The Anti-Commercial Appeal Of Literature In Minority Languages
Some writers toil on works they know only a few thousand people might ever read, but that’s sort of the whole point.
Quintessential Fall — How Other Countries Celebrate Autumn
We know Americans have an obsession with fall, but how do people around the world ring in the season? (It goes far beyond Pumpkin Spice Lattes!)
Will People Still Cheek Kiss In A Post-COVID World?
The “casual greeting” cheek kiss has confounded cultural outsiders for decades. Is it on its way to becoming a relic?
What The Names Of Pasta Shapes Really Mean
Most pasta shape names are pretty tame, but a couple of them might shock you.
Small Talk, Big World: Cracking The Art Of Chit-Chat Around The Globe
How do you banter, yammer, palaver and blather your way around the world?
How To Make A Talking Robot: From Speaking Machines To Voice Assistants
Are Alexa and Siri really all that impressive?
A World Tour Of Athletics: The Most Popular Sports By Country
Spoiler: association football (or soccer) is by far the most common choice.
8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The 4th Of July
Odds are pretty good you’ll be eating a hot dog on the 4th. And we say that due to a statistical grounding in 4th of July facts.
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: What US Soccer Culture Borrowed From The World
As soccer’s popularity in the United States grows, American fans are turning abroad for cultural inspiration — for better or for worse.
From Milan To Naples: Italian Dialects In Music
To better understand the soul of Italian, you need to get to know its dialects.
8 LGBTQ TV Shows In Other Languages You Should Be Watching
It’s a gay old time for queer representation in media.
How ‘Latinx’ Is Leading The Resistance Against Gendered Languages
In the fight for inclusivity, LGBTQ and gender equality advocates come face-to-face with the deeply intertwined nature of gender and language.
Is It Cultural Appropriation To Use Drag Slang And AAVE?
Sure, you want to describe your new ‘bae’ as ‘woke’ and your last weekend as ‘lit,’ but where do these words come from? (And should you be using them at all?)