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SCYLLA AND GLAUCUS

The love story of Glaucus and Scylla is a twisted one. It all began on a day that seemed like any other. Glaucus, a young dapper fisherman, had just...

WHY WE CARE ABOUT THE HOMELESS

It’s just kind of a thing that happened when we weren’t looking – whether it was the economic crisis, austerity or even the refugee crisis, I couldn’t say. There’s...

GIRL ON A PLANE, GIRL ON A TRAIN: ON BEING IN LOVE AND BETWEEN CITIES

Being in a long-distance relationship is to be in a relationship with your suitcase. Over the years you get to really know your baggage intimately: the corners where the...

WHAT CAN WE LEARN IN EUROPEAN BORDERLANDS?

‘Hungary is for Hungarians’; ‘Romania is for Romanians’; ‘Serbia is for Serbians’. One could spend a long time listing all the similar nationalistic slogans which are often articulated by...

PIZZA DIPLOMACY

Pizza is always present at the frontlines of diplomacy. Here’s how Italy claimed its culinary heritage back in the era of Dominos and Pizza Hut. Once upon a time,...

A PLACE TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY | BARCELONA

BARCELONA, SPAIN It is refreshing seeing hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets to demand that refugees be allowed in. Especially at a moment where other European...

THE EIGHTH: TIME IS WELL AND TRULY UP

A referendum held a decade before I was born has shaped the Ireland I was born into, grew up in, and later emigrated from. The Eighth Amendment to the...

EUROPEAN PATRIOTISM ISN’T THE ANSWER

I admit it. I’m a terrible Remainer. Sure, I hung a ‘Vote Remain’ poster in my window. Sure, I made the unprecedented step of discussing politics with my family...

FOR JAN AND MARTINA

When the news about Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová’s murder first broke, it felt as if the world around me had stopped. The entirety of Slovakia was shaken and...