When we began writing “Rest in My Shade, a poem about roots,” my co-author Danna Masad and I thought about illustrating it, or using photographs, to bring the words to life. Instead, we decided to use existing Palestinian art to

I’ve had one fist-fight in my life. It happened when I was ogling three girls who had climbed, semi-provocatively, on top of a long desk in our 6th grade classroom. A prepubescent boy—a rival—moved to take my spot. We jockeyed

There’s a fearsome female taking the underground horror fiction scene by storm, and rumor has it she is quite the force. She conquers with the might of a demigoddess and endures long after her opponents have faded into time and

Introduction Alick Bartholomew, author of The Spiritual Life of Water, describes four geologic periods when forests thrived on this planet. The first was the Carboniferous, 350 million years ago, when land vertebrates established. The second was the Jurassic, 170 million years

Book Review and Interview with Author Jonathan Greenberg What if, after the political horrors and social cruelties of his first presidential term, Donald Trump should win the 2020 election?  That is the premise of  Jonathan Greenberg’s new book America 2034: Utopia

When you watch a terrifying or heartbreaking documentary, are you moved to do something more than just "share" the news on Twitter and Instagram? Participant Media is trying to discover what films work on the people's social conscience and what films

Imagine you lived in a house with 100 people. Or, to be more precise, with 25 children, 66 mid-aged adults, 9 senior citizens

The UK Government just released a report that looks at the quality of different types of schools in Lagos Nigeria. The government wanted to know how our schools compare to others. It’s an important subject because international policy makers need

A key question is raging around Bob Woodward's new book “Fear: Trump in the White House”, published by Simon & Schuster on September 11: Did Bob Woodward wildly exaggerate and fabricate findings or is the Trump White House, and more

Imagine you lived in a house with 100 people. Or, to be more precise, with 25 children, 66 mid-aged adults, 9 senior citizens

Our industrial society, ever since it began, has spawned fierce critics. Two of the best known lived in America: the transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau and the economist Thorstein Veblen. Thoreau gave us the definitive masterpiece of life in the woods

Editor's Note: Amara Lakhous, born in 1970 in Algiers of Berber parents, moved to Italy in 1995 with a philosophy degree and a manuscript in Arabic in his luggage. In 1999, that manuscript (translated) was published  under the title "Le

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