Craig Spencer set off a panic in New York City when he was diagnosed with Ebola last October, accused of reckless behavior by politicians and the media. Now recovered Spencer speaks out against the hysteria that followed his diagnosis in an exclusive interview with WNYC.
King Abdullah of Jordan has promised a "relentless war" against ISIS after the gruesome murder of a captured Jordanian Air Force pilot. Two Islamists on death row in Jordan were executed this morning in apparent response, and the pilot's father has called for more. But how united is Jordan?
The Americans, the British and the French closed their embassies in Yemen this week. Iona Craig, who lived in Yemen for years, says that while Western governments were concerned about safety, they were also showing their dissatisfaction with the Houthis, the group that overthrew Yemen's government.
I want to preserve, to stave off the generational attrition of culture. I want to celebrate loudly, bombastically, and unapologetically, like my parents did in Taiwan. Should I do something, maybe wear red, go out? Or stay at home and just watch Netflix?
ISIS has threatened to kill two hostages: an air force pilot from Jordan and a freelance journalist from Japan. Now Jordan has proposed a prisoner exchange, but will the deal satisfy ISIS? Can it happen soon enough?
Coptic Christians are a minority in their ancient home of Egypt — and they're an even bigger minority when they come to the US. So a church in Hayward, California has become a haven for preserving their culture, and ancient language, in a new home.
Four years on from the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan's contanimated zone is still off limits for residents and visitors. But a new bus route gives former residents at least a glimpse of their old lives in the polluted areas, which may be off limits for decades longer.
"I’ll never feel the same about berries,'' says Seth Holmes. In “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies,” he describes the bone-crushing work that he and Mexican migrant workers did to put fruit and vegetables on your table.
Seeing The News: The selfie is ubiquitous. But when should you just take in your surroundings? And, recruits in Mariupol, Ukraine, are practicing daily shelling drills. Also, how do you make your new country home? Adriana Zehbrauskas says take pictures.
This graphic doesn’t begin to encapsulate the tragic particularities of recent weather events and conflicts around the world, but it brings my commute to work — and hopefully yours — into a bit of perspective.