A wedding portrait at Hong Kong's protests; gas masks at Indonesia's presidential inauguration; and sunlight in an Egyptian temple.
Protests in St. Louis; a pilgrimage in Peru; and the funeral of a Kurdish fighter.
How one of Southeast Asia's most corrupt countries gave power over funding to its poorest citizens.
Empowering Muslim women is the key to degrading and ultimately destroying medieval and reactionary fanaticism.
Hong Kong's ongoing democracy protests; Eid al-Adha prayers in Indonesia; and skateboarding in Panama City.
Stirring, profane, always authentic: Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests have developed a rich musical culture.
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protest isn’t only about freedom. It’s also about identity.
Brazil's woman-versus-woman presidential race suggests that feminism has triumphed. The reality is more complicated. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Kurdish refugees cross into Turkey; global marches on climate change; and celebrating Munich's Oktoberfest.
Egypt's government is preparing to domesticate the country's informal economy. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea.
As Turkey's ruling party consolidates its power, the space for free expression narrows. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
Epic battles, evil Japanese, and the Sewol ferry sinking: Why this South Korean blockbuster is breaking every box office record.
So far Tunisia's revolution has managed to bridge the gap between secularists and Islamists. But can that precarious accord make it through election season?
Floods in Indian Kashmir; an English debutante ball; and Gaza's students return to school.
Can a book festival mend wounds created by war and perhaps even counter religious extremism in an isolated corner of the Horn of Africa?
The recent Beijing nuptials of Brian Davidson are the talk of Weibo.
Protests in Egypt; an Amazon warehouse in Germany; and an underwater wedding portrait in Shanghai.
The arrest of Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja marks a new low point for the country’s autocracy.
A few too many years under the Deutsche Demokratische Republik can wreak havoc on a moral compass.
How the slave trade patterns of centuries ago are still shaping African marriages today.
The Nigerian-American novelist discusses the pitfalls of hashtag activism, the destructiveness of U.S. foreign policy, and that time he dreamed about meeting Obama at a Brooklyn house party.
As fighting rages in the east, one Slovyansk museum is already trying to tell the story of the war in Ukraine, one bullet-riddled helmet at a time.
Protests in Islamabad; the aftermath of the conflict in Gaza; and remembering James Foley.
A Uighur jade trader gets a rare chance to visit Hong Kong and has a taste of the freedom he does not enjoy back home.
Manic bartenders, midget bouncers, and snorting ketamine off tables: remembering Beijing when it was still cool.
Ferguson protests; Liberians face the spread of Ebola; and the pope visits South Korea.
With divorce rates spiraling, the biography of ancient sage Confucius resonates once again.
A few thoughts on saving the Munchkins, defeating tyranny, and the politics of America's favorite fairytale.