Christina Alexandrou

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The Dangerous Myth of Utopian Societies

For centuries, journalists, academics, and even politicians have been obsessed with the idea of the untouched tribe.<p>In 1971, Manuel Elizalde, a …

Living in a void: life in Damascus after the exodus

During six years of civil war in Syria, novelist Khaled Khalifa has watched wave after wave of friends and family flee his home city. But despite everything, he has decided to stay<p>My sister, whom I haven’t seen for more than two years, told me she was going to cross the sea in a rubber dinghy. She …

Hung Up

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Movie Review: Knight of Cups

In the Major Arcana of tarot cards, the Knight of Cups has duplicitous meanings depending on how you draw it.<p>The Knight of Cups is a person who is a …

Peat Gets Thumbs Up as Horse Bedding

Peat might not be the prettiest bedding for your horse’s stall, but new study results suggest that it might be better for his health than wood …

New Guidelines for Assessing Welfare of Equids for Transport

Earlier this month the European Commission welcomed the publication of practical guidelines on assessing the fitness for transport of equids (horses, …

The mysterious shrinking saddle — and other disastrous pre-competition discoveries

1. An unexpected barber job<p>Tubbs the mini Shetland has been a god-send when it comes to keeping your highly-strung show horse, Prancer, calm and …

Photographer Captures the Wild Beauty and Elegance of Horses

Animals are perhaps one of the most difficult photography subjects to work with–you can't exactly ask a cat to smile for the camera and expect it to happen. Photographing equine models comes with its own set of challenges, as one attempts to communicate the intrinsic grace and beauty of these …

Animals