Do Other Countries Have Their Own Version Of The Pumpkin Spice Latte?
Starbucks makes a lot of other seasonal drinks that are only available in certain markets. How well do they actually reflect the local culture though?
What Causes A Language To Die?
The death of a language is a loss to the world. But more important than mourning is understanding how and why these languages are lost.
Why Does The Slav Squat?
Do people squat differently in certain parts of the world? More importantly: has Western culture rendered our calf muscles weak and ineffectual?
What Language Is Spoken In The Philippines?
With 183 living languages to speak of, the Philippines is one of the most linguistically diverse countries on the planet.
Introducing Can Xue’s ‘Love In The New Millennium’
Love is all around! As well as paranoia. And informants. And magical herbal medicine. And people who sing like cicadas.
Introducing Han Kang’s ‘The White Book’
This month, we’re reading Han Kang’s ‘The White Book,’ an exploration of life and death in which each chapter focuses on a different (white) object.
What Japanese Haiku Can Teach Us About Translation
Haiku is a deceptively simple kind of poem. Three lines can hold so many possible meanings.
7 Styles Of Barbecue From Around The World
American barbecue may be the most famous, but the United States isn’t the only country that prepares delicious meat dishes.
Living Between Countries And Languages: Book Review Of Elaine Castillo’s ‘America Is Not The Heart’
Elaine Castillo’s debut novel is a touching story about a Filipino-American family, and it doesn’t shy away from using the character’s native languages.
Which Countries Speak The Least English?
Are you an ambitious language learner who wants to travel to places where you won’t be able to use English as a crutch? Take note.