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Greece's Mani Peninsula, in the Footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor again: Spring Break 2016, Breaking Bad on the Looney Front - Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.22.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Patrick Leigh Fermor - that intrepid traveller who walked 2,500 miles across Europe in the 1930s when he was 18, then wrote about it 40 years later in...

Greece: Once Upon a Spittle

Sabra Gertsch | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Sabra Gertsch

The Greeks believe the gesture of spitting wards off misfortune and stops the power of the Evil Eye. The tradition is a simple "ftou ftou ftou" delivered from the mouth of a wise old woman to the forehead of a vulnerable young one.

Men as Gods

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 09.09.2013 | Religion
Arthur Rosenfeld

Because the human brain is wired for story, both Eastern and Western cultures are rife with examples of legendary characters enlivening and embodying the core teachings of a given sect, philosophy, or faith.

Rare Footage Shows Horrors In City Under Siege

Posted 02.23.2012 | Home

For the past 20 days, the city of Homs has been the target of a relentless assault by Syrian security forces. Bombs and shells have rained down on civ...