Cultural

For decades Sudipta Kaviraj has worked with and improved upon Marxist and subaltern studies, capturing India's social and political life through its diverse history and culture. While this technique has been widely celebrated in his home country, Kaviraj's essays have remained largely scattered a...

Stefan George (1868-1933) was one of the most important and influential poets to have written in German.

His work, in its originality and impact, easily ranks with that of Goethe, Holderlin, or Rilke.

Yet George's reach extended far beyond the sphere of literature. Particularly duri...

Negli ultimi anni, il fenomeno serial killer è entrato prepotentemente nel nostro paese, facendo sì che prendessimo coscienza di una realtà creduta dominio quasi unico degli Stati Uniti. Terra di paradossi in cui accadono fatti, nel bene e nel male, considerati impossibili, o quantomeno lontani a...

Drawing on extensive interviews with activists and politicians, Black Politics explains the dynamics of Aboriginal politics. It reveals the challenges and tensions that have shaped community, regional, and national relations over the past 25 years. Since the early 1990s Aboriginal Australia has e...

Ha Jin’s masterful new novel casts a searchlight into a forgotten corner of modern history, the experience of Chinese soldiers held in U.

S. POW camps during the Korean War. In 1951 Yu Yuan, a scholarly and self-effacing clerical officer in Mao’s “volunteer” army, is taken prisoner south of...

Hand-painted movie posters that made Bollywood a winner Since its inception in the second decade of the 20th century, the Bombay-based Indian film industry—Bollywood—has developed a unique visual language, articulated by the vivid hand-painted movie posters that have since become highly-desirable...

Роман Супер — российский писатель и журналист, лучший репортер страны 2013 года по мнению телекритиков "ТЭФИ" и лучший журналист по версии журнала "Сноб".

В 2015 году Роман Супер снял полнометражный фильм "На кончиках пальцев", побывавший в Каннах; тогда же написал и эту книгу, основанную ...

By the 1980s the Soviet Union had matched the United States in military might and far surpassed it in the production of steel, timber, concrete, and oil. But the electronic whirlwind that was transforming the global economy had been locked out by Communist leaders. Heirs to an old Russian traditi...

Hana Walker, a 20-year-old journalism student, is heartbroken to learn her English fiancé’s body has been found on train tracks in Tokyo. But what seems like a tragic accident takes a sinister turn when a masked man starts following her. She’s forced to rely on her wits alone to stay alive. Can s...

"Je n'ai rien à vous dire que vous ne sachiez déjà." Christian Bobin décide "simplement" de nous parler "à partir de ce don d'inexistence également réparti entre chacun de nous. (...) Cette inaliénable égalité devant le vide, l'horreur du vide, la souveraineté du vide". Dans le silence cristallin...

At the turn of the twentieth century, Cadbury Bros. Ltd. was a successful, Quaker-owned chocolate manufacturer in Birmingham, England, celebrated for its model village, modern factory, and concern for employees. In 1901 the firm learned that its cocoa beans, purchased from Portuguese plantations ...

For 16-year-old Jan Kamienski, life as he knows it ends when Germany invades Poland on September 1, 1939. After a great deal of hardship, he joins the Polish Resistance and eventually, in 1941, is sent to Dresden, Germany, to take up Underground activities there. Armed with false papers, he works...

It was a different time, and ours was a different zine. A DC-based zine that, through guerilla distribution, reached an international audience which remains loyal today. The 1980s saw the last hurrah for zines, featuring collections of art, writing and poetry that challenged the norms of society ...

There is a certain number of breaths each of us has to take, and no amount of care or careness can alter that. This is the story of two lives. Claire is a young single mother working in one of England’s last surviving shoe factories, her adult life formed by a teenage relationship. Is she ready t...