Just about everyone playing with the Boston Hurricanes has roots in China, which is no coincidence — it’s the rules. The game started in the city parks and alleyways of Chinatowns, but it’s reached the suburbs as Chinese American communities change.
Robbie Robertson considers himself a storyteller. He says he learned that at the Six Nations Indian Reserve. "I witnessed elders who told stories that just went right deep into my soul," Robertson said.
Venice is a place with a long tradition of convincing outsiders of its uniqueness. This tradition may continue to shape the way the world sees the city today — and could be what ends up helping the city survive.
The majority of Durga Vahini members come from traditional backgrounds as Hindu wives and mothers. After joining the group — often through a close relative or friend — some say they find voice, solidarity and empowerment as protectors of Hinduism.