Writing with the body as her touchstone, the novelist channels a woman warrior in The Book of Joan.
Blunt yet intoxicating, James Gray’s The Lost City of Z betrays its outsize ambitions and pained revisionism with every last scene
If novelists could tell the story of climate change, they might spark the action scientists are calling for in order to save the planet.
“Dub was my sound because of postcolonial movements. I grew up in it. I bathed in it. I breathed it. So why shouldn’t it be mine?”
“Women in Denmark should be both women and men at the same time, but ‘men’ and ‘women’—what does that mean?”
A new documentary celebrates the great filmmaker Ousmane Sembène.
Two recent interpretations of The Rite of Spring challenge the audience in new ways.
“The tragedy of imperialism is that its dehumanizing machinery disrupts the cultures of the colonized. That’s why after imperial powers conquer a nation it sometimes takes centuries for the conquered to create cohesive civilizations again and to regain their identity.”
There is a curse upon the adventurers and mendicants, second sons of the aristocracy and would-be-sovereigns of their own destiny who sailed for the New World. Read about it in this review of The Leaves of Fate by George Robert Minkoff.
Intercepted Telegrams of a Man in a Tartan Shalwar Kameez
In John Phillp Santos’ tale of his families origins from Spain, he sets out on a quest to discover his heritage and explores the human fascination with borders.
In 1976 I had been making photographs for a couple of years. I had certainly been looking at a lot more photographs than I had actually made.
Sea of Poppies is a miraculous book about even more than the 19th-century opium trade, which is an exciting tale in and of itself, fraught with voracious greed, power-mongering, and racism.
1. Of the color of daylight in eternity
Yinka Shonibare first came to widespread attention through his use of Dutch wax fabric, which he has used both as the ground of his paintings and to clothe his sculptures.
Joe Fyfe on how Tran Luong’s political past in Vietnam inspires healing in his performances and installations.
Winner of the Whitney Museum’s first Bucksbaum award in 2000, Paul Pfeiffer has received attention over the last few years for his provocative digital video production.
Contributing editor Coco Fusco’s second essay collection, The Bodies That Were Not Ours, demonstrates Fusco’s passion as an interviewer and interrogator of postcolonial legacies.