In the 1980s and 90s, many young people of color grow up without much representation in literature or media. But today’s young adult books are bolder and willing to dive into complex, social justice issues.
"Occupied" is a new 10-episode drama airing on Norwegian TV this fall and it's caused quite a diplomatic stir. The show depicts a Russian invasion of Norway and they've taken over the Nordic country's oil supply. The Russian Embassy in Oslo has criticized the show for its Cold War scare tactics.
Investigators are looking into a suspicious post on the message board site 4chan that they believe may be connected to the shooting in Oregon on Thursday. But many don't know the strangely noble origins of the message board it was posted on.
There's something missing from most of the media coverage about the murderous attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo: the very cartoons that may have provoked the attack. And the decision to hold them back has sparked a fierce debate in the media world.
After British media reported that Prime Minister David Cameron spoke in private about the "traditional submissiveness" of Muslim women, he was set straight by large group of smart (and sarcastic) women of the Islamic faith.
Gary Shteyngart was born in the former Soviet Union. He moved to the US along with his family when he was seven years-old. On New Year’s Eve 2014, he had an idea: what would it be like if he spent a week watching just Russian state TV?