Dreamer’s Paradise?

Freedom smells like McDowell’s! Yes, you read it right — McDowell’s — a McDonald’s knockoff brand depicted in the Coming to America movie, which I grew up watching on repeat via…

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On Crimeans in Ukraine

“I am hopeful, but I am also cynical,” Nika half-smiled at me, “I don’t know how you combine these two feelings, but that’s how I am now.” Nika is not her real name. She prefers…

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The Queen is Dead, So What? 

Before the announcement of the death of Queen Elizabeth, I, like many journalists, kind of knew. Once, as an aspiring journalist, I’d read that if the Queen died, the BBC would turn…

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