culture / society

Germany

Germany's #Instacops, The Perils Of Police As Influencers

Some police officers have used their toned bodies, selfies in uniform, and professional insights ...

Italy

Pope In Therapy: Why Italy Won't Face COVID's Mental Health Toll

Italy is once again murmuring about how Pope Francis was in therapy while serving as a priest in ...

Taiwan

Tropical Terroir: The Man Turning Taiwan Into Wine Country

On this subtropical island, Chien-hao Chen fought typhoons and monsoons to develop his vineyards ...

France

Love At First Swab, Romance At A French COVID Testing Center

She looked into his eyes, he shoved a q-tip up her nose, and they may live happily ever after.

Germany

Male Infertility: The West's Hidden Pandemic

Across the Western world, the number of men unable to have children without medical intervention ...

France

Cancel Napoleon? French West Indies Decry Emperor For Slavery Role

As France and its overseas departments mark 200 years since Napoleon's death, his role in spreadi...

Italy

Super League Lessons, From Berlusconi To A Humble AC Milan Fan

Using pure economic power to reorder the world of soccer was clearly a bad idea, though not neces...

Hong Kong

Abandoned Pets Crisis Amid Hong Kong's Emigration Wave

As a growing number of people pack up and leave the former British colony, the question arises: W...

France

French Village Finds Treasure In Old House … Twice

Working at the town hall in Morez, we imagine, must be a busy yet somewhat uneventful affair: There's roadworks on the main rue de la République to take care of, planning for the reopening of the ...

Argentina

The Education Revolution Began Before The Pandemic

Technology is turning education into a data-driven, personalized learning process. It's up to hum...

India

How The Real Estate Market Ghettoizes Muslims In India

A year after riots in Delhi and elsewhere, Muslims are being forced out of their neighborhoods.

France

Different Ways The World Is Commemorating COVID-19's Victims

From a Swiss music box to a Chilean quilt, different projects seek to leave a tangible sign of th...

Poland

A Smoking Ban On Balconies? Warsaw Tests The Edges Of Freedom

Proposals to ban smoking on private balconies are led by activists trying to modify citizen's lif...

Iran

Birth Rate Boost? Iranians Get Housing To Have More Children

An Iranian health official has echoed the Supreme Leader's repeated calls to rejuvenate the count...

India

COVID Weighs On Shanty Town Life In New Delhi

Residents of the state's "bastis" get free rations and state-provided services on the back of ID ...

Germany

No More Mozart? Classical Music V. Cancel Culture

The University of Oxford is planning to change its curriculum to focus on fewer white composers a...

France

Restaurant, Mon Amour: A French Reflection On Lockdown Choices

By closing bars and restaurants, we are not only depriving the sharing of meals but also the real...

France

Judge Stages Fake Wedding With Ex To Block Him From Marrying Again

A French judge used a stand-in for the role of the groom, registering her ex-boyfriend's name as ...

France

Men Dressed As Mickey Mouse And Winnie The Pooh Grope Teens In France

Cartoon characters parading down the streets are usually synonymous with childhood glee, theme parks and carnival floats. But as French daily Le Parisien reports, recent encounters with the ...

Argentina

Argentina's Meat Industry Has A Beef With Paul McCartney

Is the former Beatles band mate to blame for declining beef consumption in the BBQ-loving country?

Iran

Child Marriage In Iran: Is 13 Too Young? Some Are Even Younger

The Islamic Republic allows girls as young as 13 to marry legally. On top of that, a lack of enfo...

Peru

Peruvian Farmers Plough Through 3,000-Year-Old Mural

First, the good news: A major archeological find has been discovered in the north of Peru. A ceremonial mound or temple that's thought to date back some 3,200 years, the site also contains a mural ...