11 Most Popular Worldcrunch Articles Of 2017
Venice For Sale? Historic Buildings Flipped Into Airbnbs
A Woman's Perspective On Divorce In The Arab World
More and more people in Muslim-majority countries are opting out of their marriages. And often it's the woman who decides to end things.
Obama's Shadow, White House photographer Pete Souza Looks Back
A Year After Cologne: The Quiet Submission Of German Women
What has Germany done to make people feel safer after the events of last New Year's Eve, when hundreds of women were sexually abused in Cologne and other cities? Not much, writes author Birgit Kelle.
Globalization As Ideology Is Dead And Buried
Donald Trump is not the free market's executioner, but a coroner appointed to quietly confirm its demise. Sadly, in its place, is a gaping void of alternatives.
In Beijing, Sham Marriages To Bypass Government Policies
"Goodbye," Ying told her third husband. "Oh," he responded.
Ochlocracy, The Ancient Greek Concept That Explains Our World Today
Some fear that democracy is deteriorating under the pressure of populism. There's a word in ancient Greek to describe this phenomenon: ochlocracy. It's no longer used. And yet, it deserves to be brought back in fashion.
Gérard Depardieu, The Impossible Interview
The legendary French actor just published a very personal book. So why is he so hard to talk to?
Welcome To "Cracolandia," São Paulo's Roving Drug Bazaar
A pulsing, hazy world comes to life every night in Brazil's largest city, as drug traffickers and users gather to buy, sell, barter, smoke. When police intervene, a new neighborhood is found.
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Banksy In Bethlehem, Lessons For A Skeptical Israeli
It is precisely because I did not want to be a hypocrite that I had not visited the hotel. Who wants to be the Israeli who takes a happy selfie in front of testimony to the oppression to which he is a party?
Aging Taiwan And The Doubts Of A Faraway Daughter
In a society where filial piety is regarded as the most fundamental family value, and where "Five generations under one roof" is esteemed as the ultimate happiness, Taiwan is changing fast.