International

In a new book, journalist Vincent Bevins traces the Cold War massacres in Asia and Latin America that still define global political dynamics today.

from Scheer Intelligence

The Bundesliga resumed this month with soccer teams playing to empty stadiums. It’s the first major sports league in the world to restart amid the coronavirus health crisis.

from Studio Berlin

Brazil now has the third-largest outbreak of coronavirus in the world. It’s behind only the U.S.

The growing COVID-19 problem in Mexico and Brazil

Brazil now has the third-largest outbreak of coronavirus in the world. It’s behind only the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The series “   Decoding Covid-19   ” offers a hopeful account of the international cooperation that has stemmed from the unprecedented crisis.

A Global Look at the Virus That Upended the World

The series “ Decoding Covid-19 ” offers a hopeful account of the international cooperation that has stemmed from the unprecedented crisis.

from Scheer Intelligence

Diana Kennedy was one of the first people to document all of Mexico’s regional cuisines, from the deserts of Sonora to the streets of Mexico City.

Sharing the many layers of Mexican cuisine is Diana Kennedy’s mission

Diana Kennedy was one of the first people to document all of Mexico’s regional cuisines, from the deserts of Sonora to the streets of Mexico City.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Restaurants and cafes are back open in Berlin, but how has the pandemic changed the experience of dining out?

How has the pandemic changed Berlin gastronomy, and who are the people protesting COVID-19 measures?

Restaurants and cafes are back open in Berlin, but how has the pandemic changed the experience of dining out?

from Studio Berlin

In a new memoir, Sopan Deb tries to understand why his Indian parents had such an unhappy marriage, and how he could repair his relationship with both of them.

In ‘Missed Translations,’ Sopan Deb reconnects with his estranged immigrant parents

In a new memoir, Sopan Deb tries to understand why his Indian parents had such an unhappy marriage, and how he could repair his relationship with both of them.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Donald Trump is threatening to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO) completely — unless the international body commits to major   substantive…

What happens with vaccine development if US withdraws from World Health Organization?

President Donald Trump is threatening to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO) completely — unless the international body commits to major substantive…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Normally, this would be the time of year when the big broadcast networks gathered in New York City for the upfronts.

TV advertisers are changing the channel

Normally, this would be the time of year when the big broadcast networks gathered in New York City for the upfronts.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Pharmaceutical companies are now racing to be the first to produce a vaccine. This raises issues of accessibility to future COVID-19 treatments.

Global leaders call for equal access to COVID-19 vaccine

Pharmaceutical companies are now racing to be the first to produce a vaccine. This raises issues of accessibility to future COVID-19 treatments.

from KCRW Features

It’s high time to book that summer vacation, but what options for leisure travel are there in the time of a pandemic? Is it even safe to travel domestically or internationally?

What are the options for leisure travel in the time of COVID-19?

It’s high time to book that summer vacation, but what options for leisure travel are there in the time of a pandemic? Is it even safe to travel domestically or internationally?

from Studio Berlin

There could be big, permanent changes on planes and in airports once the first wave of this global pandemic is behind us.

Flying is miserable now. How will it be in the future?

There could be big, permanent changes on planes and in airports once the first wave of this global pandemic is behind us.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now encouraging Britons to “stay alert” instead of staying home. The UK isn’t alone in trying to figure out how to restart their economies.

As states reopen, what can the US learn from other countries?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now encouraging Britons to “stay alert” instead of staying home. The UK isn’t alone in trying to figure out how to restart their economies.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Some of the governor’s spending is now coming under scrutiny, especially a deal he struck with Chinese car company BYD to buy masks.

California struck a face mask deal with a Chinese company. Where are those masks?

Some of the governor’s spending is now coming under scrutiny, especially a deal he struck with Chinese car company BYD to buy masks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Theme parks worldwide have shut down due to COVID-19. That includes Disney, which reports a loss of   $1 billion    in operating revenue due to park closures.

How might Disney, Universal, Six Flags reopen their theme parks during COVID-19?

Theme parks worldwide have shut down due to COVID-19. That includes Disney, which reports a loss of $1 billion in operating revenue due to park closures.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lawmakers from across the European Union are urging transparency from China, with growing calls for an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus.

How will the COVID-19 pandemic change Europe's relationship with Beijing?

Lawmakers from across the European Union are urging transparency from China, with growing calls for an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus.

from Studio Berlin

The pandemic has brought many people pain and anxiety. To Wouter Vanstiphout, a professor of “design as politics,” it has also brought clarity about the weaknesses in the “shiny global city” and its culture, economy and values. Vanstiphout asks if cities based on tourism, fossil fuels and hypercompetitiveness can survive the coronavirus.

Coronavirus tests the values of global cities like LA

The pandemic has brought many people pain and anxiety. To Wouter Vanstiphout, a professor of “design as politics,” it has also brought clarity about the weaknesses in the “shiny global city” and its culture, economy and values. Vanstiphout asks if cities based on tourism, fossil fuels and hypercompetitiveness can survive the coronavirus.

from Design and Architecture

Developers worldwide are working on contact tracing apps that track the spread of the coronavirus through Bluetooth technology – that means, if you’ve come into contact with someone…

How much should Germany rely on contact tracing apps in the fight to contain the COVID-19 pandemic?

Developers worldwide are working on contact tracing apps that track the spread of the coronavirus through Bluetooth technology – that means, if you’ve come into contact with someone…

from Studio Berlin

New reports from the Bronx Zoo show that a handful of tigers and three lions are now recovering after testing positive for COVID-19.

Can animals spread COVID-19 to humans? There’s little evidence for that

New reports from the Bronx Zoo show that a handful of tigers and three lions are now recovering after testing positive for COVID-19.

from KCRW Features

When considering Sichuan or Hunan dishes, it’s impossible to eliminate the role of the chile pepper.

How chile peppers transformed China’s cuisine and culture

When considering Sichuan or Hunan dishes, it’s impossible to eliminate the role of the chile pepper.

from Good Food