Fear of the coronavirus is causing shutdowns on a global scale like we have never seen before. Just about every major sporting event that you can think of has been either canceled or postponed, schools and universities are keeping students away, global tourism is absolutely collapsing, churches are being shuttered, conferences and festivals are
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Italians blocked in their homes by the coronavirus outbreak joined together to sing patriotic songs from their balconies, a defiant response to a crisis that has pushed the country’s health system to the limit and turned daily life on its head.
From Milan, near the northern epicentre of the crisis,
Once better known for its ouzo, cheese, idyllic beaches and being the birthplace of the ancient Greek poet Sappho, Lesbos has been transformed under the weight of a humanitarian crisis not of its own making.
Now Lesbos, just a few miles (km) from the Turkish coast, is experiencing a fresh
Like climate change, it is an invisible, creeping crisis, slowly eroding the very foundations of our societies. And very much like with climate change, our response has been sluggish and inadequate, even as we slowly destroy the values on which our safety, freedom and prosperity depend. When it comes to the rule of
“Parasite,” a dark social satire from South Korea, won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first film in a language other than English to claim the movie industry’s highest honor.
“Parasite,” about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul, won a total of