Liu Jianfeng worked as a journalist for fifteen years at the China Economic Times. Infuriated and trapped by the nation’s state-controlled media he quit, taking it upon him self to create a new model for investigative journalism in China.
Image via nbcwashington.com the first time I heard the Velvet Underground, I instantly felt that some break had occurred, that this band would be with me forever.
Indonesia has a trash problem. In Jakarta, 110-hectares of the city’s garbage sits in a landfill piled so high, locals call it “the mountain” and some serious creativity is needed to improve the situation.
Photo: NASA Goddard Photo and Video Nearly one year ago, in a corner of Doha, thousands convened for the 18th Convention of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Okay, so this video takes a little while to get to “the good stuff,” but the payoff is worth it… I promise.
Well I’m in the working world again. I’ve found myself a well-paying gig in the engineering industry, and life finally feels like it’s returning to normal after my nine months of traveling.
I’ve always had a soft spot for making up the etymology and history behind certain phrases. Sadly, the rise of Google and its accessibility during conversations has given gullible victims the chance to crosscheck my bullshit.
Photo: Stephan van Es I have a friend who told me the following story: Back in around 2004, she and her husband flew across the United States to visit some of her family in Boston.
Photo: aeroix I generally subscribe to the stereotype that saying you’re a writer is a roundabout way of saying you’re not gainfully employed.
Photo: Nicole Kelly Forty-five minutes from Indianapolis, two hours from Cincinnati, two hours from Louisville, and three hours from St.
I’ve been told surfing is a spiritual experience. I know it takes a long time to be good at surfing, but once you are the high can be addictive.
Travelers come in many shapes and sizes. They travel with purpose or roam aimlessly, instigate change or passively pass through, become consumed by wanderlust, drop off the grid, get lost, and find their way back home.
To those of you who promised yourselves that this year would be different, and that you’d take 5 minutes each day just for you, I give you this.
When I was a kid, we played a game where we would see who could go farthest in the swimming pool without coming up or taking a breath.
SOMETIMES folks are just too busy opening their big, white hearts and bigger, whiter wallets to give a thought to the people who bring us seemingly endless high-definition videos of suffering Africans.
Photo: Amir Kuckovic If you grew up in a middle-class home like I did, a college degree was more like an expectation than an achievement, and thereafter some kind of stable career was thought to ensue like a magical byproduct.
In the West, skateboarding culture isn’t necessarily well-respected. It brings to mind images of hooligans sliding on handrails and popping ollies in public places, and then listening to their hippity-hop and spray-painting graffiti onto building walls belonging to respectable property owners.
This story was produced by the Glimpse Correspondents Program. There is the smell of frankincense. Echoing voices sing ancient hymns.
Surely you have seen the photo of the gigantic spawning aggregation of bigeye trevally fish submitted to a National Geographic photo contest.
Photo: Author “About three BASE jumpers die in this valley each year.” I was sitting in the only pub in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, the main town of the Lauterbrunnen Valley, drinking my gin and tonic and picking the brains of the tall, sun-tanned BASE-jumper of a stranger.