Burning Man and Auroville offer a glimpse into the souls of the US and India respectively, and a better understanding of the human condition.
Most tests are made for a simple but perverse reason: to incite the clever or privileged to cheat creatively. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains.
Men talking about objectification is like prison wardens pointing out they eat the same food as the inmates, neglecting to add that they have home-cooked meals after work.
In Nigeria, there is no sense of belonging to a nation. “No one lays claim to Nigeria.” It was a statement made casually by my boss at work, yet it carried such weight in my young mind. Perhaps this is the worst sin of all that we leisurely walk through our country like it doesn’t belong to us, casually engaging in tribalism and nepotism as we drift along.
Holy week in Notre Dame de Paris got off to a catastrophic start, but the president and his ministers are there to raise our spirits, even if it’s hard to believe what they say.
In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Andy Seed, a British children’s author. Why is reading so important? It’s a question that academics, governments and families have considered essential for children. Indeed, reading helps to broaden the mind. Those who read books experience stronger family relationships, better communication and critical thinking skills.
As the hegemony of the nation state deteriorates, a brave new world is being conceived.As outcrops of nationalistic fervor and protectionism are exposed across Western Europe and the United States, it would seem that the tides of globalization are beginning to ebb. One only needs to glance at the headlines. The US and China are locked in a trade war. Britain votes to “take back control” from the EU. In Italy, a nationalist coalition has made immigrants and ethnic minorities the scapegoats of economic decline. Even Germany, the largest economy in the EU and a bastion of free movement and trade, is grappling with rising xenophobia.
The UAE combines international prominence with a conscious focus on what’s best for its people and the world, says Sulaiman al-Fahim.
Linking hate speech or extreme language with humor looks disturbing, since it is assumed that prejudice, intolerance and fanaticism are humorless per se.
One white professional basketball player, Kyle Korver, offers the central insight into what white privilege consists of. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary reports.