"This is Times Square meets 9th century Maghreb, a heady stew of stern piety and frenetic consumerism that has changed little in the past thousand years." MORE

"Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan—“Hotspot” in the context of these former Soviet republics is a term likely more associated with their location on the geopolitical, not biological map." MORE

"Why protest? Because it sends a message to the powerful that you can, you care, and you will." MORE