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  • July 31, 2015 • Features, Print • Views: 1224

    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: 1215

    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: 1924

    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: 1629

    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: 1192

    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: 900

    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: 2731

    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: 3355

    Tag, You’re It: Graffiti in Sarajevo

    Every major city is plagued with graffiti. Immediately upon arriving in Sarajevo, I saw that it was no exception. Through the windows of our over-crowded van, I caught sight of colorful arrays of taglines, familiar cartoons, caricatures...

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  • June 8, 2015 • Balkans 2015, Online Content, Reporting Trips • Views: 2430

    Fugue State Scenery

    In Bosnia, history inevitably complicates the landscape. The hills of Sarajevo, though beautiful, hold memories of sniper fire and mortar shells: in order to capture lowland cities like Sarajevo, wartime militants took the highlands and...

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  • June 8, 2015 • Balkans 2015, Online Content, Reporting Trips • Views: 1546

    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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