STRANGE SMILES

Happiness

Can you smile too much? People in the Philippines seem capable of grinning their way through every catastrophe imaginable.

HAPPINESS IS A PLACE

Happiness

In the Kingdom of Bhutan, men wear skirts, jealousy is a foreign notion, and everyone is kindly requested to live happily ever after. Why? Ask a local.

Tahrir Microeconomy

War, Shopping

Is Cairo in flames yet? For those watching the November revolution on TV, this city can seem littered with thrown rocks and empty shells. But the majority of Cairenes are doing what majorities usually do: tending shop, going to school, driving taxis, baking bread, waiting for news.

How to hold back the tears in Tahrir Square

War

"The people/ want/ the old teargas!"

The Legitimate Demands of the 25th of January Revolution

Freedom of Speech

Hosni Mubarak's lawyer claims that the ex-leader died in 2004 and has been replaced by an imposter.