By Tasos Kokkinidis
Greeks and Turks have been at each other's throats for centuries over many different things, but a rivalry seldom mentioned revolves around the origins of baklava. The history of this scrumptious delicacy is quite controversial, and unfortunately not very well documented.
By Dan McLerran
A team of archaeologists excavating at the site of Ziyaret Tepe in southeastern Turkey have discovered a rare and unique cuneiform tablet -- one that tells a story of frustration and desperation expressed by an ancient Assyrian official, providing a glimpse of conditions in the Assyrian Empire just...
Amazingly talented portrait artist Maher Minyanish talked with Ryan. Born in Iraq, Minyanish is now making Chicago his home. He used his talents to create a very personal drawing for Ryan and made something special for WCL. ...
By Ashok Selvam
Chicago -- Poet Carl Sandburg may have dubbed Chicago has the "hog butcher for the world," but a local couple wants to make the city more friendly to non-meat eaters.
By Marcos Such Gutiérrez
Female rulers in ancient Mesopotamia were rare. But those who did rule made their mark on history. In the Neo-Assyrian regime of the ninth century B.C., one woman commanded an entire empire stretching from Asia Minor to what is today western Iran. She was Sammu-ramat, thought to mean "high heaven.
By Melissa Wright
University of Georgia graduate Maria Nissan is utilizing her graduate thesis project to bring together the two cities that she loves Athens, Georgia, and her current home of Florence, Italy. Nissan, a Master of Fine Arts student, is creating an immersive sensorial installation project.