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German Christmas Markets

The anticipation of the first snowfall, imminent chocolate overdoses waiting in Christmas stockings, piano strings warmed for the 10th rendition of Carol of the Bells: these winter festivities and rituals charm and warm the soul, regardless of which holiday is being celebrated during this magical season. Prior to spending Christmastime...

The Punk Spirit

The punk spirit is still in there somewhere, though — at least, I hope so. ~ Martin McDonagh, on his writing in an interview to The Guardian /// Elegy for The Pillowman i know your life is a plastic bag with no breathing holes are everywhere and in every heart yet...

7am Wanders

I have always been a city girl, through and through. Growing up in Hong Kong as I did and loving the city as I do, I’ve learnt to move with the energy of the place. This city that never sleeps, never content to stay still in the status quo; this...

In-Between

It wasn’t the Greek melodic music in Andréas’ Restaurant, nor my conversations with Greek friends on campus, nor even the first time I had to resist the urge to interrupt a passerby who pronounced “gyros” incorrectly (despite my desire to get retribution for my own Greek-accented English that was constantly...

Providence Welcomes Imaginary Worlds

Somewhere towards the end of October, all begins to take on new light — the leaves change into crisp, darker colors, and cultural oddities creep to the foreground. . . This may explain how I wound up all the way in Woonsocket on a Wednesday night, alone, in a fake...


My Big Fat Greek Easter

“Yamas!” everyone shouted, banging their glasses on the countertop and gulping down their drinks aggressively. I widened my eyes at Nora and Tino, and we all chuckled, as this was the fifth “yamas” in the past half an hour. My eyes were already glazed, my head slightly dizzy from drinking...

Video: Paris, a Piece of Identity

Paris is many things to many, many people. Paris may be the most loved city. . . Perhaps because its rich culture and multiculturalism is celebrated and shared on such a significant scale. I am at a loss for words about the senseless crisis that took place on November 13,...

Going to the Fun Park

Samir and I had planned to go to Aqua Club in the Nurek Reservoir but the morning we were to leave the government cancelled Aqua Club’s operating license and Aqua Club wouldn’t pay the right official a large enough bribe so they refunded our reservation and instead of spending the...

Saltwater: Istanbul’s 14th Biennial

“With and through art, we commit ourselves to the possibility of joy and vitality, leaping from form to flourishing life. SALTWATER: A Theory of Thought Forms looks for where to draw the line, to draw upon, and to draw out, through organic and non-linear forms that connect research in art...