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Whisky War: Is a Friendly Conflict Possible?

Artwork By Sofia Farje The title of the article sets out an apparently easy question to answer: Is it even possible for a conflict to be friendly? If history has taught us something, it’s that...

Tattoos in Soviet Prisons

Artwork By Lyla Elbaradie You may have one or more tattoos across your body, as the popularity of tattoos has expanded around the world in recent years. For each person, tattoos can represent a wide...

“Poison Apple”: Why Tomatoes Terrified Europeans

Artwork By Rosudan Topuria In the 1700s, children in Europe began experiencing hallucinations, slurred speech, blue gums, failing organs, convulsions, seizures, and tingling in fingers and toes. For many of them, by the time...

#Awakening: The Rise of Online Spirituality

Artwork By Paula Gonzalez A targeted ad popped up on my Instagram feed showing me a page for “awakening minds''. Naturally, I was drawn to it—targeted advertisement usually gets that right—and before I knew it,...

Catfishers: People Who Fake it Until They Don’t Make it

Artwork By Kiki Pino If you’ve ever used an online dating app, chances are your friends convinced you that you had nothing to lose. After creating your profile, you start swiping left and right for...

The Balkan Turbo Folk Musical Revolution

Artwork By Rusudan Topuria Ok, so before we begin talking about old Balkan song lyrics such as “It is time for the Serbian Revenge, all the Mosques will be blown away” I need to first...

Leatherface in Real Life

Michelle Paninka Artwork By Paula Gonzáles Are you familiar with the crimes of Norman Bates’ character in the movie Psycho? Do you know of the killer ‘Leatherface’ from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Have you seen The...

How A Bowl of Soup Got A Criminal Executed

 Artwork By Sofia Cabral In an era when domestic abuse is common, and divorces are difficult to get, how does one save themself from a toxic marriage? In 17th century Italy, women were seen as men’s...

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