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Burkina Faso Is the Beating Heart of African Arthouse Cinema. Can It Survive the Insurgency?

Burkina Faso Is the Beating Heart of African Arthouse Cinema. Can It Survive the Insurgency?

Burkina Faso has, for the past 50 years, been a creative hub for cinephiles and the auteurs who create some of Africa's best arthouse films. Now, as a decade-long insurgency has upended the nation and threatens to undermine its film industry, directors are confronting those challenges — logistically and thematically — in their work.

Gaza and the End of the Culture War as We Know It

Gaza and the End of the Culture War as We Know It

Wasn’t it the left that pushed for speech codes, deplatforming speakers and canceling events deemed potentially offensive to some groups before the tables turned on Oct. 7? Did they really think that no one would notice the irony?

Kenya’s Traditional Healers Work To Preserve the Rainforest

Kenya’s Traditional Healers Work To Preserve the Rainforest

Forest-dwelling communities in Kenya are facing environmental degradation as economic hardships force people to cut down trees to eke out subsistence livelihoods. But some in the underserved Luhya communities of Kakamega County are now turning to traditional medicine for remedies, regenerating their preservation of the forest.

Growing Up ‘Non-Western’ in Denmark’s Nanny State

Growing Up ‘Non-Western’ in Denmark’s Nanny State

In 2018, the Danish government officially designated minority neighborhoods with certain social indicators as “ghettos.” Policies aim to break up ethnic enclaves through redevelopment, evictions, higher criminal penalties — and mandatory day care for children over 1. These may constitute racial discrimination under EU law.

Why the Indian Election Results Present Modi With a Defeat Within a Win

Why the Indian Election Results Present Modi With a Defeat Within a Win

Exit polls had projected an absolute majority for the Bharatiya Janata Party, leading observers to expect a stronger Narendra Modi in his third term. But the results ended up shocking politicians, pundits and the public alike, and presented Modi with a form of defeat within his victory.