For migrant farm workers in Vermont, not knowing the local language, little access to public transportation, and separation from home can be a recipe for isolation, depression and other mental hurdles. This comic book project highlights the mental health challenges of migration.
Susanna Zaraysky, speaker of nine languages, seems to be able to pick up French or Portuguese almost overnight. In reality, it’s not so effortless — but is she cognitively predisposed to attaining fluency in so many languages? We follow her to an MIT lab where researchers put her through a series of tests.
Since October, anti-government protesters have been in the streets demanding the fall of Lebanon’s sectarian-based government system. That hasn’t happened, but protesters say they’ve succeeded in creating and reclaiming public space.