A PERIOD OF INNOVATION

n recent months, a wave of period-positivity throughout the media has helped to promote a dialogue surrounding menstruation stigma. Visible progress ensued: an introduction of legislation to end the sales tax on feminine hygiene products…

WHAT DO WE KNOW?

n May 1, 2011, it was announced that Osama bin Laden, the notorious terrorist responsible for crashing the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001, had been killed in a raid. In the following…

AVERTING ANOTHER INTIFADA

Amid daily news reports of stabbings here, and shootings there, the city of Jerusalem sits eerily solemn. Eerie, because these recent weeks appear to be all-too-similar to those preceding the brutal uprisings of the 1990s and the 2000s, commonly known…

BRINGING BACK BORDERS

Drama at Europe’s borders often foreshadows momentous change: the Soviet blockade of Berlin in 1948 foreshadowed the Cold War; the dismantling of a Hungarian fence bordering Austria in 1989 foreshadowed the end of Soviet rule in Eastern Europe

ABENOMICS: LAST CHANCE?

Japan’s economy contracted last quarter and export growth slowed for a second month in August. The changes needed to turn around the world’s third-biggest economy face apparently unsurmountable roadblocks. “First of all, labor reform,” says Robert Feldman

PRICING CARBON (Part II)

he carbon pricing proposal left to discuss is the cap-and-trade system. Cap-and-trade places strict limits on fossil fuel use for industries and other sources of greenhouse gasses, and creates rewards for those industries who cut…

GAMBLING OR SPORT?

s of recent, online advertisements and television commercials have been overwhelmingly dominated by daily fantasy sports providers FanDuel and DraftKings. Together, these two companies have spent a ridiculous $150 million on marketing in the third…

HOLY COW

ast week, a Northern Indian mob beat a Muslim man to death for eating beef. Muslims, who make up 14% of India’s population, are India’s poorest religious group. And beef is among the cheapest available…

PLAY TIME’S OVER FOR PLAYBOY

n its March 2016 issue, the former worldwide icon of pornography, Playboy Magazine, will stop featuring nudity. After the first publication in 1953, Playboy has become synonymous with American adultery –and to its critics, with…

FIFTY FARCing YEARS LATER

On September 23rd, 2015, the world watched as 50 years of violent conflict, and 3 years of tentative talks, culminated in an only-slightly-awkward handshake between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and Rodrigo “Timochenko” Londoño, the…