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India's 500-Year-old Heritages Being Defaced by Graffiti

AsiaToday | Posted 02.12.2017 | World

[An inside view of the heritage Agra Fort in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The walls are covered with graffiti, blocking visitors from seeing the...

The unintended consequences of UNESCO world heritage listing

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.11.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

UNESCO-listed heritage site Machu Picchu attracts around 1,000 tourists a day. Rodrigo Argenton/Wikipedia, CC BY-NC Chloé Maurel, Centre national de...

Opeth: 'It's Bittersweet To Come Up With Great Music'

FaceCulture | Posted 12.01.2016 | Entertainment

Ever since their debut album Orchid was released in 1995 the Swedish progressive metal band Opeth has spent a large part of its time on the road. Now ...

How a 2,700-year-old piece of papyrus super-charged the debate over UNESCO and Jerusalem

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.15.2016 | Religion
The Conversation Global

Jerusalem is mentioned on this 2,700-year-old papyrus. Shai Halevi/IAA Michael Langlois, Université de Strasbourg On October 26 2016, the Israel An...

Cultural Appropriation - Thank You Lionel Shriver

Sherry Bronson | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
Sherry Bronson

I wish I could speak with ironclad certainty about the right of fiction writers to portray anyone, from any culture, in any way we wish. In her opening address at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Lionel Shriver, a celebrated U.S. author, adamantly took that stance. Her argument appeared sound: the genre is fiction, therefore it's made up, imaginary, and nobody should take offense.

Is Foreign Policy For Sale?

Ben Barber | Posted 08.17.2016 | World
Ben Barber

We still know only a few details about the Clinton Foundation's relationship with the State Department under Hillary Clinton's stewardship. But it smells funny.

Grandmother's Mythic Kingdom

KidSpirit | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion

By contributing writer Noorjehan Asim for KidSpirit's Myth and Magic issue. I've always had a soft spot for the surreal. My fondest childhood memo...

Queer Futures, Fluent Chritian-ese

Drew Stafford Harper | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Drew Stafford Harper

I have found, since writing this book, an unexpected comfort in being around evangelical christians and their language. My old language.

Discovering a Lost Connection

Molly Jauhar | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Molly Jauhar

The teenager's comment replayed in my head throughout my adolescence. Before, I hadn't even given it a second thought that my skin color was different than that of my father's.

Protecting Cultural Heritage, One Act at a Time

Deborah Lehr | Posted 05.10.2016 | World
Deborah Lehr

This week's legislation is an important step towards the U.S. taking on the leadership mantle in the fight against looting and cultural destruction globally. The bill proposed by Representative Keating to strengthen the capability of customs and border enforcement in preventing the traffic in cultural property is another crucial step in this campaign.

Suddenly Amish: Katey Sagal's Roots Journey Takes a Buggy Turn

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.17.2017 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Many of us have heard of the "suddenly Jewish" phenomenon when someone raised as a gentile discovers their Jewish heritage, but actress and singer-son...

Irish Customs Carried Closely

Elaina O'Brien | Posted 04.07.2017 | Travel
Elaina O'Brien

Us Irish are a creature of habit. We have our ways, and are as happy as a pig in s**t when we get them. Whether we travel the world, or stay close to ...

New Season of 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Launching April 3rd

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.03.2017 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

The Emmy nominated series Who Do You Think You Are? returns this spring to follow more of today's most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark o...

Uncovering and Celebrating Ancestral Roots

Allison Gilbert | Posted 02.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

We are living in an exciting time, indeed historic, with the incredible advent of DNA testing being so readily accessible and affordable

Snapshots of New York's Adult Third Culture Kids

Rachel Waters | Posted 12.16.2016 | Arts
Rachel Waters

Third Culture Kid /THərd//ˈkəlCHər/ /kid/ noun: A person raised in a culture different from that of their parents for a large part of their childh...

The Language of My Mother

Nkem DenChukwu | Posted 12.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Nkem DenChukwu

When we teach, we learn. When we learn, we empower. And when we empower, we are unstoppable. I remember it like it was yesterday. The year was 2011...

Inked Heritage: Berber Women's Tattoos In Algeria

HuffPost Algeria | Sara Elkamel | Posted 11.12.2015 | World

In Algeria’s Aurès mountains, it was a tradition for Berber women to tattoo their bodies and faces. The shapes and symbols they used were both of c...

'No Really... What Are You?'

The Establishment | Posted 11.12.2016 | Women
The Establishment

I can almost feel my mother's heart break when I'm asked about my family history. I'm proud of my Filipino heritage, and proud to be an American, but when I think of the cost and loss my mother suffered, my pride is twinged with betrayal.

Craft in the Contemporary

Pioneers for Change | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

It is very important to me to work on reviving and sustaining craftsmanship, as artisans are the repositories of heritage traditions. We need to honor their knowledge and skill and ensure that they are given their dignity and due respect at the emotional and material level.

Best-Selling Author Lisa See Offers Valuable Chinese-American Genealogy Resource

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

"In all my novels, including the mysteries, I've written about history that has been lost, forgotten, or deliberately covered up. I've written about h...

Food Heritage: Why Culture Matters

Mansal Denton | Posted 10.22.2016 | Taste
Mansal Denton

Food is the life blood of maintaining culture and understanding how this came to be in America can help you to find your roots and let it guide you more intelligently.

On Being A Chinese-American Woman

Maria X. Liu | Posted 10.16.2016 | Women
Maria X. Liu

I want to be vocal about my experience in order to encourage others to do the same. The experience is one that needs to be collectively shared so that future generations will one day feel empowered and thus embrace their culture.

Honoring Hispanic Roots

American Heart Association | Posted 10.02.2016 | Latino Voices
American Heart Association

For many Hispanics, part of our cultural identity is connected to the music we heard in our family homes and the dances our families danced. Dancing is a way to be physically active and to be socially and culturally connected.

Gina Rodriguez Gracefully Corrects 'Hater' Who Said Latinos Use Their Heritage For 'Marketing'

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.07.2015 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez has dealt with her share of online discrimination, and the actress recently proved she isn't afraid to take twitter trolls head on. The...

Coming To America

Nkem DenChukwu | Posted 09.04.2016 | Black Voices
Nkem DenChukwu

No! This piece is not about Eddie Murphy and Asernio Hall "Coming to America." (Laughs) Your country of birth is not the same as your nationality. Wh...