January 18, 2020

A commitment-deficient generation wakes in a world where instant gratification is possible and endless options are available in every aspect of life; from what we want to eat to where we want to live to who we want to be when we grow up. With touch-screen-accustomed fi...

January 14, 2020

Photo of a ceiling in Hasht Behesht, Isfahan, Iran by Diego Delso (via WikiCommons)

When a certain Twitter-savvy president took to the internet, threatening an attack on 52 Iranian sites in attempt to deter Tehran retaliation to the killing of general Qassim Soleimani,...

October 15, 2019

Photos via Wikimedia Commons: Mummified hand from the Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon

When I visited the Pompeii exhibition during its temporary feature at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, I remember holding my breath. I wasn’t convinced that I was prepared t...

November 25, 2018

The reconstruction of historical sites is such a regularly occurring practice that we seldom blink when they are scaffolded and taped off for restoration, and so common that we often forget to consider the question of whether returning sites and monuments to their ‘for...

November 12, 2018

During last weekend’s whirlwind tour through three of Belgium’s main cities, I was reminded of how much each day really has to offer when your mind is fine-tuned to focus on one thing at a time. It is so simple in theory, but in practise can be a surprisingly foreign c...

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