Written by Aiyana Vittoria Amplatz The progressive erosion of borders given by the increasing globalization of economies has, in recent years, facilitated the fusion of cultures and traditions. This has increasingly led to multiple debates surrounding this phenomenon and the positioning of various cultures in relation to one another. For
Written by Sol Zeev-Ben-Mordehai The discussion of population decline following the global population surpassing eight billion people may seem absurd and perhaps contradictory. However, certain global demographic trends are increasingly worrying. Advancements in healthcare prolonging human lifespan, paired with declining fertility rates have led to ageing populations in some parts
Written by Kayla Sagiz- Head of Submissions Bali, the Indonesian island paradise, has always attracted sun-seekers and spiritual seekers alike. However, in recent years, a new type of traveler has arrived: the digital nomad. These remote workers have left their traditional office jobs in search of more freedom and flexibility,
By Kayla Sagiz In this compelling interview I asked my grandparents Yaşar and Fifi to share their experiences living in Istanbul as Turkish Jews over the past 80 years. From facing discrimination and violence to navigating the Istanbul Pogrom, they provide a powerful insight into the struggles and resilience of
By Zuzanna Mietlińska Between the freedom of expression and loaded language in a political debate, there is thin ice. One of the few influential politicians in the world that constantly balances on it – is Donald Trump. One can wonder – what are the examples of his linguistic „juggling acts”?
Written by Tom van der Meij Conversation and daydreaming in Parisian bars, the peacefulness of the daily commute between suburb and city, the sun-struck elegance of French seaside resorts, long-dwelling conversations on love; jealousy, insecurity, searching and longing for happiness. These are some of the recurring themes in the movies
By Tom van der Meij Kudos is the name of the 2018 novel that ended Rachel Cusk’s outline trilogy, with earlier works named Transit and Outline. These sparse titles work as fine characterizations for Kudos as well. The main character, a woman named Faye, finds herself in an unnamed seaside
By Federico Arcuri and Mats van den Boogert Introduction When Kim Mirae left South Korea to work at Leiden University as an intern teacher three years ago, she noticed how each year the classrooms got fuller and fuller with students willing to learn her mother language. The Korean language has