Under a sporadically enforced law in Thailand, it is risky to say anything flattering about alcohol on social media. You can’t hold up a bottle of bourbon in a selfie and grin. Or show off a pint glass with a Heineken logo.
Almost 30 years after moving to Ghana, Mona Boyd celebrates Juneteenth. This year, Boyd is reflecting on the meaning of Juneteenth in the context of the latest swell of activism against racism in the United States.
Author, editor and literary critic John Freeman’s new volume of poetry, “The Park,” explores how the public Luxembourg Gardens can be a refuge and provide access to beauty for some while excluding others.
In Russia and the Philippines, convictions of an ex-marine and journalist are raising concern. The police killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta has reignited protests. Rising COVID-19 cases in Beijing has prompted new lockdowns, while US states are seeing huge jumps in infections. In New Zealand, sports fans returned to a stadium for a rugby match.