Countries around the world, both democratic and authoritarian, are cracking down on freedom of assembly. It's time to push back.
Moscow's annexation of Crimea is fueling a surge of "patriotism" -- and a new sense of claustrophobia.
America used to love laughing at the military. When did it become so taboo?
Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.
Societies attempting to make the transition to democracy should start by establishing a consensus on basic values.
Could a simple book about a simple man help mitigate America's image as a vulgar hegemon?
How the martyred king of gangsta rap, a bisexual LSD-touting beat poet, and a reclusive alcoholic painter inspire a Moscow apparatchik.
The trouble with high speed rail in China; how small satellites are turning space into a DIY playground; and what happens to "child sorcerers" in Congo.
The story of Cameroon's late 'Guitar Man,' who spent his life fighting to take down a brutal autocrat.
It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.
From FIFA to Magnum ice cream to Nairobi’s traffic, a glimpse at what Africans talk about on Twitter.
Director Wes Anderson is waging a twee war on imperialism and the dictatorship of the bourgeoisie.
After decades of censorship, Burma's filmmakers probe their country's dark past.
Chinese from each recent epoch have found a reason to care about U.S. literature.
Kristin Lord, Suzanne Nossel, Whitney Kassel, and Ari Ratner weigh in on Rosa Brooks's recent columns and a woman's right to recline.
The nationalist militias of Kiev are ready for a fight with Russia.
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julianne Smith, and Mieke Eoyang take on Rosa Brooks' Manifesto for the new working woman.
Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?
Does the concept of "human rights" still have meaning in a world where everything qualifies?
When powerful democracies intervene in a troubled society, what is it that they want: democracy or liberalism?
A tribute to the home cooks of the Red Empire, who turned mass production, propaganda, and want into a cuisine.
The current political standoff in Thailand is a symptom of deeper problems that can't be solved by watering down democratic process.