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Central Asian States Strive to Distill Local Culture
August 02, 2016
Central Asian States Strive to Distill Local Culture
The Silk Road, a “cultural artery," brought to the region all kinds of foreign influences.
Central Asian States Strive to Distill Local Culture
Afghanistan's Love-Hate Relationship With Homosexuality
June 15, 2016
Afghanistan's Love-Hate Relationship With Homosexuality
Contrary to popular perception, some Islamic cultures have a long, vibrant history of tolerance for homosexual behavior.
Afghanistan's Love-Hate Relationship With Homosexuality
Afghanistan's <em>American Idol</em>: Americanization or Anti-Americanism?
March 15, 2016
Afghanistan's American Idol: Americanization or Anti-Americanism?
Afghanistan’s “Afghan Star” has become a venue for forging Afghan identity.
Afghanistan's American Idol: Americanization or Anti-Americanism?
A Glimpse of Afghanistan's Future -- On the Ski Slopes
March 28, 2015
A Glimpse of Afghanistan's Future -- On the Ski Slopes
In Afghanistan’s historic Bamiyan province, a skiing competition is showing off the country’s changing demography.
A Glimpse of Afghanistan's Future -- On the Ski Slopes
September 22, 2010
Afghanistan Shot and Told
Photojournalist Michael Connolly shares his experiences and impressions of the country.
Afghanistan Shot and Told
Staying in the Ring
September 17, 2010
Staying in the Ring
Afghanistan’s brave female candidates stay in the running despite serious dangers.
Staying in the Ring
Out of the Ashes
June 10, 2010
Out of the Ashes
Are Afghanistan’s cricket dreams dashed with the Asia Cup? Or just ‘rising out of the ashes?’
Out of the Ashes
February 19, 2010
Afghanis-naan?
An Atlantic feature titled ‘The National Bread of Afghanistan,’ accompanied by a 21-photo slideshow, got me wondering what kind of last minute editorial bind they must have been in to produce such an extensive piece on bread in their food section. Ce
Afghanis-naan?
January 14, 2010
Not a Punch in the Face
‘A lot of the contemporary art I’ve seen from the Middle Eastern region has been too much about punching you in the face with politics and not enough about celebrating other stories, other histories and the sophisticated culture of these places, whic
Not a Punch in the Face
January 13, 2010
Art's 'Tiny' Transformation
The word ‘miniature’ conjures up kitschy images in my mind. In my Canadian hometown for instance, there’s a museum called Miniature World, which features a series of, in my opinion, melodramatic shrunken dioramas including a ‘World of Dickens’ and ‘E
Art's 'Tiny' Transformation
October 22, 2009
Afghanistan Opium Report & Drug Therapist Mao
Five times as many people have died from heroin overdoses in NATO nations over the past 8 years than the total number of NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan, according to the UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). This week the group released their
Afghanistan Opium Report & Drug Therapist Mao
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