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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.

5 September 2014

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.

21 August 2014

One Year Ago Today, Assad Attacked Al Ghouta with Chemical Weapons

If only today, writes Hiba Dlewati, let us spare a thought for the nearly 1,000 Syrians who were gassed to death by the Assad regime.

20 August 2014

Pop-up Ad Inventor's “I'm Sorry” Upsets Celebs, Raises Fears of an “Apology Avalanche” in Silicon Valley

Pop-up ad inventor Ethan Zuckerman's much-publicised apology pisses off pop stars, and has some Silicon Valley folks shaking in their boots.

How ISIS Came to Leave Its Black Stain on Syria

If Syria bears responsibility for the rise of ISIS, the country has also borne the initial brunt of the group's aggressions, writes Marcell Shehwaro.

Not Human by Default: Humans of New York Takes on the Middle East

Responses to popular photo project Humans of New York's tour of the Middle East uncovers some unfortunate trends around perceptions of other cultures, writes Hiba Dlewati.

19 August 2014

Humans of New York Series Inspires Intimate Portraits of Life in Iraq and Around the World

Following the lead of the popular "Humans of New York" photo project, "Humans of..." sites have proliferated across the globe. Jillian C. York explores this "visual take on travel writing."

15 August 2014

An American Bluegrass Band Woos Nigerian Audiences With Their Rendition of P-Square's Chop My Money

How did a Chicago bluegrass band that plays bars and festivals in the U.S. find itself performing in the living room of the US deputy consul in Abuja, Nigeria?

12 August 2014

On the First Day of Gaza's Ceasefire, a Visit to a Shelter Under a Supermoon

As the bombs go silent in Gaza during another 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire, 20-year-old Dalia Alnajjar ventures out to meet some families living in a crowded make-shift shelter.

My Super Hero Wore Suspenders. Life With Robin Williams.

San Francisco-based Christina Noyes pays tribute to her hero, Oscar-winning comedian Robin Williams, who died in a suspected suicide 20-miles from her home.

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