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News from nowhere: The portrait of Sir Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger, currently on display in the Frick Collection, was commissioned in 1527. (The Frick collection) Utopia and dystopia are twins, born at the same time from the common ancestor of social criticism. Although we remember the first modern attempt to systematically imagine …

A renewed – and critical – look is cast on literary works in light of the Black Lives Matter movement and other current social norms Economist John Maynard Keynes once said that “When the facts change, I change my mind.” In the case of iconic writers such as Enid Blyton (1897-1968) and Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), …

KARACHI: The Pakistan Arts Council Karachi hosted an event in its Josh Malihabadi library on Tuesday evening to pay tribute to the famous Indian literary critic, playwright and poet, Professor Shamim Hanfi, who died on May 6 of this year. Indian poet Ranjit Singh Chohan, who joined the online debates, was the first speaker. He …

The team behind a controversial new take on a Bridport landmark believe it has won community support – following a feedback poll. The Bridport Area Development Trust (BADT) revealed the results of a survey that invited comment on its proposals for the Literary and Scientific Institute (LSi) in East Street. The new plans for LSi …

The keepers – mostly white – dictate what constitutes beauty, elegance and celebration. Racism is so ingrained in American culture, how can you sew a life without its construction? “You can’t take away where we came from to understand where we are,” said Virgil Abloh during an intimate discussion at the Institute of Contemporary Art …

Our struggle could be the “worst podcast idea ever,” said John Phipps in The spectator. In it, our two young American animators, Lauren Teixeira and Drew Ohringer, discuss with their guests the Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard, and his “six-book memoir-cum-roman-cum-lawsuit-magnet” My battle. It sounds a bit niche, but this “hip and funny” podcast has …

Lauren Berlant, a deeply influential American scholar and cultural critic known for her rigorous and playful explorations of intimacy, citizenship and affect, died on June 28 at the age of 63 from an Cancer. The news was announced by Duke University Press. Since 1984, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University …

Armed and bombed suicide attack at Ataturk airport June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) according to the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days left until the end of the year. Railways June 28, 1855 The Ottoman Empire borrows for the first time. 4 million UK gold loans were …

TEHRAN – The book by German philosopher Martin Heidegger “Parmenides” has been published in Persian. The Tehran-based Organization for Research and Writing of University Textbooks in the Humanities is the publisher of the book translated into Persian by Taleb Jaberi. “Parmenides”, a lecture given by Heidegger at the University of Friborg in 1942-1943, presents a …

A leather lounge chair. (Photo by H. Lefebvre / ClassicStock / Getty Images) Early last week, I was lying on my couch reading a passage from Janet Malcolm’s 1980 report on the characters in and around the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, Psychoanalysis: the impossible profession, to my boyfriend as he sat behind me in a …

– We were able to relaunch elsewhere – said MaÅ‚gorzata SzydÅ‚owska, co-founder, with Bartosz SzydÅ‚owski, of the Łaźnia Nowa initiative. In the renovated building of the old school, next to the theater, there will be a space for artists and residents, and on site there will be workshops, concerts, films, performances, discussions and meetings. literary. …

A recent editorial in the Gujarat Sahitya Akademi newspaper Shabdsrushti coined the term “Literary Naxals” to attack the poem “Shav vahini Ganga” by the poet Amreli Parul Khakhar. Now a strong backlash has emerged from state writers, poets, playwrights, artists, filmmakers, activists and intellectuals. A statement with more than 150 signatories says: “We believe that …

Outdoor lunch seems such a nice simple idea. Until they tell you they can definitely take your Friday reservation. No problem. Three weeks later. Even when a second restaurant accepts a reservation, it’s so early that it’s almost breakfast time. Parking near a restaurant with outdoor lunches? Great as long as you’re willing to walk …

In this week’s episode of Extra Spicy, Justin Phillips and I speak to British restaurant critic Jimi Famurewa, who currently writes reviews for London’s. Standard Evening. It’s actually a two-part episode because Jimi and I had so much to talk about, like our feelings about being the “first” so-and-so. (especially him the UK’s leading black …

Parul Khakhar, Vishnu Pandia Counter-view office In a firm statement, more than 170 Gujarat cultural figures, activists and academics strongly protested against “threats” against Gujarati writers in the Gujarat Sahitya Academi newspaper “Shabdsrushti” through an anonymous article titled “No, it is not. a poem is the abuse of a ‘poem’ for anarchy … “ Supposedly …