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Category: Culture/Art

Grappling With Mortality In The White Mountains – Joshua Bright

  Last year, medical tests revealed that a rare genetic cardiomyopathy is slowly but surely mutating, expanding, and gradually weakening my heart. Though there are no outward symptoms yet, my heart pumps only four-fifths of what it should, and my future health feels less certain. At age 44, the more…

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The Moscow Seven: Meet Russia’s Future Fashion Stars – Stephan Rabimov

In times of strife and struggle, Russia has always placed its biggest trust in human resources. “We’re rich in minerals and minds,” goes an old saying. While the population of the world’s largest (by territory) nation has steadily declined since independence in 1991, recent…

25+ Stunning Photos From Burning Man 2018 Give a Glimpse of Its Wild Creativity – Sara Barnes

With Labor Day weekend past, the festivities of Burning Man now exist as memories for its temporary citizens. More than 70,000 people made their way to Black Rock City in the Nevada desert for the unique event this year. They were accompanied by incredible artwork and…

Why Nordic Countries Might Not Be As Happy As You Think

Nordic countries like Finland and Norway may regularly come out on top of world happiness indexes for wellbeing year-on-year – but new research shows the happiness is far from universal. A report authored by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Happiness Research Institute…

Rewriting The Story of the Starving Armenian — Discover

Liana Aghajanian on the food traditions of Armenian-Americans: “Having lost property, cultural heritage, and identity in addition to the millions who were killed, food became the most transportable cultural marker that could be made tangible with the right ingredients, as Armenians were forced to…

Seoul Success – Young North Korean Escapees are Thriving in the South By Anna Fifield

When waves of North Koreans began arriving in the South during a devastating famine 20 years ago, many encountered a world that might as well have been on another planet. They had to learn to use credit cards and smartphones, to withstand the noise…

This Is Why You Are Afraid of Photographing People while Traveling — Discover

Sweden-based travel photographer Lola Akinmade Åkerström reflects on the invisible barriers that stand between her (and every traveler’s) camera and the strangers that become the subjects of many of her most powerful photos. via This Is Why You Are Afraid of Photographing People while Traveling…

Seven Centuries of Bstila — Discover

Anny Gaul, a scholar of North African and Middle Eastern culinary traditions, takes us on a deep dive through the centuries-long history of Bstila (or Pastilla), one of Morocco’s signature dishes (bonus: recipe included). via Seven Centuries of Bstila Your kindly Donations would be so…

Parlez-Vous Français? — Sifting through life and the world

Français? Hey, I was absolutely the worse in my high school French classes and the only one in our senior year of 4th year French to get a “C”. Of course, my general hate of high school and lack of respect for anything connected…

In Sudan, Rediscovering Ancient Nubia Before It’s Too Late — Discover

At Undark, Amy Maxmen follows the archaeologists and scientists who are racing to document what’s left of the ancient African civilization of Nubia. via In Sudan, Rediscovering Ancient Nubia Before It’s Too Late — Discover   Your kindly Donations would be so effective in order…

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