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.
Richard Renaldi spent seven years bringing strangers together, getting them to embrace, to grab hands, even to share a quick kiss. Then he took pictures of the scenes — surprising scenes of difference and sameness, rolled into one.
Reporter Rhitu Chatterjee woke up yesterday in New Delhi to the sound of something she hasn’t heard in years — a radio broadcast heralding the start of the Hindu religious festival of Mahalaya. It turns out the program has been the exact same recording for decades, uniting generations of Bengalis.
When does sharing information about Ebola simply spread fear? That's the balance health care reporters in developed countries are trying to strike as they report on the spread of the disease but acknowledge the extremely low risks outside of West Africa.
Not many people would bring a sketch pad to a war zone instead of a camera, but Richard Johnson has drawn his way through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he's turning his attention to "Drawing up the Drawdown" as the US effort in Afghanistan comes to an end.
Jon Stewart's The Daily Show is a cultural touchstone for millions of Americans. But last year, Stewart took some time off from the show, to produce a movie — real, not satire. And he did it mostly on a whim. With that accomplished, Stewart is beginning to look at the future, but he's holding his cards close.
As a young actor, Maz Jobrani took whatever work he could get — even stereotypical and insulting roles as a terrorist. Now he's trying to bring more nuance to American culture's view of Muslims and Middle Easterners.
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.
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?