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United by music

Music plays an important role not only as a form of entertainment but also as a tool for connecting cultures and creating memorable experiences. This is exactly what visionary musical group Watcha Clan accomplishes through its unique sound, which ranges from Gnawa trance and drum n’ bass to hip-hop, Balkan […]

Life in the Korengal
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Life in the Korengal

When the current war in Afghanistan is brought up, usually the viewpoints come from those in the government, activists, or those outside of the war completely. Very rarely do we get the opinions of the soldiers who are actually situated in Afghanistan. This is why the documentary Restrepo, to be […]

From trash to treasure
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From trash to treasure

The healing power of art is one that is often forgotten or overlooked; oft remembered is the talent of the artist, the style of the painting, but, perhaps, what matters most is the way artists and their works are able to connect with the community, and how are has the […]

Freedom of (extremist) speech
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Freedom of (extremist) speech

When most people hear the word “extremist,” it makes them flinch. The term is associated, of course, with strong words and stronger sentiments, and so it would make sense that universities would not want extremist speakers being given a podium on campus. However, a new study by Universities UK asserts […]

Talking to Werner Herzog
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Talking to Werner Herzog

“A visionary film director”, “disturbing works” and “epic” are just some of the epithets that surround the figure and the film works of the German cinematic director Werner Herzog, screenwriter of films such as “Aguirre, the Wrath of God” or “Fitzcarraldo”, amongst many others, whose career also includes a number […]