Aside from generic ethnic folk music, I know next to nothing about Chinese music. I enjoy rock, metal, traditional ethnic folk music, and electronica. What is or has been popular out of china? I would love to listen to what China has to offer music-wise!
EDIT: Specifically, I'm asking for recommendations on safe neighborhoods that fit the criteria of distance and price. The criteria are easy enough to search for, but tips on the neighborhoods are harder to sus out. Thanks!
The Raika women of Rajasthan - India
Wrestling with the contradictions of deforestation - Kenya
Managing land and resources in the Afar Region - Ethiopia
Conserving biodiversity in the Carpathian Mountains - Romania
Maasai women taking stock and taking action - Kenya
Looking after the herds and the home in the Rift Valley - Jordan
Reflections on a pastoralist childhood - Iran
Reaping the benefits of local plants - Kenya
Pastoral women of Turkmenistan - Turkmenistan
Sustainable use of natural resources by tradition - United Republic of Tanzania
Al Rahma Forestry Conservation Self-Help Group - Kenya
Guardians of the Gobi - Mongolia
Mountain desert at the roof of the world - Pakistan
Combating desertification through reforestation - Sudan
Native shepherd women of the Upper Andes - Bolivia
Peulh women join efforts to combat desertification - Senegal
I'm an American. As you can imagine, discussing politics recently has been a plague ridden nightmare of revisionist history. It has become clear that my cursory, non academic knowledge of world and American history leaves me decidedly unprepared to weather most heated conversations.
Some interesting writers I've studied include Howard Zinn and Christopher Hitchens. I want to have a factual knowledge of the entirety of American history, such that I could formulate valid arguments to the complexity of their understandings of the past. And while I understand that I am unlikely to learn enough to argue so eloquently as they could, I'm at a total loss for where I should even start.
I'm terrified of walking down someone else's rabbit hole under the guise of a factual representation of historical events. As I cannot afford university again, after having chosen a scientific field of study, how can I best substitute a proper academic career in history with equivalently rigorous studies? Which sources can I trust to be absolutely factual in their teachings of America's past, and perhaps the greater history of the world? Aside from reading journals and diaries written by historical figures themselves and attempting to corroborate the reality common in their accounts, I don't know of any other way to glean an accurate picture of American history. I'm hoping you all could point me to some universally trusted sources to help me out by recommending books or other methods. I know I'm asking a lot, so I'll appreciate any advice you can give.