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Discussions of Freedom at the Istanbul Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 04.25.2017 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

"My documentary is on a man who goes naked," said a lively film student at the Istanbul Film Festival brunch, offered at the Goethe Institute. "He w...

For the Record -- Bharat Mata Is Not Goddess But Mother

Shammi Paranjape | Posted 04.05.2017 | Religion
Shammi Paranjape

I am Indian first and will remain so. Just as Western means you have core values of that culture, Indian should mean that you have core values of Indian culture.

Kaya Kwento

Mikaela Reyes | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact
Mikaela Reyes

When my friends come to me screaming, "I have kwento!" in the most Taglish accents they can muster, I always feel a jolt of excitement run through me. I approach them, eyes wide, ears open, ready to listen to their story.

When Will The Parenting Hate-Reads End?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 07.17.2012 | Parents

Written by Allison Benedikt for Slate “This makes me want to never have children.” That was the IM I got from a fellow Slate contributor aft...

Watch: Grieving U.S. Moms Find Solace In Africa

Idol Chatter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Losing a parent is a life phase, something we're conditioned mentally and perhaps biologically to endure. Losing a child so reverses the pattern that ...

A Sort of Hajj: The Pull of Ancestral Homelands

Daniel Cubias | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Cubias

With all the dream destinations in the world that I have yet to conquer, why am I hung up on visiting a tiny country best known for warfare and which my family abandoned a generation ago?