FIFA World Cup
David Beckham Visits Desmond Tutu During 2010 World Cup

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During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, soccer player David Beckham, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador at the time, visited Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town to show his support for the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre. He said of the charity foundation, “As a father with three sons, I … Continue reading

Andy Warhol
Lou Reed on the Genius of Andy Warhol: ‘He Was the First’

Lou Reed speaks at the 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on the astonishing achievements and foresight of Andy Warhol’s artistic style and vision. Reed’s band, the Velvet Underground, was little-known at the time–but Warhol saw something in them before the general public did. In the band’s humble beginnings, they were only able to book shows when they were part of Warhol’s art installations: “We were his one and only band. The factory band.”

B. K. S. Iyengar
Iyengar Yoga as a Form of Healing & Art

Iyengar Yoga as a Form of Healing & Art

Stephanie Quirk began “Iyengar Yoga,” a style of yoga popularized by the legendary yoga teacher B. K. S. Iyengar, in 1987 after accidents that left her physically disabled. She left Australia and went to Pune, India to learn from Iyengar–valuing his approach to yoga as an art and a life … Continue reading

B. K. S. Iyengar
Yogacharya on B. K. S. Iyengar’s Inspiring Teachings


In this audio interview with yogacharya Patricia Walden, who learned from B. K. S. Iyengar himself, she recalls being unsure about a yoga position he was teaching when Iyengar told her: “You have to go beyond the limitations of your mind.” She let go of her fears and was able … Continue reading

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Ebola Virus: ‘Miracle’ Cured Case in Liberia

‘Miracle’ Cured Case of Ebola Virus in Liberia

Claudius Barnawolo, a physician’s assistant in Liberia, was cured of the Ebola virus disease during the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak. Barnawolo says that people had already pronounced him dead at one point but he survived: “What happened here was a complete miracle.” He is grateful to God and to … Continue reading

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Ebola Virus Survivor & Psychologist on the 2014 Outbreak

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Sasobas Temé Sadnou, a patient cured of the Ebola virus disease during the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak, speaks on his experience of getting treatment by Doctors Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Sadnou likens the doctors in their yellow protective suits to “cosmonauts” but understands their vital use. … Continue reading

2012-2013 Egyptian Protests
Egypt Celebrates New Future After Government Coup

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CNBC reports live on July 3, 2013, the tumultuous night that Islamist Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi was ousted and placed under house arrest. The end of the Muslim Brotherhood’s short-lived regime prompted thousands of citizens to celebrate in Cairo. The “political reset,” caused an upheaval that was reminiscent to that … Continue reading

Syrian Civil War
[Text] The Syrian Civil War: My Story With Death


Author: Ahmad Beetar “You killed my dreams, destroyed my future and ended my career and any chance for me to get a better life. And you are representing me?” I am a Syrian citizen. I came to the U.S. for a short-term scholarship, then settled here for good. I have witnessed … Continue reading

Philippe Petit
A Man on a Wire

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Famous French high wire artist Philippe Petit discusses his passion and inspiration for his performances. Petit, who describes himself as someone who likes to “live on the edge,” first gained recognition for walking between the Twin Towers on a high wire in 1974. Today he continues to perform stunts and … Continue reading

2010 Copiapó Mining Accident
Chilean Miner Gives Interview After Being Rescued


A miner, who was trapped underground for two months in the Sane José Copper-Gold Mine in Copiapó, Chile in 2010, gives his first interview after being rescued. Nicknamed “Super Mario” after coming out of the mine very energized and presenting gifts of rocks to his rescuers, Mario Sepulveda talks about … Continue reading