Current (June 2013) situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon
June 2013 NYT Magazine piece on the complex (and compromised) position of Alawites in Syria
An old article about the potential of saffron to replace opium poppies as a cash crop in Afghanistan — a concept that I think, if implemented, could be revolutionary!
Terrific op-ed adapted from Jonathan Safron Foer’s 2013 Commencement address at Middlebury. A moving meditation on our common humanity in a digital age. (via Hannah Giorgis)
Phenomenal opinion piece on the declining nutrition of our produce and the most recent iteration of post-Green Revolution dietary challenges
An excellent commentary on the class/race implications of Miley Cyrus’s contraversial “We Can’t Stop” video (via Yobi Kelati)