culture

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Michael Scott14 hours ago
‘You Only Lose What You Cling To’
I was front row in the Shrine Room, eyeball to spectacle lens with the chief nun and her big spongy microphone. The setting could scarcely have been better: a beautiful gold Buddha, scent of the Gods,...
Samantha Reid7 days ago
Small Town Lessons
People have a strange perception of what it is like to grow up in a small town. Some people believe that it is boring. Some people believe that there is this wonderful sense of community. And some peo...
Krystal Norris8 days ago
The Oldest Christmas Celebration in Southern Louisiana
My latest adventure goes back to 90 years ago. Natchitoches, LA has been known for their Festival of Lights since before I was born. In 1927, Max Burgdof thought it would be exciting to find a new way...
Shante Hernandez10 days ago
Flint, Michigan
When I think of home, I think of where my family, friends, and roots are. And home to me is Flint, Michigan. What can I say about Flint? It is where I was born, where most of my family are, and where ...
Saajid Islama month ago
My Visit to Bangladesh
Bangladesh When I arrived in Bangladesh, I saw the streets from the window of the car. Cars surrounded us. There were poor people knocking on our window, begging for money. The people outside were scr...
Ryan Frawleya month ago
The Warsaw Dichotomy
Is the pianist good? I wouldn’t know. Every driver seems skilled to someone who’s never been behind the wheel. I love music, but there’s not one atom of musical talent in my body. I can only look with...
Kadikoy During Ramadan
Kadiköy is empty around lunchtime. The once-crowded and noisy outdoor seating area within one of the Istanbul's most youthful and lively bars is now barren, hosting myself, my friends, and three girls...
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Charlotte M.2 months ago
Life In a Suitcase
The suitcase serves the following purposes to a lot of people: traveling and storage for unnecessary objects or clothes reserved for a specific season. The suitcase contains the most valuable and usel...
Liza Zimmerman2 months ago
The Unexplored Culture of Corsica
This island off the coast of Italy, and north of Sardinia, is the forth biggest in the Mediterranean. It is often best known for being Napoléon’s birthplace and not far from Elba where he was exiled. ...
Ryan Frawley3 months ago
The Last Cigarette
The bus driver is smoking. There are no passengers on the bus; it’s not scheduled to leave for another ten minutes. The window is open beside him, the smoke curling in the warm breeze. It’s not even e...
Marcus Gosling3 months ago
10 Myths About Siberia and Why We Should Move There
When we think of "Siberia," most people form a false impression of the place. Many of us would imagine Siberia as a bitterly cold, desolate wasteland, inhabited only by prisoners exiled by Russian tsa...
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Tesni Patching4 months ago
A Weekend in Puebla, Mexico
Things to do when spending a couple of days in Puebla and the sites you don't want to miss...
Jocelyn White4 months ago
A Rose in Nara
I was breathless. Sitting next to Seini in the back seat of the Nakagawa family car, I saw Japan in a way my friends back home would never experience. We passed homes and businesses, bicyclists and wa...
Ari Gold4 months ago
My Summer Vacation at the Yugoslav Cheapo Film Festival
"The problem with Serbia," my friend Danilo told me, smiling over his beer, "is that here you know everything, but you can do nothing." I couldn't argue with him — six weeks before the fall of Milosev...
Kevin McClintock4 months ago
Liverpool, Birkenhead, and the Mersey
Liverpool is a world city, famous for its port, native wit, football, music, and culture. Birkenhead is essentially part of the same city, although (like Buda and Pest) separated by a river (the Merse...
Kristopher Cook4 months ago
A Brief Look Into Holi: India's Festival of Colour
Holi is one of those events that doesn't require an explanation, all that's needed is a brief image of thousands of people coated in colour to see that this is something unique and very much out of th...
So Bored4 months ago
Sound Board Slides
Sound Board Sliders perfectly blends into the atmosphere of the 12th Ave South area. Most people do not realize it is anything besides a bike rack until they look close. The black upward poles and the...
Daron Bandeira4 months ago
What Makes Bali the Greatest Destination on Earth?
Take a look into the photo-journal of Daron Bandeira as he ventures into Bali – the greatest destination on Earth. When someone says 'Bali,' what do you see? The Indonesian province has become synonym...