Free speech is not for the faint of heart. Nor is it for those who are easily offended, readily intimidated or who need everything wrapped in a neat ...
While the main trend in Berlin after the Wall came down was for all of the city to become influenced by the freer public sphere that existed on the Checkpoint Charlie side, in Hong Kong, the opposite kind of trend, that of a free zone getting more constrained rather than a controlled becoming less controlled.
I'll admit it. I had the album. I really thought it was cool. The rugged truck on the cover, the first cowboy boots I'd ever seen in my life, Californian born and raised. The name of the CD painted with whitewash, white on black, right there on the driver's side door: Whitey Ford Sings the Blues.
Ai Weiwei's retrospective at London's Royal Academy of Art came to a close in December. In it, the Chinese artist showed a range of works that address...
What remains to be seen is whether 2016 will bring more of the same or whether "we the people" will wake up from our somnambulant states.
Shamsia Hassani barely speaks above a whisper when she tells the story of holding her mother's hand as the opera house crumbled around her after being bombed by the Taliban.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an exciting, poetic tale, incorporating many of the same issues of racism and intolerance that we still grapple with today. First published in 1884, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has stood the test of time.
When I covered civil rights stories in the 1960s, we reporters were warmly welcomed to black churches and meeting places where protests were organized, often preceded by hymns and inspirational oratory.
On opposite sides of the Red Sea, Yemen spirals deeper into civil war and chaos, while Eritrea accepts foreign cash and commodities for its support in...
For Donald Trump or anyone else to single out the negative, destructive, and, yes, evil passages of the Quran (or how some sects or cults within Islam co-opt, distort, and attempt to hijack the overall messages) without doing so as well with the holy books of Judaism and Christianity demonstrates a hierarchical double standard.
When my older kids were little, before my youngest was born, my then-boyfriend now husband sculptor Sabin Howard and I took them, and his daughter, to...
Twitter polls have become all the rage and I am continuing to take full advantage of them by fully engaging the public on both current events and some of the greater dilemmas of our time.
Today's students' equating of hurt feelings with scarring wounds is a departure that leads to dangerous overreaction. When unwelcome ideas are decried in the language of pain and injury, the impulse to suppress them -- rather than to challenge and debate them -- can be irresistible.
The Mizzou professor caught on camera trying to stop student journalists from reporting in a public space issued an apology for her actions, and it's a wholly self-serving insincere joke that only underscores how little she thinks she did wrong.
From the early hours on, a large police force, including plainclothes officers, assembled at the gates of the headquarters of Bugün and Kanalturk TV and two dailies -- Bugün and Millet -- which belong to Koza İpek Holding
"Feeding myself through writing made me fall in love with literature."