Reviving the Ancient Sisterhood

By Azriel ReShel / 06.09.2016 The Healing Power of Women In the heart of every woman beats the longing to sit with her sisters, to crack open, connect deeply and share her vulnerability, her joys, fears and her dreams. In ancient times the unfettered magic of the sacred feminine flowed freely. Her abundant fertility and creative[…]

Exploring Irish Coffee

Like Samuel Beckett, Phil Lynott, U2, Riverdance, and Guinness – all famous exports of Ireland – the classic Irish Coffee is a true child of Ireland: born on Irish soil, created with Irish ingredients. It all began in Foynes Airport, Ireland, in 1942… By Arthur Wynne The History In the late 1930s and early 1940s,[…]

Donald Trump’s Fascism and His Appeasers

A jab at America. (Andrew Dallos) By Pierre Tristam Editor, “It can’t happen here? My friends, it is happening here.” So says New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia near the end of the “The Plot Against America,” the Philip Roth novel from 12 years ago that re-imagines American history if the isolationist, Hitler-sympathizing anti-Semite Charles[…]

The Illiterate Boy Who Became a Maharaja

Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda / British Library As they struggled to maintain their grip on India as the jewel in the colonial crown, the British attempted to mould the character of India’s princes. Research by Teresa Segura-Garcia into the remarkable story of Sayaji Rao III, Maharaja of Baroda, reveals the thinking behind his[…]

Universit(AR)y Journeys: An Ethnographic Play

Photo by Unsplash (courtesy of By Sonja Trifuljesko Doctoral Candidate, Social and Cultural Anthropology University of Helsinki Prologue When the fireworks in the Senate Square in Helsinki announced the beginning of 2015, they also marked the start of a special year for the adjoining University of Helsinki: its 375th anniversary. Though this jubilee per se might[…]