Lifestyle & Belief

Inside Gay Pakistan

It's a country where sex outside marriage is illegal, and gay sexual activity is punishable by death but freelance reporter Mobeen Azhar has just completed a documentary on gay subcultures in Pakistan. He has discovered a more complex reality.

Lifestyle & Belief

Six Stories of Hope in the Middle East

It's hard listening to any news coming from the Middle East. Just when you think it can't get any worse, it does. But hang on. That's not the full story. Anchor Marco Werman talks with Max Fisher about six pieces of good news from the Middle East.

Arts, Culture & Media

India Food Subsidies and Maharaja Macs

Virginia-based reporter Deepak Singh is visiting family in Lucknow, India this summer. A trip to a McDonald's restaurant with his 4-year-old daughter got him thinking about hunger in his home country and in his adopted one. He sent this personal essay.


Arts, Culture & Media

From babes to babushkas

Russia is known for its beautiful women. Many have reached supermodel status. But there's another phenomenom in Russia: slim elegant beauties aging fairly quickly into plump babushkas. How does it happen? Reporter Jessica Golloher decided to find out.

Lifestyle & Belief

Life in Iraq

For the Iraqi people, life might be less dangerous now than it was at the height of the insurgency. But it's still a daily challenge. Reporter Farnaz Fassihi covered Iraq for the Wall Street Journal from 2002 to 2006.


The Price of Colombian Coal

The U.S. imports a lot of coal from Colombia, and the life of a coal miner there is hard, to say the least. But the miners are not the only ones who are impacted by Colombia's coal-mining industry. Steven Dudley reports for PRI's The World.

Lifestyle & Belief

Women's rights in Syria

The position of women in Syria is a mixed bag. Women there have made progress in the professional realm, but not so much on the home front. The World's Aaron Schachter reports from Damascus.

Lifestyle & Belief

Swine flu in Mexico

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Jorge Milke a businessman who lives just outside Mexico City about how life for him and his family has been altered over the last few days since the outbreak of the swine flu.

Lifestyle & Belief

Not enough time

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Simon Chapple, editor of a report released today by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, that looked at what people in 18 nations do with their time - and how much of it is spent on leisure activities.