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One Woman’s Fight to Claim Her ‘Blackness’ in Brazil

The experience of a young lawyer raises difficult questions about race, belonging, and the bureaucracy of affirmative action in a country lauded for its egalitarian history.

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The 1980s American Soap Opera That Explains How Russia Feels About Everything

A look at the peculiar obsession with “Santa Barbara” in the post-Soviet experience.

Abdul Karim from Nigeria pursues a B.Sc in Information Technology from NIMS, Jaipur.

Out of India

A wave of brutal violence against visiting college students is forcing the country to examine its racism problem.

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German Philosophy Has Finally Gone Viral. Will That Be Its Undoing?

A new generation of rockstar philosophers are taking the discipline to the masses. But their TED Talks, TV shows, and best-sellers might be ruining it forever.

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The 1980s American Soap Opera That Explains How Russia Feels About Everything

A look at the peculiar obsession with “Santa Barbara” in the post-Soviet experience.

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We Are (Still) Living in an Orwellian World

Surveillance, drones, and never-ending wars have given new global resonance to the works of George Orwell.

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Donald Trump Has Made America a Back-Row Kid

The days of other countries looking to the United States for leadership are coming to an end.

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For the Love of Welsh Rarebit

In a politically correct era, is it ever OK to crave colonialist cuisine?

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The Things They Carried: The Afghan Field Medic

On the frontlines of war, there are only the briefest of moments to save lives—or lose them.

The Exchange

Syrian residents of the rebel-held town of Douma, on the outskirts of the capital Damascus, break their fast with the "iftar" meal on a heavily damaged street on June 18, 2017, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
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Can Stories About Food Upend Familiar Narratives of War?

Refugees are often portrayed as helpless victims — reporting on culture and cuisine is one way to tell the whole story.

The Final Word

Zeina, who did not want to give her last name, takes part in a protest against US President Donald Trump outside the White House on February 4, 2017, in Washington, DC.  
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Reza Aslan Argues: There Is No Divide Between Islam and American Culture

The American Muslim community is growing into a dynamic group — one that is firmly planted in the U.S. tradition of individualism.

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Farewell, Lebanon’s First Brewery

A derelict beer factory stirs social divides in Beirut.

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The Elephant in the Comedy Club

A troupe of popular young comics avoids mixing humor and politics in Rwanda.

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Happy Birthday, Marie Jana Korbelova

The Czech Embassy celebrates one of its own.

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The Diplomacy of Dog Walking in Russia

Meet the woman in Moscow caring for the U.S. canines of state.

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