Walking is making a comeback in the United States. But the mostly car-centered society has a lot to get used to.
Rather than a dangerous nuisance, motorcycle taxis are a vibrant part of the transportation network in many developing countries. City planners in OECD countries should take note.
Worries about mass protests ran high in the run-up to the World Cup. But recent weeks have shown that such worries were completely overblown by Western media.
Brazil has scored an own-goal. If it wanted to show the world how modern and progressive it is, it should have allowed its citizens take to the streets and protest without fear of violence.
Love is like a disease. No wonder we have fought it off for such a long time.
Love might be irrational at times, but it is still the wisest option on the table for leading a happy and meaningful life.
Love has changed dramatically over the centuries, but the miracle of our highly mobile, highly individualized, postmodern world is that, against all the odds, lovers still manage to find each other and find meaning in their relationships.
For Slovakia, European Union membership seemed like the holy grail. But the country's ills merely hide behind this shiny new surface.
Ten years after joining the European Union, many Czechs are deeply skeptical of it. But the disenfranchisement was mostly caused by domestic politics.
Slovenia's entry into the European Union was filled with pomp and ceremony. But things quickly turned sour.
We don’t have to debate whether art should be political – it always is.
Disco has done a lot for world peace. Not convinced? Just head to the club and see for yourself.
We asked American poet Kenneth Goldsmith to share his views on political art with us. Here’s what he has to say:
Artists who interfere in political issues are named and shamed. Those who don't are criticized for their passivity.
Europe is putting up a brave front after the watershed election, but now it has to face the bitter reality.
In the Netherlands, political engagement has tempered racism and anti-migration sentiments. But it has done so at a cost.
Across Europe, Roma people are facing blatant racism. And yet there is hope.
Have pro-Europeans been telling the wrong kind of story, or why are so many Europeans still struggling with their identity?