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Gaza in a Million Pieces

Gaza in a Million Pieces

I walk past beds of children in bandages, children with metal rods poking out of tiny legs and arms, children with burns, children with necrotic tissue. Like many others, I watched Gaza’s horror unfold on TV and social media and lacked the words to express it. I am here; I am seeing it for myself. I understand so much more, and yet I find myself even more incapable of articulating the extent of what I am witnessing.

A Portal to Another World: Translating Early Arabic Poetry — With James Montgomery

A Portal to Another World: Translating Early Arabic Poetry — With James Montgomery

James Montgomery, Sir Thomas Adams's professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge, tells New Lines’ Lydia Wilson how the early Arabic hunting poetry in his latest book is a portal into another world, on this week’s episode of The Lede.

Fear of the Far Right Torpedoes EU Environmental Policies

Fear of the Far Right Torpedoes EU Environmental Policies

Faced with angry demonstrations from farmers who say EU environmental policies are destroying their ability to make a living, Brussels canceled a plan to reduce agricultural emissions significantly by 2040. The reason: farmers are lending their influence to far-right politicians like Geert Wilders, whose party won the most seats in the last Dutch election.

India’s Bene Israel Food Creates a Fusion of Coconut and Kosher

India’s Bene Israel Food Creates a Fusion of Coconut and Kosher

India’s largest Jewish community, the Bene Israel, hold on to their coastal roots through food and memory. Their cuisine, which draws from Konkan traditions while observing kosher, reveals how it is a marriage of both faith and community.

China’s Picture Book Market Has Exploded, but Is It Fun for Children?

China’s Picture Book Market Has Exploded, but Is It Fun for Children?

As thousands of children’s books are translated into Mandarin, China’s domestic market for young readers is also blossoming. Yet emphasis on traditional Chinese values such as education — both as an aim and as a vehicle to mold model citizens — is perhaps holding the industry back.