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Istanbul: A Difficult Question

BY KUTAY ONAYLI Photos courtesy of Önder Kaya.    A perk of coming from Istanbul is that new acquaintances almost always assume you will make an interesting conversation partner. Of course, international students from fascinating places all over the world are accustomed to hearing exclamations when they answer the question “So…where...

Tana Toraja Funeral Rituals: A Better Way To Go?

BY THOMAS KEELAN The black suits. The coffin. The weeping family. Funerals in the Western world showcase an intensely raw and immediate relationship between humans and death – a tragic experience that serves not only as a commemoration of a life, but also a reminder to all that are present...