Greece

Greece hopes Brexit will stir a renewed debate over Parthenon Marbles

More than 200 years ago, the British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire took a large part of the decorative marble sculptures and architecture off the outside of the Parthenon and brought them to London, where they now sit in the British Museum. For nearly 200 years, Greece has been asking for them back, to no avail. 

Sexuality

Some refugees use Grindr to find love — and money

Lawrence Alatrash fled his homeland in 2012, not only because of the developing Syrian civil war but also because of safety concerns due to his sexual orientation and gender identity. Now, at 25, he has the freedom to openly express his true self for the first time. 

Conflict

In refugee camps on Lesbos, single men can feel stuck

In the refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesbos, vulnerable refugees, such as pregnant women, older people or families with small children can have their asylum cases processed faster than single men, who often wait the longest for any answer on their applications. Some men feel ignored and stuck.

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Conflict & Justice

New York City's hijacked hashtag launches a global conversation on police brutality

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When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.

Sexuality

Some refugees use Grindr to find love — and money

Lawrence Alatrash fled his homeland in 2012, not only because of the developing Syrian civil war but also because of safety concerns due to his sexual orientation and gender identity. Now, at 25, he has the freedom to openly express his true self for the first time. 

Lifestyle & Belief

Learn authentic ethnic cuisine in an immigrant's kitchen

With more nationalities living together than any other place on earth, New York City is the world's melting pot. But what's melting inside all those pots? Imagine if you could visit some of the home cooks from around the world and learn the secret to Indian Tikka Masala or Greek Tiropita. The League of Kitchens aims to do just that.