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One Insane Day in Albania. (Yes, Albania.)

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Color is coming back to the now-independent free-market democracy. A bit of the Balkan Peninsula, it's only slightly larger than Maryland. But there's variety inside that space, including a mountain-studded interior and an unspoiled Adriatic coastline.

Good News/Bad News, Mixed Messages & Blessings in Jesuit Takeover of Vatican

Ken Atchity | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Ken Atchity

He has a debatable track record vis-à-vis the Argentine church's relationship with the junta in the 1970s Dirty War, which strained his relations with many liberal Jesuits worldwide. I don't like this story. What's really going on here?

The "Evolution" of Totalitarian Regimes Is Really a Throwback

Asher Smith | Posted 11.04.2012 | World
Asher Smith

While the observation William Dobson makes in The Dictator's Learning Curvemay be true, it is incorrect to frame it as modern phenomena.

From Palestine to Pussy Riot: The Hunger Strike in the Digital Age

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

The Internet age provides huge opportunities for the scope and impact of the hunger strike to raise awareness and support. But there is also a danger that some will be lost in cyberspace.

How Art Made the World

Jane Chafin | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin

How and why did ancient humans take that first step toward capturing three-dimensional reality in a two-dimensional space? The epic five-part BBC series How Art Made the World sets out to answer this question.