Expulsions

Expulsions

Lead poisoning in the Dominican Republic and Peru.Toxic cities like Norilsk, Russia and Ranipet, India. Water contamination at the Zortman Landusky gold and silver mine in north-central Montana, USA. If Saskia Sassen is right, these are not isolated incidents. They are part of a shift to greater inequality.Read on »

The Moment of Clarity

The Moment of Clarity

Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B Rassmussen want to revolutionize the business world by displacing dominant models of problem-solving and putting perspective, care, and human experience at the centre of corporate strategy.Read on »

The Language of Food

The Language of Food

The Language of Food is a love letter to San Francisco, its food, and its mindset, and its cuisine. Computational linguist Jurafsky explores the diffusion and transformation of cuisine across time and space.Read on »

Age of Ambition

Age of Ambition

The book "Age of Ambition" by Evan Osnos sheds a fascinating light on China as it surges towards a leading role as a major global player. But there is much more going on than just economic development.Read on »

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies

What is it really like to be an undocumented migrant worker? A review of Seth Holmes's ethnography in which he dispels the myth that the journey across the Arizona Desert is one of choice.Read on »

Not Hollywood

Not Hollywood

Hollywood films represent America's dominant culture. Independent films critique this culture. This, Sherry Ortner writes, is how those involved in independent filmmaking understand their work.Read on »