Why is it as it is? 

By Kinan Aldaioub (IRO) I was born in Syria but left when I was 6 years old, when my parents and I moved with dreams of living in the West in peace, in privilege and in happiness. So far, it’s been one hell of an experience, but I remain spiritually divided. Only half of me…

International Superstitions

By Jitze de Vries There are some celebrations that you can never have enough of. Don’t we all wish Christmas lasted all the way into January, or that we had birth-weeks instead of birthdays. In the same way, I haven’t been able to shake the Halloween mood yet, so why relapse on the drug of…

The Great Debate: Western Media

What about Everybody Else? By Jitze De Vries Over 400 deaths. 600 more missing. A large city was the target of mother nature yet again, destroying everything in her path. However, as many of you might think of Houston, Florida or perhaps Bangladesh, these figures actually belong to a somewhere a shorter plane-ride away, yet…

Shawarma Karma: Misguided Magnanimity in Moscow

By Francis Farrell How should one feel when they get mistaken for the poor, the homeless, or the begging? What does it say about us and our society when this occurs? I sure as hell haven’t figured out the answer, but a recent couple of incidents in Moscow, exactly one week apart, where the universe seemed…