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How a Moscow Skyscraper Is Saving Assad From Western Sanctions
On a bend of the Moscow River glitters a glass and steel monument to Russia’s oil and gas-fueled economy and growing global ...
The Long Coin
The price has gone up, way up, then down, then up again. But beyond the Bitcoin investment craze lies a deeper truth about ...
Germany’s Great Green Hope
“It’s the third time I’m having a coffee here today,” grins Rasmus Andresen when I meet him at noon in a cafe right across ...
The World Is Sick of Switching Clocks
These days, it’s tough to get the world to agree on just about anything: From countless military conflicts over strategic territory to trade wars rooted in years-long grievances, consensus in the 21st ...
The Groundbreaking German Film That Premiered as the Berlin Wall Fell
At 6:30 am, Nov. 9, 1989, Christine Weigand’s alarm rang in Köpenick, a peripheral neighborhood of East Berlin. She woke up ...
This Weekend: Bizarre Amusement Parks and a Few Cows
His Dark Materials — Not Just for Kids. This TV adaptation of Philip Pullman’s iconic series about a magical world where ...
Morales May Want to Follow This Bolivian Leader’s Path
When Evo Morales, who until just days ago was the president of Bolivia, took office, he was a trailblazer. The first ...
Hotels Dismantle Taboo of Premarital Sex, One Room Rental at a Time
It was after 11 pm, and Sumit Anand and his girlfriend needed a room for the night. But staff at the north Indian hotel ...
She’s Wiping the Slate Clean on 30 Million Criminal Records
Thirty-two years ago, Sharon Dietrich was sitting in one of her first work events at her new job at Community Legal Services ...
When a Misogynist Meets a Whip
There are many “bad” words in American English, but none of them seem to me to carry the same weight as the word “cunt.” It ...
The Patriarchy Is Getting Mean … and There’s a Whiff of Desperation
Patriarchy may be in trouble. One has only to look at the response by some to climate activist Greta Thunberg’s recent visit ...
She’s Bringing Financial Literacy to Those Who Need It Most
“Water it!” the preschoolers chorus. McKenzie, the founder of BlackFem — a nonprofit focused on teaching financial literacy ...