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Poetry Dec 11This Palestinian poem on Jerusalem is finding new life
The work of Mahmoud Darwish -- who died in 2008 and is widely considered the preeminent modern Palestinian poet -- has found new resonance since President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will move its embassy to Jerusalem, officially recognizing…
Arts Dec 04Thousands are missing in Syria. A new exhibit bears witness to their absence
When Mansour Omari was released from Syrian prison in 2013, he carried precious cargo in the folds of his shirt. Sewn into his clothes were five worn pieces of cloth containing the names of his 82 cellmates, carefully inscribed using…
World Nov 23What you need to know about Saudi Arabia’s tensions with Lebanon
The ongoing conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran is the centerpoint of the current crisis, according to some experts.
Arts Nov 17Is Instagram killing our museum culture or reinventing it?
Participants in a recent study said they'd much rather be entertained than educated, and preferred social interactions at museum exhibits over quiet reflection.
World Oct 18As Rohingya refugees continue to flee from persecution, here’s how you can help
More than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled their homes since August to escape systematic violence at the hands of government soldiers in Myanmar. The U.N. has called the actions taken by Myanmar forces against the group “a textbook…
Nation Oct 16How you can help California wildfire victims
Fierce winds that have fanned the flames of more than 14 wildfires raging through Northern California are beginning to die down this week. As of Monday, the fires had left 41 dead, 213,000 acres burned and 5,700 structures destroyed.
Nation Oct 10Wildfires are sweeping through California. Here’s what you need to know
One Cal Fire official called this multiplicity of fires “unprecedented.”…
Nation Oct 095 overlooked stories that are worth your time
The latest on protests in St. Louis, a plague sweeping Madagascar and other stories you may have missed in the rush of news.
World Oct 06Nuclear disarmament coalition wins the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) for drawing "attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based…
World Oct 025 important stories you may have missed
With the rush of news about the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, and the continuing recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, these five stories may have slipped under your radar.