Belonging in America
An elusive dream

Winter 2024

From a bombed-out Damascus home to a New Jersey one-bedroom

Syrian family reflects on their years of trauma and displacement, and on life in the United States.

Children of the last Soviets may be victims of their parents’ dreams

Though the USSR is history, its ideals about child rearing live on.

All their wealth in gold

South Asian women pass on gold jewelry through the...

New Jersey Latinas fight the wage gap

Women surveyed considered the top barrier to better salaries a lack of command of English.

Losing Polish

Bayonne's once-strong Polish-American culture is waning, and more Poles pursue expanding opportunities at home, or emigrate within the European Union

Diving into underground Bologna

How a hidden canal system could lead to a more sustainable future

Young activists pave the way to a unified world

Courage is a tradition among Bologna students fed up with the inaction of institutions

Women’s library key to advancing feminism

Bologna boasts one of Europe's largest libraries of its kind

How the English erased Irish

Centuries of degrading Irish culture, and criminalizing Gaelic, created a country that speaks mainly English

Soap operas and storytelling

A look at novel efforts to nurture Gaelic

The lingering impact of British rule

As Ireland nears its 75th anniversary as an independent republic, the impact of hundreds of years of past British rule can still be felt.