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  • July 31, 2015 • Features, Print • Views: 1832

    This Is War

    U.S. foreign policy in Mexico & the power of the cartels Last autumn, The Daily Beast highlighted the story of the self-christened “Felina,” a courageous Twitter journalist who made a name for herself reporting on cartel-related...

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  • June 29, 2015 • Faith, Letters from..., Print, Theme • Views: 2046

    Beneath The Orange Trees

    Letter from Spain: Tracing History in the Shadow of La Giralda In mid-March, the trees lining the streets of Seville are full of ripe oranges. I ask my taxi driver if I am allowed to eat them. “No, no, no!” he says, laughing. “They...

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  • June 29, 2015 • Faith, Features, Print, Theme • Views: 2731

    Uncapping the Capitalist Shaman

    aesop_image img=”http://tyglobalist.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/wikimediacommons2.png” credit=”Wikimedia Commons” align=”left” lightbox=”off” caption=”Peru’s most venerated...

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  • June 28, 2015 • Letters from..., Print • Views: 2284

    Moustaches and Melancholy

    Letter from Myanmar: A Burmese comedy troupe tries to share their political satire with tourists, but is it worth it? After a day’s worth of biking and post-meal paralysis, we walked our bikes through the wide, dark streets of Mandalay...

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  • June 28, 2015 • Faith, Glimpses, Print • Views: 1675

    Welcoming Family, Welcoming Strangers

    Lutherans and Refugees Sonam,* a middle-aged Bhutanese woman, had never met a Lutheran before she first arrived in the United States as a refugee. Nonetheless, Lutherans were the central bridge helping her adjust to life in a country...

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  • June 28, 2015 • Features, Print • Views: 1505

    The Rock(star) of the Church

    By Irene Chung He’s TIME’s Person of the Year. He’s Esquire’s Best Dressed Man. His face is on the cover of Rolling Stone. And he’s the Holy Father to an estimated 1.2 billion Catholics. Pope Francis, a 78-year-old Buenos Aires...

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  • Camping With Chinese Characteristics

    June 28, 2015 • Features, Print • Views: 3581

    By Alexander Posner This summer, 29 Chinese students will board a jetliner and travel 8,000 miles around the globe. Their destination: Camps Kenwood and Evergreen, adjacent brother and sister sleep-away camps nestled in the pristine woods...

  • June 8, 2015 • Balkans 2015, Online Content, Reporting Trips • Views: 3314

    The Limits of History

    By Kacie Saxer-Taulbee In 1984, the Olympic Stadium of Sarajevo stood newly erected, with young men and women vying for valor on the fields and courts of its compound. In 2015, the scene has shifted drastically. Today, the stadium has...

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  • June 8, 2015 • Balkans 2015, Online Content, Reporting Trips • Views: 2562

    Learning the Art of Bosnian Coffee

      By Dianne Kaiyoorawongs “Do you think I am supposed to drink the stuff at the bottom? Maybe it’s sugar,” I asked Olivia, sitting next to me, as I swirled a mass of muddy coffee grounds in the bottom of my espresso cup. I had...

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  • June 8, 2015 • Balkans 2015, Online Content, Reporting Trips • Views: 3991

    Dark Tourism

    Souvenir Shells and the Scars of Sarajevo  BY OLIVIA BURTON Our walking tour of Sarajevo began on seemingly uninteresting street corner. Jusuf, our guide, herded us to the sidewalk and then knelt down in the road. “This is where Franz...

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