As Germany marked the 50th anniversary of the guest worker treaty that brought hundreds of thousands of Turkish workers to fuel its booming postwar economy, the ubiquitous street snack is held up as a prominent symbol of the cultural and economic influence of Turkish immigration on German society.
Ramen, a simple concoction of broth and noodles, has inspired passion among Japanese and foreigners alike, and allows for a deeper understanding of the city itself.
We tend to imagine China as a monolith: 1.3 billion people sharing the same language, history, and culture. The truth is far more interesting. China is a mosaic of several distinct regions, each with its own resources, dynamics, and historical character.
Typographic gaffes often crop up in various public places as well as in television programs and movies, offending designers who work with typefaces on a daily basis, and study them lovingly.
Experts from heritage group Historic Scotland have developed a technique using lasers to create precise digital representations of enormous sites. Mount Rushmore is the next location to be captured.
Changes in the economy have had the surprising effect of making the manual trades more attractive as careers.