Ada Colau

Barcelona’s mayor is on a quest to ‘feminize’ politics amid independence debate

Global Politics

The conflict between proponents of Catalan independence and Spanish unity has reached a head this week, as Catalan President Carles Puigdemont continues to threaten to declare unilateral independence while Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy takes steps to revoke the region’s autonomy. Almost daily pro- and anti-independence rallies throughout the country echo the leadership’s division, only ratcheting tensions.

Firefighters from the Sequoia National Forest Cobra 4 hand crew mop up a spot fire

Meet the firefighters from American Samoa who sing to stay motivated on the job


A road trip to end typos

Potty Humor

The World

Defending grammar one apostrophe at a time

Arts, Culture & Media
The World

Chinese bilingual ballots

Arts, Culture & Media

The World’s Alex Gallafent explores the complexities of Chinese bilingual ballots. Transliteration into Chinese is a complicated, sometimes confusing business.