The Enigma of Burning Yourself Alive

The Enigma of Burning Yourself Alive

In Ben Arous, Tunisia, Tarek-el Tayeb Mohamed Bouazizi stood in front of the local governor’s office after a policewoman confiscated his fruit cart and also gave him a beating. What came next ...
Stephen Hawking: Returning to the Universe he called Home

Stephen Hawking: Returning to the Universe he called Home

Recently the world lost one of the most beloved men of science who constantly questions the universe. Stephen William Hawking passed away at the age of 76 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The cosmologist was known for his ...
Women Against the Odds

Women Against the Odds

[Jakarta, LTTW] First thing first, although a little late, Happy International Women’s Day! It is very important for us to mull over and appreciate the role of women in establishing and nurturing ...
The Dreamer, Jane Goodall

The Dreamer, Jane Goodall

[Jakarta, LTTW] The presence of animals and plants is unquestionably essential for the continuation of life as we know it. Imagine if lions were wiped out from African savannah; it would adversely ...
Muhal Richard Abrams, "The Renaissance Man" of 20th Century Music

Muhal Richard Abrams, “The Renaissance Man” of 20th Century Music

Jazz lovers all over the world mourned the loss of a music legend, Muhal Richard Abrams. The New York Times reported that Abrams, 87, was found lifeless on his Manhattan house, October ...
Gauri Lankesh

Obituary – Gauri Lankesh

Recently, on September 6, 2017, we read an obituary of Gauri Lankesh (55 year old), a female Indian journalist senior, writer and activist (secularist-nationalist). Lankesh was assassinated inside her residence in Bengaluru ...
Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth and the artist’s fragile reputation

[Jakarta, LTTW] Andrew Wyeth [1917-2009] is considered as a 20th century American Realist painter. He is well known among art critics and is popular through his painting entitled “Christina’s World” which became ...
Semsar Siahaan

The Shade of Northern Lights: A Current Reflection

How many people do you know would collect orange seeds, put them in a pocket, and throw them on land where they can fruitfully grow? We know one, Semsar Siahaan (1952-2005) [Ed.]** ...
Saudi Arabia

Women at the Top: Cultural Change in Saudi Arabia and UAE

[Jakarta, LttW] Conservative Saudi Arabia, with its brand of what's controversially known as Wahhabism, isn't seldom referenced by Sunni Muslim leaders in policy making. Among the ongoing debates is the leadership of women in ...
George Dennehy

There Is George Dennehy The Armless Musician, and I’m Whining for A Perfect Studio

by Aryo Adhianto [VIRGINIA, DOGO, LTTW] I’m annoyed with myself. As a musician, I feel the need to have everything in advance—a fine instrument, first-rate sound system, and comfortable studio—to be able ...
who changed the world

100 Minorities Who Changed The World in the 20th Century

1. Ali, Muhammad A former American boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers. In 1967, Ali refused to be conscripted into the ...
changing the world

Majority Hardly Changing the World

by Serrano Sianturi Things change as we live our days; many (or perhaps most) even believe that change is the only constant in our lives. Change itself is actually a scary thing ...
El Sistema

El Sistema: Construction Dreams Through Music

by Aryo Adhianto [Jakarta, LTTW] As we often ask and talk about, what does music means to us now? Where will it go, or how far it will succeed in materializing a ...