In Norway’s far north, members of Europe’s last intact nomadic culture struggle to adjust as development and climate change reshape the landscape and their future.
The New York Film Festival presents Errol Morris on Elsa Dorfman and Petra Epperlein with Michael Tucker on the Stasi files.
A writer accompanies her grandmother on a journey through sites of Holocaust remembrance.
For months, refugees caught in a "humanitarian logjam" near the Greek/Macedonian border lived in a makeshift tent city—until Greek officials cleared the area, replacing the fact of the camp with yet another layer of uncertainty.
Focusing on the living at the Galicia Jewish Museum and the Jewish Community Centre in Krakow, Poland
A charming mini-gallery contains pictographs that break down the etymology of Icelandic words for interested followers.
How Kurdish rights continue to flounder under an authoritarian Turkey and an imploding Syria.
A teenage girl refuses to give into the fear created by recent terrorist attacks in France.
The 9th Berlin Biennale Gets a Corporate Makeover
Crossing borders in the wake of the Brexit vote.
A British expatriate reflects on the country's "Leave" vote.
Russian theater takes on the LGBT struggle.
An Immigrant father-to-be ponders what homeland means to him, and what it might mean to his daughter.
On what a dying language leaves behind.
The government will finally run out of excuses and be forced to hold a referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment, also known as the constitutional ban on abortion. Despite all the progress we’ve made, a woman’s right to choose still represents a Brave New World for Ireland, and many will fight tooth and nail to maintain its continuing inaccessibility.
The Future of Cities: “There are hundreds, perhaps a thousand empty villages in Spain like your Valdaves: abandoned, then forgotten. I find them new owners...”
The Danish filmmaker discusses refugee children in Denmark, the safety of schools, and the quiet power of the observer.
Tracking the ongoing tragedies of Idomeni.
An unimaginably endless life lay ahead of me, almost frighteningly so. Sometimes, when I thought about it, I became so agitated that I found it difficult to breathe.
Reflections on the legacy of Chernobyl on the 30th anniversary.
Bulgarians are physical people. I discovered that when I left and came to New York.
Flash Fiction: We had no idea that a livid war was advancing on us like a sandstorm. We were committed to life, not death.
A small tribute upon his death.
Piotr Florczyk interviews Polish poet, translator, professor, and editor Karen Kovacik.
In the fight against extremism of all stripes, Europe has failed to transcend its capitalist roots and embrace diversity.
On the front lines of Europe’s immigration crisis
The translator discusses public secrets, private identities, and the final Neapolitan novel.
How the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster became a global design icon.
Boundaries of Nations: The director on depicting the African migrant experience in Italy, moving in with his film’s lead, and the “common language” of pop music.
Boundaries of Nations: The author and activist on growing up under siege in Sarajevo and chronicling the childhood memories of other survivors.
Boundaries of Nations: What a joke American pool is. They play with miniature sticks on a tiny table with a bunch of tiny multicolored balls, a bunch of toy balls, just like between their American legs.
Boundaries of Nations: The UK isn't like Downton Abbey anymore.
Flash Fiction: Here where I find myself in a razor-sharp eternity, grant me one deep free breath.
He led her away, down one tunnel, then another. He took her through a passage where the bones were piled so high they had to wriggle over them on their bellies.
Two weeks as a volunteer at a refugee camp in Greece.
The critic discusses his new book on the grittier side of Paris, and the effect terrorism might have on France.
I would examine the black and white photographs of Alpullu’s golden age. In their shadows, I identified the vanished town.
They needed a way to keep the fire going until morning—that was another thing they had on their minds.
I have a birthmark above my butt, which is undeniable proof of gypsiness.
A look into the megalomaniac’s drug addiction.
Why a once forgotten scientist’s steps across South America are so tempting to retrace.
The city of lights, migrant refugees, and gay Muslim weddings.
Every story I have ever told has a kind of breach to it, I think. You could say that my writing isn’t quite right. That all the beginnings have endings in them.
Boundaries of Taste: The Turner Prize-winning “transvestite potter” on the taste tribes of Britain.
In Gavdos there is a sort of collective protest against the past. Not against history and the stubborn patterns we mistake for certainty, but against all evidence of time beyond the beach.
The award-winning Catalan writer on political attempts to repress his native language, inventing stories to tell the truth, and the powers and pitfalls of memory.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Georgians turned en masse to religion. Today, the Orthodox Church’s conservative beliefs are clashing with the country’s increasingly close ties to the EU.
The artist and curator talk censorship in the arts and Ukraine's crackdown.
At the Victoria and Albert Museum, a skeptic studies life and death through architecture.
On a season spent in turmoil, transition, and the glitzy winter wonderland of Harrod's of London.
Vasily Grossman’s newly translated meditation on travel writing, Armenian Sketchbook, embraces the messy truth.
Life in East Germany on display in a strange Berlin museum.
London won its Olympic bid based on a promise to reinvigorate the nation’s interest in sport—now, after the Games, Parliament has to deliver the funds
A Bosnian genocide survivor and a human rights journalist confront terror, loss, and what it takes to heal.
But the girl is still asleep. Perhaps, thinks the prince, he kissed her too lightly. He stoops down again and kisses her a second time, this time a touch more vigorously.
What the top-down planning of the games will bring to East London: dispersal zones, rooftop missiles, and a giant shopping mall.
Oana Sanziana Marian talks with the pioneering director about how a plagiarism scandal and an arts-organization takeover sparked a clash in Romanian politics—and how it may lead to reform.
The sign pointing visitors to London’s 2012 Olympic Site could just as easily read “Dystopia For Rent.”
France has institutionalized discrimination against Muslims, Sikhs, and Jews—but that hasn't stopped India, home to large populations of Muslims and Sikhs, from brokering an international arms deals with the country.
The Dutch love to chide America on its unethical domestic policy—so it’s time they looked at their own.
In Russian, a language in which there is a separate word for everything, the word “country” means both the territory and the government.
The grandson of a Holocaust survivor visits the town that was home to Auschwitz.