I hid as the school next door was bombed

The morning was crisp. Icicles hung from drainpipes like daggers. The city was occupied by fear — the evening before, for the first time during the war, it had been bombed. Despite that, my mother insisted nothing must stop me from going to school...



The Virgin King

In a drab, dull, drudgery of a morning the messenger arrived with the dispatch written with, undoubtedly, the holy quill and the blood of peasants.




Sweden Puts a Whole New Twist on #MeToo

With a female-majority government and an international reputation for gender balance, Sweden may appear an unlikely location for heated battles on endemic sexual exploitation. Hollywood’s recent scandals have changed that.




Vilnius: An Unlikely Gourmet Destination

It is time we considered Lithuania a foodie heaven. From Apoteka, to Sofa de Pancho, to Amandus and Gaspar's the selection of hip and delicious places to eat and drink is surprisingly good.

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