Society & Culture

Society & Culture

The History of French Fries

Will it be chippy chips, crinkle cut, or spicy peri-peri? Perhaps you prefer skin-on, sweet potato, or triple-cooked gastro? Do you like yours drenched in vinegar, topped with cheese and bacon, accompanied by a generous blob of ketchup, or just straight-up with a sprinkle of salt? Whatever your preference, you’d […]

Politics

Political Communication in The Era of Entertainment

In his book “Communication strategies for governments”, Roberto Izurieta explains that communication for governments needs an interlocutor – these are the media. Both need to produce news in an era of entertainment. The relationship between them must be symbiotic – based on trust and mutual respect; symbiotic in the sense […]

Society & Culture

Roger Guenveur Smith – Short Biography

Roger Guenveur Smith is an actor, writer, and director whose work has been internationally acclaimed. He created and performed the Obie Award-winning  A HUEY P. NEWTON STORY and adapted it into a  Peabody Award-winning telefilm, directed by his longtime colleague, Spike Lee. For Mr. Lee’s Oscar-nominated DO THE RIGHT THING,  Mr. Smith […]

History

Causes of Genocides: Lessons Not Yet Learned

Genocide is deliberate extermination of a group of people. Usually those are ethnic, religious, or racial groups. Millions of people were brutally murdered through genocides over the course of history. Yet they happen anyway. Even a single genocide is one too many but unfortunately, there were more than a dozen […]

Society & Culture

Why Flowers Don’t Grow Old

Have you ever wondered how long we have been playing with flowers as a civilization, particularly here in Australia? The oldest flower shops in the country date back to the earliest 20th century. The oldest flower shop in the world was opened in the 19th century. We are in the […]