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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 made his way back to shore after hours of heavy fishing. He was in the process of emptying his catch onto the ground, when suddenly and much to his astonishment, the fish -- some caught hours ago -- came back to life and proceeded to wiggle their way back into the

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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 a man at the station whom I see every now and then, always around midnight when I’m on my way home from an evening out. This man is not the loveable type. This has less to do with his lack of a home address, and more with his following me out of

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

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="345"] Photo by @macenzo[/caption] 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 lining is wearing thin, the way the wheels rattle on cobblestones, when to tug hard on the zipper so it doesn’t catch. My suitcase is the only thing I ever won in a lottery. Styled in the white-and-orange of the Dutch Olympic team, it’s

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FOOD IN THE HOOD

In recent years there has been a renaissance of food sharing and the art of homemaking. In big cities, preparing homemade food every day is more challenging. Thus, many places provide and try to fake the atmosphere of a cosy simplicity, normally associated with the home. The connection between food and home can easily be explained: Dr. Eva Neely, a lecturer at Massey University, says food can give people something to hold on to, something to talk about. It can reveal

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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 a man at the station whom I see every now and then, always around midnight when I’m on my way home from an evening out. This man is not the loveable type. This has less to do with his lack of a home address, and more with his following me out of

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THE END OF THE WORLD BOOKCLUB

Your brother believes the world could end soon, that one day we will wake up and see nothing and hear no one and find our cities stretched out before us, wastelands. He is preparing himself, chopping wood, learning which plants grow best from English river soil. No more Asda, but a pear tree sprouting from ruins. The screaming of birds in the tinned soup aisle. One man and his white dog against the world. How this vision comes to be reality

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INTERVIEW | NATIONALISM & THE PVV

‘MANY PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND THE PVV'S CORE ARGUMENT’ In 2016 Geert Wilders was convicted – but not punished – on grounds of inciting hatred. The case demonstrates how deeply polarized The Netherlands has become: some praise Wilders for being a defender of freedom of speech, others dismiss him as a racist and a populist. But the divide isn’t new. Wilders and his PVV [Party for Freedom] entered the Dutch political scene in 2006 and have been causing controversy with their outspoken views on Islam and immigration

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NATIONALITY OR NON-EXISTENCE?

The 21st century European is faced with a stark choice: nationality or non-existence. “If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere,” declared Theresa May in 2016. “You don’t understand what the word citizenship means.” The same sentiment is shared by many other politicians – Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders among the most adamant – who maintain that national identity is an essential part of who we are. As a result, this idea presents a clear

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THE SECRET INGREDIENTS THAT BRING ATHENIANS TOGETHER

“We want to make these people feel like this place is their own, to give them the opportunity to do things they can't do in their daily life." It's a regular Wednesday evening and I am in the metro, on my way to Monastiraki station in the historical centre of Athens. I am going to the social centre synAthina, where the paths of many Athenians meet. Steps, in collaboration with other NGOs, offers a free meal there every Wednesday and

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