culture / society

Argentina

The Brave New World Of High-Tech Sex Toys

From long-distance pleasuring to hands-on stimulators, the 21st century adult toys market offers ...

Côte d'Ivoire

COVID-19 In Ivory Coast, Where Social Distancing Is Nearly Impossible

Self-quarantining is a concept incompatible with a culture that helps the sick and greets them wi...

India

Giving Delhi's Toilet Museum The Time And Attention It Deserves

The facility's peculiar focus may seem a bit funny at first. But as visitors are quick to discove...

Argentina

How COVID-19 Is Deepening Anxiety Disorders

Mental health professionals in Argentina note an uptick in people seeking help, especially patien...

Slovenia

Coronavirus, China And You: Political Systems Put To The Test

WASHINGTON — During the coronavirus pandemonium, the voice of Slavoj Žižek is an essential one. The renowned Slovenian philosopher is there when you need him: decoding a mind-boggling event, ...

France

Belgium's Reluctant Embrace Of French Euthanasia Seekers

There's no law in Belgium barring non-residents from seeking euthanasia, but there are some burea...

Argentina

A Hidden Victim Of Coronavirus: The World's Sex Life

Fear and uncertainty for both stable couples and courting. We know the virus is present in saliva...

France

Baaack To Nature: French Urbanites Choosing Shepherd's Life

In the Bouches-du-Rhône department of Southern France, a center trains students looking to ...

Italy

Silence, Beauty, Fear: Venice In The Time Of Coronavirus

A Venice-based novelist reflects on the disappearing tourists, imploding economy and politicians ...

France

France Leads Global Efforts To Protect Young YouTubers

A new French bill is intended to protect the privacy and economic interests of minors who are goi...

India

Indian Women In The Military: Time To Give Them Real Power

The government had said that "rural Indian men" would not take orders from a woman commander. It'...

Argentina

Argentina's Provinces Can't Compete With China's

The provincial leadership structures in the two countries operate in very different ways, particu...

France

Champs-Elysées 2.0: Makeover For World's Most Famous Avenue

Parisians have abandoned the legendary avenue, leaving it for tourists and military parades. But ...

India

India's Anti-Muslim Violence Is Part Of An Ugly Pattern

By now, many across Delhi, and Sikhs across the world, are retriggered by memories the pogroms of...

Turkey

Hello, Troglodyte Neighbor

I've shared photos before of a trip to central Turkey's Göreme National Park, with its troglodyte cave-like dwellings and fairy chimney rock formations. Only recently did I dig up this image from ...

France

For A Ban On Selling Your Data — It's Like Selling Your Organs

France abides by the legal notion that the human body is inviolable, and thus prohibits the sale ...

Mexico

How The New World Order Looks In AMLO's Mexico

Mexico's socialist president is deluded if he thinks he can turn the clock back and restore his v...

France

Europe's Night Train Nostalgia: Quiet Rebirth Of Sleeper Car Travel

A new Vienna-Brussels line has just opened, while in France only two night lines still exist, com...

Germany

Hanau Attack: Echos Of The Past In Germany's Far-Right Hatred

After the killing of nine in the western German town of Hanau, it is clear the state must do more...

Argentina

An Argentina Hospital's Safe Space For Patient Feedback

An experimental listening booth in Buenos Aires provides people a comfortable space to give hones...

Germany

The 5G Debate: Time To Choose Sides In China-U.S. Showdown?

Allowing Beijing to have a hand in the new, faster mobile network would entail significant risks....

Argentina

Tapas In Argentina: Spanish Fare Blends Fun And Affordability

Sharing food and Spanish-style snacking are trending in Buenos Aires, as cash-conscious, younger ...