, 24 World Front Pages After Gaza Killings

PARIS — The world reacted in a chorus of shock Tuesday after the deadliest day in Gaza since 2014, as Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinians protesting at the border against the opening of the ...