Four years after the Soviet Army fought its way into Berlin in 1945, Moscow built a huge memorial in Treptower Park to the 80,000 Russian and other Soviet soldiers who died taking the city. With 5,000 of them are actually buried in the park, Berliners took to calling it the Tomb of the Unknown Rapist. Read More
On June 8, 2021, I stood on the steps of the London Muslim Mosque, with people to my left and right as far as my eyes could see.
Recently, a Quebec City mayoral candidate reportedly called Islam a cancer in Quebec. While the comments are upsetting, they’re not surprising considering anti-Muslim hate long has been lethally on the rise.
The early pandemic mantra, “flatten the curve,” is as relevant today as it was during those fraught first weeks of self-isolation. With an incomplete understanding of transmission and the vaccine still far off, we set our collective sights on a pragmatic, immediate goal: maintaining hospital capacity to treat the sick. We’d seen the alternative. In […]
John Moore, a British glaciologist, had a big idea a few years ago.
A friend of mine is having a long-anticipated, many-times-postponed, backyard barbecue in the next couple of weeks. I hope so, anyway. This pandemic has thrown a monkey wrench into many-a gathering. The virus is never invited, but it sure loves a party. Happily, the date has been fixed and the invitations are out. My question […]
It’s been so hard to find peace and joy during our second pandemic holiday season.