The Death of a Journalist

Yesterday I sat down for breakfast with a friend of mine, a fellow journalist, at a posh bakery in Vienna’s 3rd district.   It was a chance meeting. We rarely ever have time to catch up. In the 20 months I’ve known him, we’ve arranged to meet only three times.    He is very intelligent […]

An Island Hopper’s Manifesto

The careening bow of the ship tilts the top two centimeters of my beer ever so slightly, but the violence is contained within the glass. It’s been at least 40 minutes since we spotted land, but the boat continues to cut through the dark blue waters. Even with such anarchy below, currents ripped up by […]

The Dreadful History of Dresden

By Yaël Ossowski The immediate casualties of war and conflict are measured not only in blood and treasure, but also in historical truth. And 69 years to the day since the Allied firebombing of Dresden, we are reminded that no particular event has been more neglected in the popular Western narrative of the Second World […]

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