In 1587, a book was published anonymously that retold the tales of great storied wizards such as Merlin and Albert Magnus, and attributed them to a man named Faust and his demon sidekick Mephistopheles. These stories were narrated humorously at Faust’s expense, but Mephistopheles was described in a more fiendish
In these chaotic times, we have many things to worry about. Climate change, poverty, violence, political unrest, the list goes on. However, we are far from the only generation dealing with despair. Taking a look back at history, humanity always has had to live with chaos. ‘’May you live in
Last month marked the 102nd commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. On April 24, 1915, the Ottoman government arrested and exiled over 200 intellectuals of Armenian descent from Constantinople (modern day Istanbul) to Ankara in a move that saw the majority of them slaughtered at the hands of the Turkish
Deep in the forests of northern Germany lays the highest peak of the Harz Mountains, Brocken. It is here that in pre-Christian times the locals would eat magic mushrooms, give sacrifices, and dance around bonfires on the eve of May, all for the purpose of bringing in a fertile spring.
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the first photographers to document life during the 1785-1925 reign of the Qajar dynasty in Persia. Born into a diplomat family in the Russian embassy in Tehran in 1830, Sevruguin traveled around the country as an artist and photographer portraying the everyday lives of the Iranian people from 1870 to 1930. Gaining celebrity
“The revolution never belongs to those who start it but to those who end it and grab the spoils.” – Ali Yahia Abdennour I was recently brushing up on my social theory when I suddenly remembered something that I had come to realize a few years ago: with the exception of