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Zanzibar's 'Solar Mamas' flip the switch on rural homes, gender roles

Take a step back from Zanzibar’s white sand beaches and big hotels and you’re in a very different world. One where the island’s dusty, inland villages largely go dark once the sun sets. This is when the differences between people who have electricity and those who don’t are most pronounced.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs in studio q

The New Zealand-American trio perform throughout the show from their new album Multi-Love.




Don't worry: The world's best female soccer players have been 'sex-tested'

The disgraced world soccer body, FIFA, makes sure each Women's World Cup participant is, in fact, a woman. Here's how.

Misery TV: The controversy behind CBS's The Briefcase

Why journalist Esther Breger calls CBS's The Briefcase the latest in television's long history of humiliating poor people.

A new reality program called The Briefcase debuted on CBS last Wednesday. It was a ratings hit, but also earned a heap of critical scorn for its premise.

China now targeting moms of Tiananmen victims to erase memory of its bloody crackdown

The 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests is quasi-unmentionable in China. Now the Tiananmen Mothers, an activist group comprised of the victims' families, are fighting to bring the event to light.