If you ask the average student, “What is the biggest problem that the world faces today?” more often than not they will answer with the following two issues: (1) the detrimental effect of social media on society as a whole

Italian politics is notoriously complex and unfathomable. One reason is that Italy often ventures in uncharted waters, foreshadowing the future. Today, Italy is the first big democracy in the West where social media gave birth to a leading party, the Five

Back in 2010, when we first became parents, my husband and I made a decision regarding social media that seemed minor compared to the life-altering responsibility of caring for our new little guy, and all the major parenting choices we

Editor's Note: This is the second of a two-part interview. The first part was published on the 26th of April and can be found here. In the Photo:  A sniper belonging to the Kurdish special forces takes aim during a small

EDITOR'S Note: This is the Part I of an interview with photojournalist, Rick Findler. Part II is available here.  Since the invention of photography, the profession of photojournalism has been a silent witness to the dramatic turns our world has undergone

THIS PIECE IS AUTHORED BY ANNIS PRATT. ANNIS IS AN ENVIRONMENTAL NOVELIST AND ACTIVIST. SHE HOLDS A PHD IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND HAS TAUGHT AT EMORY UNIVERSITY, SPELMAN COLLEGE, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON. I am a progressive Democrat. The first

Social media: it's the not-so-new technology that has shaped and ingrained itself in nearly every industry in the world. It's a force that can give one a competitive edge in a job interview (having a certain desirable number of followers

AND WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT Fake news is emotionally-charged bits of disinformation. And, in large numbers and constantly repeated – online, news travels fast and far –  it can be lethal.  As was chillingly demonstrated by the murder of

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