How Turkey’s Soft Power Conquered Pakistan
The TV drama “Ertugrul” reveals how neo-Ottoman fantasies are finding an enthusiastic audience in a country that struggles with Saudi and Western influence.
Why Does China Have 1.4 Billion People and No Good Bands?
Mongolia rocks out while its giant neighbor slumbers.
Tehran Paints Over Its Anti-American Murals
The city’s old public art showed a United States to be feared. The new ones depict a country that is weaker, more laughable, and riddled with its own problems.
K-Pop’s Big China Problem
Chinese stars are spinning off in their own orbit as politics gets in the way of profit.
South Korea’s Darkest Clubs Are Being Dragged Into the Light
The Burning Sun investigation has exposed horrors against women—and men getting away with it.
The Ilkhom Theatre Company has kept freedom alive in Uzbekistan since before the fall of the Soviet Union.
Super-Patriotic Anime Youth Wars!
Can the mighty Communist Party win the hearts of China’s youth, or will the 2D world lure them into Japan's clutches?
China’s Pop Idols Are Too Soft for the Party
Stars like Kris Wu are huge with fans but sit uncomfortably with macho ambitions.
China Made a Music Video About ‘One Belt, One Road’ And It’s Amazing(ly Bad)
It’s TSwift meets state propaganda in this new smash hit.
Israeli Election Postponed for Britney Spears Concert (No, Seriously)
Democracy can wait. "Oops!... I Did It Again" cannot.
Medieval England Was Home to History’s First Zombie Madness
Science meets history meets the living dead.
The Diplomatic Dust-Up Between France and Bolivia — Over a Video Game
Bolivia's not happy with its portrayal in a new action-packed video game.
Iceland’s Hottest New Reality TV Show Is Just a Live Stream of Cats
It's called 'Keeping Up With the Kattarshians.'
Has America Become a Reality Show?
Donald Trump seems to be more concerned with his “ratings” than U.S. foreign policy and managing the government. Welcome to the new America.
At This Rate, Kid Rock Will Be President Soon. What Are His Foreign-Policy Views?
Kid Rock is a true “American Bad Ass” who will never back down from a fight. Maybe that's why some Republicans think he should run for Senate.
Watch: Duterte’s Karaoke Performance Is Most Definitely the Wind Beneath Our Wings
But he should probably stick to his day job.
That Time Prince Said Islamic Countries Are ‘Fun’ and Other Highlights of the Pop Star’s International Dabblings
Beloved pop icon Prince refused to participate in the "We Are the World" charity recording and called for better relations with Moscow.
Indonesian Pop Singer Dies on Stage After Cobra Bite
Indonesian performers often use dramatic props on stage. This concert ended in tragedy.
You Can’t Always Get What You Want, But Cuba Gets a Free Rolling Stones Show
After being banned by the Cuban government, the Rolling Stones will perform their first-ever concert on the island Friday night.