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Black ice cream, frosecco and jackfruit: the A-Z of summer food trends

Ice Cream

The Mystery of Why Japanese People Are Having So Few Babies

Many point to unromantic 20-somethings and women’s entry into the workforce, but an overlooked factor is the trouble young men have in finding steady, well-paid jobs.<p>TOKYO—Japan’s population is shrinking. For the first time since the government started keeping track more than a century ago, there …

Japan

Italy's Coffee Culture Brims With Rituals And Mysterious Rules

Coffee — it's something many can't start the day without. In Italy, it is a cultural mainstay, and the country is perhaps the beverage's spiritual home.<p>After all, Italy gave us the lingo — espresso, cappuccino, latte — and its coffee culture is filled with rituals and mysterious rules.<p>Caffé Greco …

Coffee

These photos show what the Soviet Union thought the future would look like

“You need to have goods to trade,” then-Vice President Richard M. Nixon told Soviet leader Nikita S. Khrushchev as the two walked through a model home on opening day of the American exhibition in Moscow on July 24, 1959, the Associated Press reported.<p>Here — amid dishwashers, color televisions, …

Library of Congress

The documentary exposing the dark reality of fast fashion

The fast fashion industry has come under much scrutiny in recent years, with documentaries and journalistic exposés revealing the inhumane conditions suffered by factory workers worldwide at the hands of multi-million dollar clothing chains (not to mention the buyers turning a blind eye to the …

Inside London's Disappearing Eel Shops

Photojournalist Stuart Freedman’s new book, The Englishman and the Eel, documents the city’s decades-old—and endangered—eel, pie, and mash shops<p>If …

The subcultures that brought the UK together

Currently on show is <i>Unite</i> an<i>d Take Over</i>, a celebratory documentation of the UK subcultures that brought us together, curated by London not-for-profit organisation YOUTH CLUB. Located within the Camden Stables Market, the exhibition captures some of London’s most iconic youth movements, tracking the …

Table Tennis

Paris Jackson Talks About Her Dad Michael Jackson - Paris Jackson Cover Story

Eton and the making of a modern elite

The world’s most famous school aspires to become an agent of social change; but, as old boy Christopher de Bellaigue learns when he goes back, it is …

The future of high-speed travel could take place in this Hyperloop pod

If Elon Musk gets his way, we'll not only send humans to Mars, but also make the Earth commute significantly more speedy.<p>One solution? A ground …

Why Many Young Russians See a Hero in Putin

Twenty-five years after the breakup of the Soviet Union, they crave the stability that the nationalist president represents.<p><b>He doesn’t know where to take me</b> when I meet him at the hotel by the train station, so we just start to walk down the dusty summer streets of Nizhniy Tagil, a sputtering …

Russia