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21 October 2014

This is What Happens When Ricky Martin’s Hits Get an Indie Spin

No matter what you think about Ricky Martin, he's one of Puerto Rico's most cherished international exports who has put the spotlight on the island.

10 October 2014

Remembering Mahsa Shekarloo, Iran's Internet Pioneer and Women’s Rights Activist

Mahsa Shekarloo, Iranian women’s rights activist and founder of the online feminist journal Bad Jens, died Friday September 5, 2014, surrounded by family. We celebrate her life in this post.

Bahamas Constitutional Reform To Address Citizenship, Gender Equality

Among the areas to be addressed is the right of certain Bahamians to pass citizenship on to their children.

8 October 2014

Hassan Rouhani's Iranian Nuclear Balancing Act

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's realist-pragmatist approach has enabled him to take the helm of politics at one of the most sensitive moments in Iran's recent history.

26 September 2014

In War-Torn Aleppo, There's No Place Like Home

Displaced, like many Syrians, as a result of the ongoing conflict, Marcell Shehwaro reflects on her ongoing search for home.

19 September 2014

The Streets of Lima Are Alive With the Sound of Music

19th-century waltzes, blind saxophonists, musical saws: Lima, Peru resident Juan Arellano pays tribute to the musicians who bring delight and texture to the streets of his city.

Run! The Muslims Are Coming!

Mainstream perceptions often paint "Muslims" with one broad brushstroke, inevitably peppered with violence. In this irreverent satirical piece, Pakistani stand-up comedian Sami Shah breaks down the different types of "Muslim".

8 September 2014

Confessions of an Angry Iranian Who Laughs to Survive

Iranian Political satirist Kambiz Hosseini on anger, the Islamic Republic and why his therapist made him buy a satellite dish.

5 September 2014

The Funeral That Brought Syria's Revolutionaries to a Church with Red Roses

Christians, Muslims, family members and revolutionary comrades gather at church in Aleppo, Syria for Marcell Shehwaro's mother's funeral. How to make it a space that preserves the dignity of all?

Spain's Alternative Political Party Podemos Is Growing in ‘Circles’

Since launching in March with an entirely crowdfunded campaign and a manifesto made up of public suggestions, the party claimed 8% of the national vote in the European Parliament elections.

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