Fanon was brutally honest in his criticism of militants and Africa’s post-independence elites.
Did Paul McCartney, right, and Ringo Starr hire Peter Jackson for a rescue operation?
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In their press rounds, director Peter Jackson and Paul McCartney have been eager to recast the legacy of the band’s final years.
Explosions outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Aug. 26, 2021, worsened the devastation in Afghanistan.
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Hiding the suffering and deaths of some from public view while showing others implies that certain lives are more valuable.
Demi Lovato and other pop stars are increasingly opening up about their trauma.
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Unloading about trauma and mental illness is in vogue. But like undressing, it centers musicians’ vulnerabilities at the expense of their artistry.
Salvadoran president Nayib Bukele promised voters change. Instead, he seems to be reviving El Salvador’s authoritarian past.
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El Salvador ‘is inching back toward its authoritarian past’ after President Nayib Bukele fired five supreme court justices and the attorney general – essentially the only checks on his power.
Today’s sex scenes are, first and foremost, fun.
Some critics are complaining that sex scenes have vanished from cinema. But they’re still very much present – in all their awkward, perverse glory.
The storm over the construction of the grand mosque in Strasbourg has been long brewing.
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Strasbourg officials are within their right to allow public funds to be used to build what may be the largest mosque in Europe. But that hasn’t stopped the backlash
Hindu devotees attend evening prayers on the banks of the Ganges River during the religious Kumbh Mela festival in Haridwar, India.
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Kumbh Mela, a Hindu pilgrimage that started earlier this month in India, has survived wars and famine since its origin. But the biggest threat has been the spread of illness – back then as now.
Ice with a slice of history.
The history of ice in drinks goes back to antiquity. But it only really got going when a Bostonian started exporting ice to the British in colonial India.
A colorful vintage cartoon greeting card depicts a caricature of a soldier receiving a message from the ‘Pigeon Express’.
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A professor of comedy examines holiday cards in times of struggles. They aren’t all sad.
Muslim schools can provide a place for girls to study while wearing headscarves.
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School reforms pushed by French President Emmanuel Macron are aimed at pushing Muslim students into public schools. An expert explains why this may be the wrong approach.
Actress Claire Danes playing CIA officer Carrie Mathison, who struggles with mental illness, on the set of ‘Homeland.’
Despite recent social movements that have garnered greater inclusivity in the arts, disabled actors are still waiting for their moment in the spotlight.
With concert halls shut down, classical musicians are turning to online streaming.
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A composer and performer talks about the impact of the pandemic on classical music performances and his experience composing in isolation.
‘Maa Bharati On Coronavirus’
Goddesses have traditionally protected against sickness and cured the ill, according to Hindu belief. More recently they have been coopted to combat AIDS and traffic deaths.
Maine’s Penobscot River flows freely where the Veazie Dam once stood. Dam removals have reopened the river to 12 native fish species.
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Thousands of dams across the US are aging and overdue for maintenance. Taking them down can revive rivers, restore fish runs and create new opportunities for tourism and outdoor activities.
Who broke up with whom?
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Unbridled ambition and bruised egos created an irreparable fissure.
Street gangs that operate with impunity make El Salvador one of the world’s most violent countries. Few murders are ever solved.
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A new Human Rights Watch report finds many Salvadoran deportees are killed once home, often by the gangs they fled. Rampant impunity means El Salvador can’t protect vulnerable people from violence.
Old-growth forests prevailed in New England for thousands of years.
Evidence shows Native Americans in New England lived lightly on the land for thousands of years. It wasn’t until Europeans arrived that the landscape experienced major human impacts.
Students in an advanced bachelor’s degree seminar in the Bard Prison Initiative at Eastern New York Correctional Facility.
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A scholar who has taught in prison weighs in on ‘College Behind Bars,’ which airs Nov. 25 and 26 on PBS. The documentary prompts viewers to consider the importance of higher education in prison.
El Salvador’s new president is the latest Salvadoran leader to order a police crackdown on street gangs like MS-13 and Barrio 18.
Trump officials plan to send asylum seekers from the US to El Salvador while their claims are processed. That would expose these vulnerable people to grave dangers, says a political violence expert.