• October 5, 2011 • Features, Politics and Economy • Views: 1139

    A Common Divide

    Student tours of sites holy to both Jews and Muslims impact tensions in a partitioned Hebron....

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  • October 5, 2011 • Features • Views: 3680

    The Death of Bullfighting

    By Christopher Peak: I paid 30 euros to watch six bulls die. There are less expensive seats available at Madrid’s Plaza de Las Ventas, Spain’s largest bullring, but I wanted a good view and a place in the shade. The total came to...

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  • October 5, 2011 • Features, Politics and Economy • Views: 2115

    China in Cape Verde

    Is the recent influx of Chinese shop owners disrupting a small island’s economy? ...

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  • May 12, 2011 • Features, Politics and Economy • Views: 1168

    In Search of Lost History

    Socheat showed me a picture he had drawn of Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s historic temple complex, and told me of his day at school. But standing at his orphanage in Siem Reap, I wasn’t thinking about his country’s rich culture. A...

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  • May 12, 2011 • Features, Politics and Economy • Views: 1785

    In Yemen, the More the Merrier?

    by Erin Biel: It is 10 a.m. and the sports stadium in Sana’a, Yemen is packed. Hundreds of young men swathed in white robes and black and gold headscarves begin to congregate, their long, curved golden swords held at the ready....

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  • May 12, 2011 • Features • Views: 1092

    Swashbuckling, Tweeting Crusaders

    by Sally Helm: In Sweden, they stand on street corners handing out free books stamped with their logo and call it “culture bombing.” In the Netherlands, they have protested the use of textbooks and favor moving to a wikibased learning...

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  • May 10, 2011 • Features • Views: 1304

    Corporate Networking, Indian Style

    by Abhinav Gupta: ‘It came right down to the end, right to the last over,” reminisced Shailendra Singh, a software engineer at EMC Corporation. “But, of course, we made sure that we won.” On a crisp mid-October Sunday afternoon,...

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  • May 10, 2011 • Features • Views: 8885

    Genetically Modified Cassava

    by Sophie Broach: New technologies have complicated the challenge of feeding Africa. In Umudike, Nigeria, the rows of leafy green cassava plants growing at a confined field trial site are the result of millions of dollars in funding, years...

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  • May 6, 2011 • Features, Politics and Economy • Views: 1289

    Exporting a Toxic Problem

    by Sophie Broach: Carcasses of obsolete computers and discarded cell phones dot the charred landscape of an electronic waste dump in Accra, Ghana. Acrid chemical smoke saturates the air and refuse floats in murky pools of water. Despite...

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  • February 27, 2011 • Features, Perspectives • Views: 1840

    On Mobility, Trust, Breaking News, and Going Home

    by Emma Sokoloff-Rubin: On Mobility In mid-July, a teenager I had worked with for three weeks asked me if I knew where he was from. I thought Gaza, but I didn’t know for sure. I knew Mohammad was Israeli or Palestinian or maybe Egyptian....

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