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As May arrives, like every year, so does Eurovision. The music contest, now on its 66th edition, will be held in Turin between the 10th and the 14th after last year’s edition in Rotterdam was won by the Italian act Måneskin. First aired on May 24th, 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest – originally The Eurovision

By Camilla Massaglia
May 9, 2022
10min Read

The Resurrection of the Modern Day Hero

In his book The Varieties of Religious Experience, William James writes that “mankind’s common instinct for reality … has always held the world to be essentially a theater for heroism.”  The quote undoubtedly captures a vital aspect of human existence: From ancient children’s tales to contemporary religious beliefs to modern Marvel movies, we have always

By Joe Akiki
May 1, 2022
12min Read
Media society

A Clockwork Orange: 60 Years Later

“Advice: don’t read/ A Clockwork Orange – it’s a foul farrago/ Of made-up words that bite and bash and bleed./ I’ve written better books… So have other men, indeed./ Read Hamlet, Shelley, Keats, Doctor Zhivago.” – Anthony Burgess Regardless of Burgess’ attitude towards his most controversial book, A Clockwork Orange (1961), he inadvertently forced people

By Elena Kotseva
April 17, 2022
5min Read
Culture society

Modern Feminism; A Question of Who?

In today’s society feminism is a phrase that is applied liberally without any deliberation. Many women feel detached from the phrase and some would admit their disillusionment with the movement. In this article, an extracted spoken dialogue between the writers is presented, where the exploration of the definition of feminism is undertaken. Through this, a

13min Read
Culture society

Humanity’s Natural Religiousness

Humanity’s natural religiousness: a western approach Believing in anything, whether it be a god, a spirit, or a weekly horoscope, is sure to be alien to someone who does not share the same views. Dismissing another’s faith is easy, what is rare is to hold absolutely no personal opinion about spirituality and what lies beyond

By Aliki Vareltzidi
February 15, 2022
6min Read
Culture society

Welcoming the New Year Through the Lens of Traditions

The New Year has been celebrated around the world for at least 4 millennia but not at the same time or way for everyone. It is celebrated on the last day of the Gregorian calendar in only some cultures.  The earliest recorded festivities date back some 4000 years ago to ancient Babylon. The first new

By Sana Lotia
January 2, 2022
3min Read
Media society Technology

The Social Dilemma

What is The Social Dilemma?  First streamed in 2020, the documentary continues the looming conversation of humans’ addiction to technology as sort of an exposé. Over the hour and a half span of the documentary, we hear from various tech experts, and former employees of these companies, and see what they have to say about

By Federica Marini
December 22, 2021
9min Read

The Milanese Dilemma: Homelessness and Poverty

The towering skyscrapers of Garibaldi and Citylife attempt to cast a shadow over an emerging crisis gripping Milan. The ever-present sight of those sleeping on the streets exposes the harsh realities of wealth disparity and xenophobia haunting both the city and Italy at large. A sight almost as common as Aperol Spritz and all-you-can-eat sushi: in

By Tommaso Calderan
December 17, 2021
6min Read
Culture society

How does Squid-Game Succeed in Cross-Cultural Communication?

It’s hard to stay indifferent about Squid Game. After the twentieth time that I watched someone carve out a shape from a candy-like brittle piece on TikTok, I finally logged on Netflix and binge-watched the whole season. 456 players – gamblers, gangsters, people in debt, immigrants, terminally ill men – compete in a series of

By Yayun Lai
December 3, 2021
5min Read