Dec 21 2012
Barcelona, Spain — File this in your collection of unusual Christmas traditions: the figurine of a pooping peasant appearing in Catalonia’s crèches.
Catalonia, in Spain’s northeastern corner, is a region with a strong cultural pride and ancient traditions. The Caganer (the pooper), which has been appearing in manger scenes since the 18th century, is one of them.
Oct 14 2012
Small changes can make a big difference in a child’s life, particularly for orphans with special needs who are receiving little or no medical care at Guatemala’s orphanages.
“A lot of the children are in wheelchairs and they are older and they’ve been in these positions for a long time so they’re just kind of stuck,”…
Guatemala, a country that used to rank at the top in terms of number of children being adopted by foreign parents, now finds itself with thousands of children being stranded in orphanages without the prospect of finding a home. The following story describes what lead to the current situation and the work of many foreign…
Anna Ermakova thought she’d have a better chance of meeting a suitable husband over the Internet than in her own hometown of Kursk, Russia, where the ratio of men to women is one to five—a lingering consequence of the devastating WWII casualties in that area.
“To recover from that huge loss, it’s going to take Russia…
Atlanta officially became part of the food-truck nation this weekend with the opening of Atlanta Food Truck Park and Market on April 26.
Two young entrepreneurs leased a lot in the high-traffic quadrant between Howell Mill Road and I-75 and turned it into an outdoor eatery where patrons can choose from a range of menus.
Nine years after losing his nine-year old son Killian to leukemia in 2003, Clay Owen, a media spokesman at AT&T, still has trouble getting through an interview about childhood cancer without becoming emotional.
Clay and his wife, Grainne, are among thousands of parents whose lives took a dramatic turn the day they were told one of…
POW frees captives of their fears from Maria Schnabel on Vimeo.Lee Ellis will never forget Nov. 7, 1967. That’s the day when, as a 24-year old U.S. Air Force fighter pilot on a mission over North Vietnam, his plane was shot down.
Nor will he forget the years he spent in captivity…
After 30 years of pleasing theater lovers, this week the Theatre in the Square in Marietta, Ga., surprised the arts community by announcing it was closing down for good due to financial difficulties. The theatre, an anchor in quaint Marietta Square, had been one of the cultural draws in the suburban town north of…
How do you measure voter sentiment? According to some major news organizations, through Twitter.
As we’ve seen this past week, main media is embracing Twitter as a way to keep a finger on the pulse of voter sentiment during the Republican debates.
Fox News, which coined the First Twitter Election term to refer to the 2012 election,…
EASY WEB TOOLS HELP US VISUALIZE HOW WE STACK UP
I may have flunked math in high school, but the Web is turning me into a fan of stats.
Or, rather, a fan of the graphical representation of my stats.
Graphic narcissism must be on the rise given the proliferation of Web tools that allow us to rank…