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The Best Books Of The Year, So Far

And who should read what<p>It's hard to find much about 2017 that feels incontrovertibly good; not only does every week seem to bring some catastrophic news story or another, but every day we get collectively reminded, via the insane tweets of one Donald Trump, of the collective doom toward which …

Books

18 Phenomenal African Feminists to Know and Celebrate

April 01, 2015<p>read<p>add comment<p><b>by Moiyattu Banya</b><p>What is African Feminism? Many feminists from around the world have contested the idea of whether …

The Forgotten Link Between World War I and Women's Rights

<i>This post is in partnership with History Today. The article below was originally published at HistoryToday.com.</i><p>More than 1,100 women from warring and …

Political Science

The Power of an All-Women Mariachi Band

Mariachi is "passed on from generation to generation," says Mireya Ramos, a musician who lives in New York City. "It's very traditional and very macho." Ramos tells filmmaker Jenny Schweitzer that she had "negative experiences" with other bands—that is to say, with the men who performed in them—and …

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12 Brilliant Kids' Clothing Lines That Say No To Gender Stereotypes

In October 2013, Jennifer Muhm's 4-year-old daughter declared she wanted to be an astronaut for Halloween. But when the mom and daughter flipped through costume catalogs and saw only boys dressed as astronauts, the little girl changed her mind.<p>Muhm's friend Malorie Catchpole had a similar …

BBC iWonder - Can classical music make us smarter?

Can classical music make us smarter?<p>Presented bySuzy KleinWriter and broadcaster<p>ConsultantDr Victoria WilliamsonExternalUniversity of Sheffield<p>1. Mind music<p>Presented bySuzy KleinWriter and broadcaster<p>ConsultantDr Victoria WilliamsonExternalUniversity of Sheffield<p>Classical music is often seen as the …

Meet Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, the Opera Singer Who Combines African-American and Yiddish Folk Music

As a black, gay, opera singer who was raised Christian, Anthony Russell wasn't destined to be a Yiddish folk singer, but he's pretty great at it.<p><i>Photo by Clara Rice Photography / All photos courtesy of Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell</i><p>Anthony Russell did not grow up obviously destined to be a Yiddish …

American Blindness to the Racism All Around Us

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recalls her epiphany about identity when she arrived in the United States.<p>One of the contradictions of American society is that although race is central to the nation's history—a fact few deny—Americans often seem to struggle to see the ways that historical legacy …

Overcoming adversity: an Ethiopian child bride’s struggle for education

<i>Alemtsahye Gebrekidan is the founder of</i> <i>the Former Child Wives Foundation</i><i>, the Campaign Against Child Marriage in Ethiopia, a member of Girls Not</i> …

Brides

Is The Human Species Still Evolving?

Bill Nye The Science Guy speculates on the future of mankind<p>Is there a <i>Homo superius</i> just around the next corner, waiting to take our place? Let’s think about what it would take: If we were to give rise to a new species, something would have to happen to us to create a bottleneck or isolated place …

Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness

SINGAPORE (AP) — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: Money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness, or at …

Gay Ukip MEP: Same-sex marriage backers are 'equality Nazis' supporting 'false bollocks' so 'queens can dance up the aisle to Village People'

Same-sex marriage is “false bollocks” that is “rubbing people’s noses in the dirt,” with no one but “equality Nazis” for supporters, a Ukip MEP has …

Why is Buddhism the fastest growing religion in Australia?

<b>Why is Buddhism the fastest growing religion in Australia?<br>by</b> <b>Darren Nelson</b><p>The answer to this inquiry is multi-layered and complex. It is a tantalising …

Hinduism

It’s eerily beautiful how this woman can sing two notes at once

en_US<p>article<p>In the video below, German vocalist Anne-Maria Hefele demonstrates a technique called ‘Overtone singing’, wherein she simultaneously …