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Reflections On The Vietnamese Diaspora

Andrew Lam | Posted 10.29.2012 | Travel
Andrew Lam

Eight years a PBS film crew in a TV series called "My Journey Home" followed me back to Vietnam, and in Dalat, a small city on a high plateau full of pine trees and waterfalls and pristine lakes, they coaxed me into revisiting my childhood home. The quaint pinkish villa on top of a hill was by then abandoned, its garden overrun with elephant grass and wildflowers.

'Facebook Killer' Falls Short

TechCrunch | Posted 08.27.2012 | Technology

It was a good run, but it looks like the founders of Diaspora have reached the end of the road — at least for their full-time leadership of the proj...

Lebanon as the Example in War and Peace

Claude Salhani | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Claude Salhani

In its economic heyday Lebanon was touted as the example of what a modern Middle Eastern nation should look like. Today, as other nations in the region, among them Syria, face similar problems the country is again being pointed to as the example to follow.

When My Mother's Cooking Becomes a Global Ph(o)nomenon

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Andrew Lam

Like the country whose history is one of being conquered by foreign powers and whose people must constantly adapt to survive, the soup has roots in so many heritages yet retains a distinctive Vietnamese taste.

Jews In The Diaspora Are Not Partial Jews: A Response To A.B. Yehoshua

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion
Carlo Strenger

I personally do not know what it means to be a complete or a partial Jew; moreover, I reject any demand that I need to live a full rather than a partial Jewish existence.

Your Wad Is My Bond: Are Diaspora Bonds Worth the Risk for Diaspora Africans?

Dele Meiji Fatunla | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
Dele Meiji Fatunla

Where remittances are often sent in response to family and community needs, diaspora bonds are a direct investment in the economy at the national level. Even though they are being explored for the first time by African governments, the idea of issuing diaspora bonds is not new.

The Diaspora To The Rescue In Greece... Well, Almost

Gregory C. Pappas | Posted 03.03.2012 | World
Gregory C. Pappas

Watching heart-wrenching stories about destitute Greeks coping with the crisis that has consumed the nation isn't exactly what I had in mind when I journeyed home for the holidays.

The Jewish American Gut-Check

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 02.14.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

A fascinating thing has transpired in the 63-year-old relationship between the Israeli Jewish population and their brethren in America. The latter have just realized their days are numbered.

Israel's Ex-Pat Ad Campaign: A Canadian Jew Reacts

Brent E. Sasley | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Brent E. Sasley

Perhaps Canadian Jews accept the importance of Israel to their identity more readily than American Jews. Still, Americans should not be surprised by the campaign. It reflects a decades-old tension within Zionism.

Social Networking Pioneer Dies At 22

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 11.16.2011 | Technology

Ilya Zhitomirskiy, one of the young co-founders behind social network Diaspora*, passed away suddenly on Saturday, TechCrunch has confirmed. No de...

Philanthropy and Economic Development Boosted by Global Irish Tribe

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly President Bill Clinton gave the keynote address at the second Global Irish Economic Forum in Dublin Castle Oct. 8. The Forum is an Ir...

Armenia's Exodus Leaves Behind Villages Inhabited Only By Women

Posted 10.10.2011 | World

An estimated 60,000 Armenians are leaving their country each year in search of a better life, and the mass exodus has caused a startling new trend: wh...

Diaspora Development

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 07.24.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Whether infrastructure bonds or direct philanthropy, tapping into the profits from Diaspora-based donor kebab stands is a development idea with a lot of meat on it.

The Anti-Facebook Revolution

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

Facebook is too crowded to be a home and too familiar to be a street. It's an "eternal, illusory party." And some have decided to crash it.

Collective Creativity: Tapping Into the Irish Diaspora and Beyond

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Reporters Uncensored

By Maura Kelly "IRISH people have a long and proud tradition of creativity. From the poems of Yeats to the invention of Boolean Algebra - the foundat...

Hope for Haiti's Unemployed

Amanda Lin Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amanda Lin Costa

Great ideas always come out of MIT. This one isn't any different. Konbit is a service that allows anyone to call a phone number in Haiti toll-free a...

Travel the World Without Leaving Home

Alastair Humphreys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Alastair Humphreys

Mulling over why I enjoy traveling, I realized that you don't need to head to the end of the world. This year, I've decided to experiment with exploring the world without leaving home.

Have Yourself An Elena Kagan Christmas (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
George Heymont

Should anyone be surprised that this Friday, on Christmas Eve, Laemmle's Royal Theatre in West Los Angeles will host a sing-along screening of Fiddler...

Ireland Must Now Hit the Reset Button -- A View From the Diaspora

Niall O'Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Niall O'Dowd

There is no great shame in Ireland's situation. What would be shameful would be to forget to remember the failings that caused the entire spiral in the first place.

FIRST LOOK: The 'Privacy Aware' Facebook Alternative

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Developers have been given their first glimpse of a community-funded and open alternative to Facebook. Diaspora describes itself as a "privacy-awar...

'Privacy Aware' Facebook Competitor To Launch In September | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Open-source social network Diaspora is set to launch on Sept. 15, the service's creators announced in Thursday blog post. But can it do battle with Fa...

American Jews Without Israel, Israel Without U.S. Jews

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bradley Burston

Once, long ago, my friend and I bandied the concept of what American Judaism would be like if there were no Israel, and what Israel would be like if there were no American Jews.

The American Jew's Dilemma

Sara Reef | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sara Reef

Do I have the right to judge or criticize actions which Israel initiates? Within the international community, there is only a small distinction between an American Jew and an Israeli.

Vijay Iyer's Life in Music: "Striving is the Backstory..." (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Christopher Lydon

Vijay Iyer brings rare stuff to jazz piano, starting with a Brahmin Indian name and heritage, and a Yale degree in physics. Gujarati stick dances and ...

Facebook Alternatives: 9 Other Social Networks You Could Join

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook's new, more permissive privacy policy has triggered a backlash among users, who are frustrated by how much and how widely their personal info...