In Panama, your hat can do the talking. Looking for a girlfriend? Looking for a fight? There’s a style for each of those. I attempt to navigate this brim-bound language in Speaking in Hats, a piece Compass Cultura published this week.
And I’m not talking about what we refer to as Panama hats. I’m talking about hats made in Panama. Confused? No worries. I explain the difference in the piece.
Also in Compass Cultura’s issue #12: Juliette Lyons gives us a glimpse into the lives of champagne makers in Cumières, France when she visits her grandparents’ vineyard. And Daniel A. Gross encounters the diaspora of Gottschee, a small region of modern-day Slovenia that used to be a German-speaking enclave for six centuries. Nonsubscribers can read one article free per month.