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Why Our Stories Matter: A Look At Novelist Scott Bergstrom’s WWII-Era European Passport Collection
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Why Our Stories Matter: A Look At Novelist Scott Bergstrom’s WWII-Era European Passport Collection

It started with the passport of a young Polish woman named Zofja. Scott Bergstrom, author of the novel The Cruelty, discovered it in an antique store in Austria and bought it for a few euros. “I remember thinking it was odd and a little tragic to have something so personal […]

Color bento box from ---. Photo courtesy of Jessica Festa, taken with a Nokia Lumia Icon.
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Matcha, Bento And An 11th-Century Temple: A Cultural Walk In Uji, Japan

While Japan in General is known for its curative green tea culture, there is one place where the offerings are truly rich: Uji. Located in the Kyoto Prefecture, just on the outskirts of the city of Kyoto, Uji’s plains and hillsides grow green tea in abundance, while its streets offer […]

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How To Cook Pappa Al Pomodoro Like You’re From Tuscany
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How To Cook Pappa Al Pomodoro Like You’re From Tuscany

The food found in the Tuscany region of Italy is known for its sustainable preparation and pure flavors. Additives in many meals aren’t unpronounceable ingredients like acesulfame potassium and monosodium glutamate, but local olive oils and wines that naturally enhance a dish’s character. Tuscan cooking goes much deeper than just […]

A Conversation Without Words In Riomaggiore, Italy
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A Conversation Without Words In Riomaggiore, Italy

Laying out on the jagged harbor rocks in Riomaggiore, Italy, I let the warm sun tan my skin. It was so peaceful in this town of old-warm charm and fishing boats. Families swimming in the small alcove while the more adventurous types dove from high-cliffs into the water. I close […]

Muktagacha Monda: The Sole Survivor Of A Lost Era Of Bengal
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Muktagacha Monda: The Sole Survivor Of A Lost Era Of Bengal

Revolving stages, a decrepit old heritage home and the mouth watering sweet Monda, a day trip to the eastern part of Bangladesh, a place called Muktagacha was an enticing prospect. Muktagacha is famous for housing the prestigious Bangladesh Agricultural University as well as historic zamindar bari (landlord house) that dates back […]

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