Last month I wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about the difference between how Americans and Russians respond to the question, “How are you?”
My inbox exploded. People from all over the world wrote to tell me how they were. I learned that Russians are not the only ones who take “How are you?” literally. The same holds true for Chinese, Israelis, and very grumpy Americans.
For years, Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo has been performing and pushing for social change in Africa. That push for change continues in her new album, “Eve.”
The protests in Kiev have been going on for months. For a while, things seemed to die down. But in recent days, things have deteriorated to the point where we’re seeing running street battles and dozens of people killed. How did Ukraine get here?
DJ in the house! Betto Arcos is here to tell us about three musicians from Uruguay.
Storify: Slice of Ukrainian life away from the stand-off in Crimea
"Bunyun Velo, stories of bicycle trips around the world. And stuff I dream about while parked in front of a computer all day long…" -Producer Bradley Campbell
Visit Bunyan Velo online at bunyanvelo.com. Bunyan Velo is a quarterly collection of photographs, essays, and stories celebrating the simple pleasures of traveling by bicycle. This issue’s contributors bring us along for the ride as they explore roads familiar and unknown, from one of my favorite places here in Minneapolis, to dirt trails and dunes across the Western United States, to long and winding routes spanning far-off places like Lesotho, Peru, Morocco, and beyond.
Despite the tense geopolitical standoff, for many in Crimea, life goes on.
From multimedia producer Shefali Kulkarni:
Part of my day last week was sifting through thousands of clips of Korean Dramas from DramaFever. We got permission to post a handful of them. This was a clip that we didn’t post on the web post but got the OK to use. It’s a soap opera called ‘Heirs’ and it’s about wealthy Korean students and it takes place, part of the time, in California.
Here’s the final story that Shefali helped produce: "Your Next Big Addictive TV Series Could be from South Korea"