Stories about Ideas from December, 2014
Macedonians ‘Hug’ Skopje Shopping Centre to Protect It From Baroque-isation
The Skopje 2014 project is a controversial and costly initiative that aims to give the city's buildings makeover in the neoclassical or baroque style.
Paddington Bear Gets His Peruvian ID
En una ceremonia simbólica, el oso Paddington
Bicycling 2,930 Kilometers for a Selfie With Uruguay's President José Mujica
After bicycling for 35 days accompanied only by his bike, 28-year old Brazilian Carlos Eduardo Lemos de Oliveira achieved his goal: he took a selfie with Uruguay's President José Mujica. Brasileiro tira ‘selfie’ com Mujica após pedalar cerca de 3 mil km até Uruguai http://t.co/FsaNyGNAmK #G1 pic.twitter.com/Fla6rfqc3f — G1 – Mundo...
Pakistanis Say #ReclaimYourMosques From Radicalism in Rare, Bold Protests
After the horrific Taliban attack on a military-run school in Peshawar that killed more than hundred and thirty students, a controversial cleric refused to condemn the massacre, sparking protests.
Gezi's Echo and the Battle for Public Spaces in Turkey
On December 13, Istanbul hosted Turkey's first Radical Democracy Urban Encounter. The forum is likely to become a focal point for people wanting to reclaim Turkey's politicised public spaces.
3 Videos Turn the Tables on Street Harassment of Women in Latin America
Street harassment is a reality that many women have to deal with in Latin America.
Contestants in This French Beauty Pageant Strike a Pose—With Their Cows
A French farmer organized a tongue-in-cheek beauty pageant on Facebook for "country girls only" as an answer to the glittery official Miss France pageant.
South Korea: Game Mocking the Airplane Nuts Fiasco
Korean Air Lines vice president has made numerous headlines, both locally and internationally, for her arrogant behavior on a recent flight out. She randomly accused a crew member of serving macadamia nuts ‘incorrectly’ and even she ordered a plane back to the gate to remove the crew member out of the plane. No wonder this sensational story has...
A Little Library That's Making a Big Difference in Grenada
The unassuming Mt. Zion library in the heart of St. George's is having a positive impact on the lives and literacy of young people in Grenada.
Movember's ‘Mo Bros’ — Now in India
In recent years, India has embraced "Movember" in a big way. It's charity, it's chic, and it's both literally and figuratively changing the face of men's health.