Cultures

The Latest: Trump, Dems at odds over immigrants, border wall

Mar 19, 2018

President Donald Trump and top congressional Democrats remain shy of an agreement to put language into a government spending bill to protect many young immigrants from deportation

Myanmar forces Burman culture on minorities, erases identity

Mar 16, 2018

Myanmar's civilian government is continuing the earlier military drive to Burmanize its ethnic minorities through education, religious proselytization and often through force

Tuaregs celebrate culture in Niger Sahara festival

Mar 14, 2018

More than 1,000 people gathered in northern Niger to celebrate Tuareg culture through dances, music, poetry and camel races

Farms, food and magical stone cottages in Italy's Puglia

Mar 12, 2018

The Valle d'Itria in Italy's central Puglia offers rolling hills, meandering roads, stone walls, earthy food and wine along with a must-see attraction: stone cottages with conical roofs called trulli

Southwest 'casta' paintings spotlight race, popular culture

Mar 11, 2018

Southwest border artist Claudio Dicochea gives a modern day psychedelic spin to the colonial "casta" paintings first created in 18th century Mexico in his exhibit "Acid Baroque" on display at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Imported guard dogs deployed as part of US wolf-sheep study

Mar 10, 2018

Federal scientists say a four-study involving nearly 120 guard dogs imported from Europe and Asia found they do well protecting sheep from wolves and better than traditional guard dogs deterring coyotes

NPR adopts new measures after sex harassment investigation

Feb 22, 2018

National Public Radio's board of directors has adopted a series of measures to improve its workplace culture, following an independent investigation into sex harassment issues stemming from the ouster of a top executive

Spain helps keep alive archaic language of Sephardic Jews

Feb 21, 2018

A language still spoken by the descendants of Jews expelled from Spain 500 years ago is getting a helping hand from the Spanish Royal Academy to keep it alive

Stars, educators lead effort for kids to see 'Black Panther'

Feb 20, 2018

As "Black Panther" sells out in U.S. theaters, educators, philanthropist, celebrities, business owners and athletes are bringing children of color to see the film which features a black superhero in a fictional, un-colonized African nation

Mexican architect's modernist home, hidden on a cul de sac

Feb 20, 2018

Hidden in a working-class neighborhood in Mexico City, the modernist home and studio of famed architect Luis Barragan draws visitors from around the world

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