Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

12 January 2023

What is the best age to learn how to read?

What is the best age to learn how to read? This is a question that, among other factors, depends on children’s acquired abilities and maturity. Rushing […]
11 January 2023

World’s favourite reporter turns 94

On 10 January 1929, the first album from what was to become one of the world’s most beloved comic series was published by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. […]
11 January 2023

3 new remarkable buildings set to shape the world in 2023

The pandemic brought many aspects of life to a standstill. The tourism and hospitality sectors were heavily impacted, but they were not the only ones. Urban […]
10 January 2023

Over 130 languages are spoken in this New York City borough

Queens, New York, is the most diverse populous borough in the United States, and indeed in the world. A few years ago, the districts’ officials adopted […]
9 January 2023

Why do some Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas in January?

Orthodox Christians do not follow the same dates as Catholics for some holidays such as Christmas. The Catholic Church asserts that it should be celebrated with […]
4 January 2023

5 most googled cultural landmarks in 2022

Every year, Google publishes some of the most popular searches of the year and 2022 was no exception. Called “Year in Search”, the 2022 dashboard not […]
4 January 2023

Rolling Stone reveals greatest singers of all time

On January 1st, Rolling Stone magazine revealed the 200 greatest singers of all time, celebrating the “vocalists that have shaped history and defined our lives — […]
4 January 2023

Best Netflix shows coming in 2023

We’re all looking forward to seeing what Netflix drops this year, from new seasons of our already favourite series to brand new shows that are due […]
3 January 2023

How Coke Studio is bringing India and Pakistan closer

Coke Studio, Pakistan’s longest-running music show, features performances by some of the country’s most popular artists. The hit song Pasoori, by Ali Sethi and Shae Gill, […]
3 January 2023

The most googled songs in 2022

Every year Google publishes some of the most popular searches of the year and 2022 was no exception. Called “Year in Search”, the 2022 dashboard shows […]
28 December 2022

Bruges wants to become the European Capital of Culture in 2030

Bruges’ College of Mayor and Aldermen has decided the city will compete for the title of European Capital of Culture in 2030. This year marks exactly […]
27 December 2022

Santa Claus could be buried in Ireland

There are many different stories about Santa Claus around the world, but most of them are based on the same person: St Nicholas. The person born […]
26 December 2022

The railroad that transformed the US

The first transcontinental railroad, also known as the Pacific Railroad or the Overland Route, was the first railway to connect the United States west to the […]
23 December 2022

How Christmas markets survived the centuries

Christmas just doesn’t seem right without going to the market, strolling along the handicraft stalls, having some mulled wine, admiring the decorations, trees and lights. Even […]
22 December 2022

The most stunning modern architecture in Baku

A short stroll through the streets of Baku and you will be amazed by the beautiful contrast between the city’s architectural styles. From the 12th century […]
21 December 2022

10 movies you have to watch around Christmas

What’s your favourite Christmas movie? For me, no matter how many great films I watch, Home Alone will always remain my go to holiday special. Great […]