“A Dominant Character,” one of the New York Times‘ 100 Notable Books of 2020, is out in paperback in the UK. The US paperback was published in July 2022. JBS has staying power; I’m still doing talks and discussions about him, most recently at the Bangalore Literature Festival and at Cambridge University.
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The latest issue, “Beastly Evolution,” went out September 18.
Bollywood under Modi
Mumbai's film industry was a much-vaunted bastion of India's secular ideals. Since the rise of the BJP, it’s been flooded with stock Hindu heroes and Muslim villains, and shows and movies are being killed off.
Where’s the art?
Ruangrupa, an Indonesian group of collaborators, turns social experiences into art. How will they leave their mark on Documenta, which unfolds over 100 days?
The politics of Eurovision
The Eurovision contest began in 1956, but Russia and Ukraine began to compete after the end of the Cold War. Over the past decade and a half, their fraught relationship has seeped into Eurovision.