In the Philippines, many are abandoning the Catholic Church and going shopping. So the Church is going where the shoppers are. It’s holding Mass at the malls. John Otis reports from Manila.
The World’s Adeline Sire has curated an exploration of the creative output unleashed by the revolutions in the Arab world.
A post-Fukushima effort to crowdsource radiation data in Japan has since become the largest source of radiation data in the country. And it’s now set to expand to other parts of the world. Catherine Winter reports from Tokyo.
There’s a new study out about the risk of ocean pollution caused by shipwrecks. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has come up with a map of the many, many shipwrecks that dot US coastal waters.
Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founding member of the 60s rock band The Doors, has died aged 74. Marco Werman gives Manzarek a send-off with some of the sounds he helped influence from Togo, Nigeria and Cuba.
Myanmar has undergone dramatic political change. Myanmar President Thein Sein is hoping that will mean more US investment in his country. But, American companies are going to face some challenges in Myanmar. Patrick Winn is a reporter with Global Post and has been covering the changes there.
Reporter Phillip Martin has been investigating human trafficking in various parts of the world and in Vietnam he found a glimmer of hope, as a young woman who was kidnapped and sold to a brothel in China, returns to her family.
Every now and then, we like to send our reporters to local record shops in different parts of the world to find out what’s hot there. We sent The World’s Jason Margolis to a shop in São Paulo, Brazil, and he sent us this report.
Domestic workers are sometimes called the world’s largest “invisible” workforce. In the US, many of these workers are immigrants and women. This final story in our series is from Boston, where domestic workers and their employers are testing new ways to settle disputes that might not involve a courtroom.
If you’re mad about something on TV, in a magazine or even a radio program like The World, you can write to us. But if you’re the subject of a political cartoon or caricature and you disagree with it, what do you do? It’s that sense of helplessness that prompted The Nation’s longtime editor and publisher Victor Navasky to write a book out the power of cartoons.
Being gay in Brazil has long been something of a paradox. Gay culture is openly celebrated at events like Rio’s Carnival. But being gay can bring taunting and ostracism. There’s one place though where it’s okay to be openly gay: the beach.
New York City-based composer Kevin James’s Vanishing Languages Project explores the musicality in four endangered languages.
There’s a new attraction in Berlin: Barbie – The Dreamhouse Experience. It’s a massive pink building with a giant pink high-heeled shoe out front. Even though it just opened on Thursday, it’s been drawing protests for weeks now. Protesters say Barbie’s Berlin Dreamhouse represents a backward image for women in Germany. Susan Stone reports on the controversy.
Language news with Cartoon Queen Carol and Patrick. We discuss the future of Yoruba, wine flavors in Chinese, some great subtitled TV dramas that Americans are missing out on and much more.
The sounds of the fighting in Syria can be heard clearly and often from Alonei Habashan. Residents are more careful about hiking in the area. They are sure to coordinate with the Israeli army when they go on long walks. They are also applying for permits to keep weapons in their homes.