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  • Back out in the open, Europe’s anti-Semitism kindles new response

    Back out in the open, Europe’s anti-Semitism kindles new responseAs dusk fell over Paris last Tuesday evening, some 20,000 people gathered around the iconic statue of “La République,” floodlit in patriotic red, white, and blue, to demonstrate their disgust at anti-Semitism. “I can’t stand this racist filth anymore,” said Florent Nicoud, a bearded young filmmaker. As nationalist and populist movements have grown more powerful and Muslim citizens’ grievances against Israel have reinforced centuries-old European prejudices, anti-Semitic rhetoric is becoming more open.




  • Too strong for other women? Why star runner’s case strikes a nerve at home

    Too strong for other women? Why star runner’s case strikes a nerve at homeGrowing up in rural South Africa in the 1980s, Hlengiwe Buthelezi got used to hearing that she was too much. Too much like one of the boys – whom she regularly outmatched in neighborhood pickup soccer games. Today, Ms. Buthelezi co-organizes a competition called the AfroGames for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex athletes (LGBTI).




  • The pocketbook case for EVs

    The pocketbook case for EVsOwning an electric vehicle (EV) now may seem just as expensive and unnecessary as a smartphone did back then. If Americans today think about EVs at all, they are likely to assume EVs are expensive and, perhaps most worrying, that their batteries will run down and leave them stranded (a concern often called “range anxiety”). Recommended: The Monitor's View Who killed the electric car?




  • Forget the Oscars: Why ‘Roma’ resonates with three Monitor families

    Forget the Oscars: Why ‘Roma’ resonates with three Monitor familiesThe movie “Roma,” vying for 10 Oscars on Sunday, including best picture, is an homage to domestic workers. The movie by Alfonso Cuarón is set in Colonia Roma, the Mexico City neighborhood where he was raised in the 1970s. In some ways Cleo bears little resemblance to Veronica, who has cared for three Monitor households and five Monitor children.




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