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Gentle Giants and Their Silent Call: Hope, the Whale

By Monica Tarca

I find it quite hard to make an introduction about blue whales and whale conservation for this short article without getting too emotional. Writing about Hope, the gigantic blue whale skeleton from the Natural History Museum in London felt like a mandatory mission after my visit....

Charles Dickens Museum: Time Travel in the Heart of Bloomsbury By Ruxandra Tarca

If you are in London and need a break from the big museums packed with tourists, Charles Dickens’ house is an interesting and rewarding choice to make....

Ancient History Reenactment: Terra Dacica Aeterna Interview with historian and reenactor Andrei Pogacias

Andrei Pogacias is a historian and a member of the reenactment group Terra Dacica Aeterna, focused on Romania's ancient history, when the Dacians were fighting the Romans....

Mortal Engines: from Book to Movie By Ruxandra Tarca

In most cases, turning a well-established book into a movie is not an easy task. Especially when the book belongs to a fandom whose members usually examine such endeavors with a very critical eye....

Tips and Tricks to Study Korean by Yourself By Ruxandra Tarca

With all the recent buzz for dramas and k-pop, the wish to study Korean has almost become a natural impulse....

Goryeo Costumes, the Visual Bonus of Korean Historical Dramas By Ruxandra Tarca

Of all Korean historical dramas, maybe the most spectacular ones are those set in Goryeo. ...

The King Loves – Drama Review By Ruxandra Tarca

I have many dramas that I like, but The King Loves was the first one to creep into my soul like this....

Ikedaya Hana no Mai: the Restaurant that Re-creates the Time of the Shinsengumi By Ruxandra Tarca

Are you a Shinsengumi fan? Are you dreaming of having a unique Shinsengumi experience? Then Ikedaya Hana no Mai could be exactly what you are looking for....

Taku Inoue’s Tom Defying the Laws of Physics By Monica Tarca

This isn't just a toy story, but an upcoming invitation to sit back, relax and enjoy once more some of the funniest scenes between two iconic adversaries of a childhood classic cartoon. ...

Juuni-Hitoe: Refinement in Twelve Layers By Ruxandra Tarca

Nowadays, when thinking about Japan and fashion, we are immediately thinking of Harajuku....

Tenryu-ji, the Temple of the Heavenly Dragon By Ruxandra Tarca

Tenryu-ji was the place where I finally understood why the Japanese people love contemplating nature since very ancient times. ...

K-Star Road, or K-Pop on a Pedestal By Ruxandra Tarca

In July 2012, Psy launched its iconic song Gangnam Style, bringing K-pop into an unprecedented spotlight worldwide....

Storytelling in Cosplay Photography Interview with photographer Bunny Tuan

Bunny Tuan’s cosplay photography is an excellent example of what we may call cinematic photo art. ...

Plop! The Magazine That Once Laughed at “the Most Gruesome Stories Ever Told in Mystery Comics” By Monica Tarca

Once upon a mystery comics dreary,/In between Creeps and Eerie,/Came a quaint and curious brand/Of comics flare. (Carl Gafford)...

Gio-ji Temple, the Green Haven of Kyoto By Ruxandra Tarca

If I were to describe Gio-ji temple in just two words, those words would be calm and tranquility....

Anatomical Sculptures of Moist Production Interview with toy designer Jason Freeny

In the world of toy designers, Jason Freeny is the paradigm of a cutaway artist....

Nijo Castle’s Powerful Imagery from the Early Edo Period By Monica Tarca

The 400+ years old Nijo Castle was one of the sweetest surprises I found in Kyoto. ...

W-Two Worlds K-Drama Review by Rose Green

What happens when the character you are writing comes alive?...

Cosplay Fang Clubs – Tales of Vampirism Told in Style By Monica Tarca

Humankind likes to be scared. In all stages of our history, threatening representations of the abnormal inspired rituals, myths, ceremonies, horror stories and a vast imagery capable to intimidate the established mechanism of societies and individuals....

Seoul Palaces: Unhyeongung By Ruxandra Tarca

Unhyeongung was the first of the Seoul palaces I visited and, after seeing quite a few of them, it still is one of my favorites. ...