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How Grandma’s Dish Taught Me about Heritage and History

Food and dining together is more than an expression of love, or a reflection of cultural and philosophical ideas, food, in my Opung’s dayok nabinatur, is shared history.

by Simone October 17, 2019
How Our Fascination with Old Pictures Help Us (Mis)understand History

The danger with nostalgia is that it blurs all the bad things that happened, while trivializing everything that is good in present time.

by Mario Rustan, Columnist July 11, 2019
You're Free to Love Your Country the Way You Like It

How do you love your country, especially when it betrays you time and again?

by Mario Rustan, Columnist August 16, 2018
Selling Sex: Wonder Woman and The Ancient Fantasy of Hot Lady Warriors

Though Wonder Woman was portrayed as a feminist icon in the 1940s, she is also a highly sexual character.

by Christian-Georges Schwentzel June 5, 2017
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Never Forget May 98 Tragedy: Komnas Perempuan

Indonesia should learn from the dark history of the May 98 tragedy, said Komnas Perempuan.

by Camely Artha May 8, 2017
Farewell, 2016! A Very Hard Year It Has Been

Let's say goodbye to the annus horribilis that is 2016 and get ready to fight in 2017.

by Mario Rustan, Columnist December 22, 2016
Issues // Politics and Society
Agustus Dulu dan Kini

Agustus adalah citra bangsa ini namun Agustus hanya satu dari dua belas, terbatas dan sementara.

by Wella Andany August 16, 2016
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Issues // Gender and Sexuality
Kartini's Legacy is About Empowerment Through Education and Literacy

Being second least literate nation in the world, we have failed to live up to Kartini's legacy, which is about empowering people through education and literacy.

by Fini Rubianti April 26, 2016
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Women Some of the Worst Victims in 1965 Atrocities

Women were some of the most targeted in the 1965 state-sponsored atrocities to purge communist from Indonesia -- will a symposium on the events that took place this week bring a meaningful closure to this dark chapter of the country's history?

by Hera Diani April 21, 2016
Ingat65: Unveiling the Dark Truth

A new website offers to collect digital narratives of what happened during the dark period of Indonesia's history post-1965.

by Ayunda Nurvitasari April 15, 2016