Under Coronavirus Lockdown, a Paris Without People-Watching
A video of the unnaturally quiet streets of Paris shows how the city is adapting to life with social distancing.
A View of Milan Under Quarantine
Since the Italian government ordered a lockdown of the northern regions, more than three weeks ago, which soon expanded to the rest of the country, Milan has been transformed, its normally teeming streets and piazze deserted.
The Wistful Yet Energizing Dance Music of RÜFÜS DU SOL
On the trio’s third album, “Solace,” its sound has become heavier, deeper, and even more alluring.
“The Seventh Cross,” A Wrenching Novel About the Third Reich
In this story of the heart-pounding escape of seven political prisoners from a fictional concentration camp, Anna Seghers demonstrates how some find the courage to do what is moral, even when it isn’t lawful.
The Brain-Tingling Sounds of ASMR
The shushing sound of voices whispering, or clothes rustling—and then a tingling feeling begins on the scalp, and spreads down into the neck, shoulders, and limbs, and along with it comes a state of calm, or even euphoria. This is how people who experience autonomous sensory meridian response, or ASMR, describe the peculiar phenomenon.
The Sombre Thrills of “Babylon Berlin”
The German TV series portrays the twilight of the Weimar Republic as a spectacle of contrasts, where cosmopolitanism exists alongside outright bigotry and citizens cling either to a tenuous status quo or to dreams of revolution.
No Truth in News, and No News in Truth
Inside the Kremlin’s propaganda playbook, where “nothing is true and everything is possible.” But from Moscow to Washington, there’s still a way to fight back.
So What About ‘Whataboutism’?
President Donald Trump, in a recent interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, strikingly deployed the rhetorical strategy of “whataboutism” so often used by the Kremlin to deflect criticism and create uncertainty.
Is America Shifting on Arming Saudi Arabia?
Is the American government’s conscience catching up to its arms-supply deals? And will that continue under President Trump?
Russian Interest in Syria Doesn’t Extend to Syrian Refugees
Moscow is willing to go to war, but less willing to offer humanitarian support—including for those Syrians who flee to Russia.