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What's Behind the Mass Student Takeover of Argentina's High Schools?

<i>Three decades after a brutal government crackdown against youth activists, a new generation of students is finding a political voice.</i><p>BUENOS AIRES -- At a public high school here in Argentina's capital last month, a representative from the city's ministry of education kept talking over the students. …

Should we hide our Silicon Valley wealth from our children?

<b>Dear Moneyologist,</b><p>Both my husband and I grew up without a lot of money, and from early childhood we knew that we would be responsible for our own …

Silicon Valley

Trump builds walls, Xi builds bridges in LatAm

Latin America is experiencing its worst economic growth — projected to be negative this year – since the lost decade of the 1980s. At this crucial …

South America

Trumponomics: It's Not All Crazy

It looks like we will have to get used to the idea of Donald Trump being president for the next four years. In his campaign he pushed many outlandish proposals, like banning Muslim immigrants and deporting 11 million immigrants without documentation. We will have to do whatever we can to block such …

Economics

What Makes a Children’s Book Good?

As someone who writes books for children, I am privy to a never-ending debate in children’s-literature circles. (You may now be imagining old ladies in floral dresses sitting around Victorian parlors, knitting and discussing the relative merits of “Johnny Tremain” and “Little House on the Prairie”; …

Couple with Down syndrome fights for parenting dream

A young couple with Down syndrome say they are ready for babies and marriage, despite the pleas from their concerned parents, who doubt their …

Parenting

12 Astonishingly Unique Beaches You Won’t Believe Exist

<b>Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal</b><p>Benagil, a small Portuguese village on the Atlantic Ocean in Lagoa Municipality, is a big draw for tourists with the …

James Dean, the Actor as a Young Man: ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ Director Nicholas Ray Remembers the ‘Impossible’ Artist

In honor of the 61st anniversary of the death of James Dean, read legendary director Nicholas Ray’s moving essay about the talented, curious actor he …

An Immigrant Named Trump

Like millions of immigrants, Friedrich Trump disembarked at Castle Garden, in New York, and made his way in a crowded, polyglot, grossly unequal city.<p>On October 19, 1885, the S.S. Eider approached Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and the Narrows, twelve days after it had departed Bremen, Germany. As the …

New Jersey

Arte y arquitectura: los cinco mejores teatros del mundo

Los grandes teatros del mundo <b>conjugan arte y arquitectura</b> para ofrecerle el mejor espacio y acústica a algunas de las más grandes obras, desde …

Las grandes compañías que colaboraron con la Alemania nazi de Hitler

Durante la época del Tercer Reich existieron un gran número de empresas (y empresarios) que vieron como prosperaron sus negocios. Y es que durante el …

The Art of Living: The Great Humanistic Philosopher Erich Fromm on Having vs. Being and How to Set Ourselves Free from the Chains of Our Culture

“The full humanization of man requires the breakthrough from the possession-centered to the activity-centered orientation, from selfishness and egotism to solidarity and altruism.”<p>A pioneer of what he called “radical-humanistic psychoanalysis,” the great German social psychologist and philosopher</b> …

Isis vs Isil vs Islamic State: What do they mean – and why does it matter?

The beheading of British aid worker David Haines has highlighted once again the brutality of the extremists operating in the Middle East for a …

Osama Bin Laden

The epic uncool of Philip Seymour Hoffman

When Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental drug overdose on February 2, 2014 at age 46, it felt like a huge part of the past two decades of …

Death of a Prosecutor

Alberto Nisman accused Iran and Argentina of colluding to bury a terrorist attack. Did it get him killed?<p>In the last days of his life, Alberto Nisman could hardly wait to confront his enemies. On January 14th of this year, Nisman, a career prosecutor in Argentina, had made an electrifying …

Human Rights

The Pope of Latin America

There are countries in the world where the history has been so brutal, so humiliating, and so unreconciled, that it has become part of the national iconography—sometimes to a degree that can startle foreign visitors. Bolivia’s President, Evo Morales, luridly underscored this point during Pope …

Para la ciencia, hubo tres revoluciones en la historia del pop y el rock

Como si se tratara de un animal que cambia el pelaje y sus pulsaciones a medida que envejece, un grupo de científicos se propuso aplicar las leyes …

Get ready for 'Drone Nation'

We’re taking the drone out for a spin. It’s a sun-drenched Friday in Indianapolis’s Broad Ripple neighborhood, and though it’s late afternoon the …

Palestinians remind world of their own wall

Palestinian youth have dug a hole in Israel’s separation wall with the Palestinian territories, as a symbolic gesture to mark 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.<p>Armed with hammers, a group of Palestinian activists on Saturday created a cavity in the wall that crosses through the West Bank …

Richard III: Not Such A Bad Guy After All?

We're going to <i>re</i>tell you a story now. It's a story you thought you knew, a story you might have read at school — especially if you studied Shakespeare — the story of Richard III.<p>He was the last king from England's ruling Plantagenet family, and you probably have a mental picture of him: An evil …

'Ebola is man-made', and other crazy conspiracy theories

Is Obama behind the Ebola outbreak? Are planes poisoning us? Is Lady Gaga part of an evil Illuminati plot? The five conspiracy theories you won't believe people believe<p><b>The best conspiracy theories are</b> like enchanting mazes of logic whose thresholds, once crossed, are hard to return from. As …

Inside The 'Life And Crimes' Of A Career Jewel Thief

The FBI file for Doris Payne is said to be six feet long: The criminal history for the international jewel thief dates back to the 1950s. Payne is infamous for using her charm and a specialized slight of hand to put clerks at ease and walk out with precious jewels. Over her 60-year career, she is …

Anatomy of a Drone Porn: ‘Drone Boning’ Makes Sex Look Like Art

The filmmakers discuss their drone-shot porn, Drone Boning, which may usher in a new era of pornography.<p>It was bound to happen sooner or later, and …

Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?

Selecting legislators by lottery was good enough for the ancient Athenians. Why not good enough for Congress?<p>If you’re looking for an …

La energía solar podría ser la fuente más grande para 2050

La <b>energía solar</b> ha ido en aumento los últimos años por varias razones, entre ellas, que la tecnología ha logrado reducir costos y hacerla más …

Photographers Capture The Sorrow And Pain Of Global Girls

Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. It is a U.N. event with a grand name and a powerful mission. Girls around the world, especially in lower-income countries, often face terrible things, from genital mutilation to child marriage to kidnapping. We asked five photographers, who devote …

Cocaine, Politicians and Wives: Inside the World’s Most Bizarre Prison

It’s hard to escape from Bolivia’s San Pedro Prison; Sneaking in is easier.<p>In Bolivia, breaking out of prison is hard. Sneaking in is pretty easy, …