Culture

November, 2017

  • 21 November

    How Advertising Shaped Thanksgiving As We Know It

    At one point, turkey was jockeying with duck and chicken for king of the Thanksgiving table.

October, 2017

  • 29 October

    Tricking And Treating Has a History

    Everything you need to know about the history of Halloween.

October, 2015

  • 17 October

    Thoughts on Political Socialization

    Why political socialization is important to shaping and reshaping societies and how citizens find their morals and beliefs through it?

April, 2015

  • 10 April

    Nearly 100 Years Ago, Baseball Almost Banned Broadcasts

    With owners deeply divided over radio, a 20-year tug-of-war would ensue.

February, 2015

  • 8 February

    The Power of Stones Used in Ottoman Jewelry

    Could the Ottomans have known something that we didn’t about the stones and gems they used in their jewelry? Here is a look at the significance of the stones used in the making of these flamboyant pieces

November, 2014

  • 28 November

    FoodLense: The İstanbul-Berlin Döner Wars

    Turkish dish the döner has carved out a place for itself in modern German cuisine. It has surpassed the hamburger in Germany's fast food sector. Despite its Turkish roots, some people think the döner made in Germany is better than those made in Turkey.

  • 27 November

    Phil Hughes: The Tragic Reality of Life’s Frailty

    Sport, they say, mirrors life. Rarely, though, does it mirror the grim realities that force us to take time to examine our own frailties. Phil Hughes, whose life was ended doing what he loved most, forces introspection of just how fragile life can be.

  • 26 November

    FoodLense: The Star of Thanksgiving Dinner

    Traditional foods are a large part of Thanksgiving celebrations, which includes turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. But making a delicious turkey remains central to the tradition. Here is one recipe to add taste to your Thanksgiving dinner table.

  • 13 November

    FoodLense: The Story of Harisa to Haleem

    Haleem, nihari and biryani are robustly rustic, and before they were refined to lavishly lay on the table of royalty in the subcontinent they were cantonment foods; fit to feed the Army battalions.

  • 2 November

    Turkish Delight: Baked Eggplant Kebab

    The Turkish city of Gaziantep is known for its eggplant kebab which is normally made on grill and tastes even better. But this one is also extremely good.