Stories about Ideas from July, 2016
Japanese on the Move: Life Stories of Transmigration
What is it like to call two countries home? What makes migrants move in the first place and how do they settle in a new society? Where do they belong?
How Economic Hardship Pushed a Tiny Town in Macedonia Into Becoming Pro-Trump
The news that the owners of a number of pro-Trump websites are Macedonians from the little town of Veles came as a surprise to many.
This Classic Ukrainian Cartoon Can Help Parents Talk About Human Trafficking
Thanks to YouTube, almost half a century after it was first created, the Ukrainian cartoon series "How the Cossacks.." is making a global comeback.
A Golden Age for Cow Urine in India
"We boycott the cow slaughter industry for a year. The saved $ purchases cows. We separate the gold from the cow urine. Hapi economics."
After the Nice Attack, a Chance for Us to Respect the Pain Everywhere, Together
"Please, today, let us just stay in the now. Let us respect grieving families and friends and in so doing, let us also pay tribute to the other tragedies before."
The Fascinating World of Cold War-Era Hungarian Cartoons
Learn about some of the animated cartoons to come out of Hungary, from the darkly satirical "Gustav" to the family-friendly "Hungarian Folk Tales."
Can Fact-Checking Save Democracy—and Journalism as We Know It?
In the age of copy-paste disinformation, the need for formal fact-checking is more critical than ever.
If I Had a Gun
"When I think about the times I've been attacked or threatened or I've seen violence, I can't think of one instance when a gun would have improved the outcome."
European Memes, the Hilarious Antidote to the Shock and Uncertainty of Brexit
In the aftermath of Brexit, relations between the UK and EU are in a shambles. The Twitterverse, however, remains united in hilarious transnationality.
Nurse, Restaurant Owner and Motorbike Taxi Driver: Fatoumata Diaby Is a Symbol of Mali's Resilience
An interview with Fatoumata Diaby, who is breaking gender stereotypes and inspiring others with her entrepreneurial spirit.
Defying Police Harassment, the Macedonian Colorful Revolutionaries Continue to Chant “Freedom”
Detainments, "spectacular arrests" and other forms of intimidation are being used against Colorful Revolution protesters, who refuse to back down in the face of harassment and abuse of power.
Technology, Engineering and Incredible Discoveries Mark the Panama Canal Expansion
"The Panama Canal I visited is now a tiny little canal compared to what's being inaugurated today."