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Camping in Arrivals

By Cecilia Keating

Just outside of Athens, the old International Airport of Elliniko and the nearby 2004 Olympic stadiums are now home to thousands of refugees. Cecilia Keating spent two weeks working in the camp with the Dutch NGO Boat Refugee Foundation, entertaining the children and distributing meals to the mainly Afghan population.


Lost and Found Art in the City of São Paolo

By Irene Dogmatic

San Francisco artist Irene Dogmatic visits São Paulo's mainstream art galleries, which she found surprisingly short of visitors, in striking contrast to the city's vibrant street art scene.

“Pink Cloud”: Short Fiction from Iran

By Alireza Mahmoudi Iranmehr

Tehran based writer and literary critic, Alireza Mahmoudi Iranmehr, won the Bahram Sadeghi Internet Prize for his short story “Pink Cloud”, set during the Iran-Iraq war. This eight-year conflict cost ...

Mawson’s Antarctic Newspaper

By Mark Samuels

From 1911-1914, Douglas Mawson was head of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition exploring the area around Commonwealth Bay in Adelie Land, one of the coldest and windiest places on earth. The ...

Australian Aboriginal Art

By Mick Steele

Aboriginal art is part of a very ancient culture. It took the form of rock, body and sand painting and weapon and implement painting and engraving and it ...

Arts & Culture

Bob Dylan: in and out of time

By David Hayes

The work of the great American musician, born 75 years ago, both expresses and transcends his own era. "Dylan's work, taken as a whole, is infused by deep time and ...

The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art



Travel Writing

Sailing the Southern Hemisphere

Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, our expedition took us from the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) to the spectacular land ...

Travel Writing

A Taste of Moscow’s Tretyakov Gallery

Californian Artist, Irene Dogmatic is blown away by her first visit to the Tretyakov Gallery in the Russian capital. Here ...

Political Tours

Political Tours