Issue 444 of New Internationalist
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Until the beginning of this year, the West African nation seemed like an island of calm in a troubled region. Then everything...
Book review: Metamorphosis
'Unmasking the mystery of how life transforms' - does Frank Ryan's book live up to its sub-header?
The new album by Norwegian artist Jenny Hval is astonishing - as much about poetry and story-telling as performance, says Louise...
Krystian Legierski: an interview with the Polish gay rights campaigner
Krystian Legierski believes the tide is turning in Poland. He speaks to James Gray about his struggles against a notoriously...
Where now for biofuels?
Can fuel crops ever be sustainable? Danny Chivers gives us the lowdown.
Redefining masculinity: why showing affection is no longer a fairytale
As society becomes more tolerant of homosexuality, men find the freedom to be emotionally open and physically tactile with each...
Interview with Adam Beach
The Canadian First Nations actor, star of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and US TV dramas Big Love and Law and Order, talks to...
The US is not teetering on the edge of bankruptcy
As Obama ushers in a new debit-limit bill, Mark Engler explains how the argument ‘We’re broke’ is used to justify the demolition...
What is a 'true Egyptian'?
There may be no easy answer, but identity has become an obsession, discovers Maria Golia, among a people in turmoil.
Biofuels - the good, the bad and the ugly
From wood to algae, biofuels have been around for years. But they're not necessarily all they're cracked up to be. Danny Chivers...
Is animal testing necessary to advance medical research?
Pro-testing activist Laurie Pycroft and Helen Marston, who heads an organization that campaigns against the use of animals, focus...