From Thick Culture: The Homogenization of Asian ‘Beauty’

Interesting post written after viewing of the contestants for the Miss Korea 2013 contest: beauty standards, homogenization, and the ironies of multiculturalism.

Chimamanda Adichie: ‘Dark-skinned girls are never the babes’

I can’t wait to read her new book…

Intercultural Case Study: Everest Conflict

There have been a lot of stories in the press about the recent conflict between the Everest Sherpas and the Western mountain climbers. In a dangerous setting, with reputations, adrenalin, linguistic difficulties, competing interests, and vastly different expectations and communication styles, this example of intercultural conflict got heated, but luckily didn’t have a worse outcome.

Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story

“Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.” TED Talks