Cycle of war, and protest

The first known use of bicycles in war was the 1896 Jameson Raid in South Africa, followed by the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). In both cases the British used bikes in order to...

China’s next revolution?

After the communist revolution in China, the bicycle became a symbol of equality. It was called “the freedom vehicle,” and China was once known as the “Kingdom of Bicycles.” The...

Bikes for everybody

Cape Town is synonymous with cycling in Africa and holds the continent's biggest cycling race. The city is also on a mission to bring the benefits of the bicycle to its...

Pandemic power

Recent research suggests that, in countries with comparatively few bicyclists, women are far less likely to cycle than men. However, the same study also found that, in countries...


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Heather McGhee on Why America Needs to Be Better Than the Sum of Its Parts

Heather McGhee’s new book dives into how racism holds America back.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

The OZY News Quiz

What climate pledge did Chinese President Xi Jinping make to the United Nations Tuesday? Test your knowledge.

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Which Taliban leader was reported to be missing this week? Test your knowledge.

Pinochet Jailed Her. She’s Demolishing His Legacy

Alejandra Flores Carlos is among a handful of Indigenous Chileans tasked with rewriting the country's Constitution.

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What country announced Wednesday that it would send $31 million in aid to Taliban-run Afghanistan? Test your knowledge.

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What early pandemic shortage reared its head again this week? Test your knowledge.

Shadow of Terror Looms in Afghanistan

America’s longest war was sparked by a terrorist attack, and it’s now been bookended by another.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

Who’s Hot in Washington?

When I first became a correspondent in Washington, D.

The OZY News Quiz

Why did the Taliban say this week that Afghan women should stay home? Test your knowledge.

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