Aliza

LONDON / UK

Society

Are Humans Still Evolving?

Natural selection is a multi-stage process that leads to evolution and is described as the process through which populations of living organisms adapt and eventually evolve. Individuals in a population of the same species show genetic variation caused by random mutations, resulting in various traits either expressed through the phenotype or the genotype.  These random […]Read More

Culture

Exchanging movies: Brazil X UK

→ A Brazillian point of view towards the British movie, “Gregory’s Girl”: Gregory’s Girl is a funny and spirituous 1981 coming of age film that brings to memory movies like “The Breakfast Club”, “Pretty in Pink”, “Sixteen Candles” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”.It is possible to notice even a certain influence to more recent romantic […]Read More

Society

The Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire has remained as one of the longest-lasting dynasties in history. Lasting from the 14th to the 20th century, it was an Islamic-superpower that ruled vast regions of Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The Ottoman Empire remains a source of important achievements in science, culture, and the arts. Literature The […]Read More

Art

Sappho’s Fragments: A Depiction of Love

“Although only breath, words which I command are immortal.” Sappho Residing on the Greek Island of Lesbos, Sappho remains one of the most famous archaic Greek poets (c. 620-570 BCE). She was referred to as ‘the Poetess’ much like Homer was hailed as ‘the Poet.’ Although little information about Sappho survives, she was born to […]Read More