Stories about The Bridge from 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.
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.
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."
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?
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.
What Gardening Has Taught Me About Civic Responsibility
Our Trinidad-based Caribbean editor has learned a lot of things in her garden. She shares eight seeds that germinated into her civic consciousness here.
How a Jewish-American Author's Facebook Page Became a Hub for Citizen Reporting on Gaza
Naomi Wolf and her growing 79,000 followers are curating and verifying content as well as sifting through the propaganda and media bias on Gaza.
Israel, Gaza, War & Data – The Art of Personalizing Propaganda
While war rages on the ground in Gaza and across Israeli skies, there’s an all-out information war unraveling in social networked spaces.