culture

Breakfast at 9pm?

Breakfast at 9pm?

Why would anyone voluntarily deprive themselves of food and water? Elizabeth Challinor fasted for a day during Ramadan to support a Muslim friend and see things from the other side.Read on »

How burying my father made me believe in anthropology

How burying my father made me believe in anthropology

Cultural differences can be shocking, especially when they involve death. When her father died suddenly in the Philippines, Henrietta Chico Nofre struggled to deal with local practices involving the body. She turned to anthropology to help her cope with the trauma and understand cultural differences, rather than judge them.Read on »

Military heritage in the trenches

Military heritage in the trenches

Wherever there are wars, material heritage is left behind. Objects discarded or lost in battle can lie dormant for years, centuries, and sometimes even millennia. A photo essay from the Polish woodlands.Read on »

The Dark Side of Justice

The Dark Side of Justice

What is justice? It's easy to point to examples of injustice, but far more difficult to say for sure when justice has been achieved. In Trinidad and Tobago, a long history of public distrust of the legal authorities mars attempts to improve procedural fairness. Read on »