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Fish Sauce: An Ancient Roman Condiment Rises Again

Fish sauce — that funky, flavor-enhancing fermented condiment — is part of what gives Southeast Asian cooking its distinctive taste. […]

Little ‘Libraires’ That Could: French Law Keeps Amazon At Bay

Last year, the U.S. government took Apple to court, charging that the company illegally drove up the price of e-books. […]

Botched Restoration Of Temple Frescoes Sparks Outrage In China

One official was fired and another reprimanded in China for allowing an unauthorized “restoration” of Qing Dynasty frescoes in a […]

Before Sherlock: An Ancient Chinese Sleuth’s Enduring Appeal

The sleuthing exploits of Judge Dee, a character based on a 7th-century Chinese official, are gripping new audiences as new […]

World Headlines: A Chinese Trial, The Syrian War Spills Over

China, Xinhua We begin in China where a court rejected Friday an appeal by former politician Bo Xilai against his […]

Slaying ‘Little Dragons:’ Guinea Worm Moves Toward Eradication

The world has eradicated just one human disease. That’s smallpox. But another illness is getting tantalizingly close to elimination. No, […]

In Almost Every European Country, Bikes Are Outselling New Cars

We know that Europeans love their bicycles — think Amsterdam or Paris. Denmark even has highways specifically for cyclists. Indeed, […]

Are Afghanistan’s Schools Doing As Well As Touted?

It’s one of the most touted “positive statistics” about Afghanistan: Today, there are 10 million Afghans enrolled in school, 40 […]

VIDEO: Russell Brand And His Call For Revolution

A BBC interview with comedian/actor Russell Brand is getting attention today because, it’s said, he speaks for many younger adults […]

Saudi Women Go For A Spin In Latest Challenge To Driving Ban

Women activists in Saudi Arabia tried once, they tried again and are now making a third challenge the kingdom’s long-standing […]

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