In India, people fear black magic curses from their enemies…and their “friends.”
Metamorphosizing from a fearsome monster to a bogeyman to a cute cartoon character to a conservation mascot, the Australian bunyip is a metaphor for our changing relationship with nature.
Ghosts and ghouls lurk in the popular Taiwanese videogame, Detention, but it’s the dictatorship, and the ordinary humans who aid and abet it, that really chill the blood.
When an ordinary man criticizes a famous rapper’s latest album, the rapper sics his fans on him. Things escalate from there.
The most prestigious intellectual awards in America are now ridiculously fixated on race. We should be worried.
My father warned me that the sea was beguiling, dangerous. The deeper you descend, the more the sea wants to pull you down and keep you.
In much of East Asia, the preference for whiter skin stems not from any desire to imitate Westerners, but from traditional culture.
An excessive and irrational fear of accidental war based on a misunderstanding of historical events is dangerous, especially when it paralyzes people and prevents them from standing up for themselves and for what’s right.
Many fat activists have gone beyond body acceptance and are actively discouraging obese people against losing weight, with no regard for the science or their health.
Angela Merkel postured as a stateswoman on the world stage, but constantly shunted unpleasant work and unpleasant decisions to others, and shirked her responsibilities as a major European leader.