How are the things we're talking about being talked about somewhere else in the world? Gregory Warner tells stories that follow familiar conversations into unfamiliar territory. At a time when the world seems small but it's as hard as ever to escape our echo chambers, Rough Translation takes you places.
War Poems Revisited
As the U.S. pulls out of Afghanistan, we look back at a time when Taliban poetry and a local cooking show became part of the war. And the U.S. had the perfect person to fight on that front.
How To Speak Bad English
Heather Hansen used to teach people to speak "perfect" English. Until she realized that so-called "bad English" might be a better way to communicate.
Liberté, Égalité, French Fries... And Couscous
Our favorite McDonald's in Marseille, France has reached its afterlife. It took court cases, spray paint, and the slogan you know turned upside down (literally) to get there.
"We Already Belong": A Conversation With R.O. Kwon
In the wake of the shootings in Atlanta, a Korean-American writer reconnects with her own family.
Welcome To The Vaccination Club
Two very different approaches to wooing vaccine skeptics. And how a little FOMO can go a long way.
Rewriting The Travel Guidebook With Nanjala Nyabola
What happens when your guidebook isn't written with you in mind? Nanjala Nyabola on her new book: Travelling While Black.