Micro review: ‘How to Be an Antiracist’ by Ibram X. Kendi

‘How to Be an Antiracist’ is an engaging read that illustrates the deep-rooted racism issue in America and what one should do about it. The book is more than a dry non-fiction, it draws on the author’s life to give examples of all he talks about in his book, making it like a memoir and […]

Poulenc: A Biography by Roger Nichols; Poulenc: The Life in the Songs by Graham Johnson – review

Johnson’s book is woven around Poulenc’s numerous songs, which Johnson argues “form a biography in themselves”. Readers may be sceptical of such an avowedly biographical reading of the work itself, and there will be admirers of Poulenc’s operas and instrumental music who won’t agree that the songs are the most personally revealing of his output: […]

If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha review – a fizzing, grisly debut

This makes a grimly fascinating background for Brooklyn-based Frances Cha’s vivid debut. She knows whereof she writes: she worked as travel and culture editor for CNN in Seoul, and If I Had Your Face follows four young women navigating life in this brutally competitive, consumerist city.

Four-year-old kid gets a publishing deal for his poetry book!

Talking about Nadim and his poems, Denise Johnstone-Burt, Executive- Walker Books, said that she had been “astonished that anyone so young could write such sensitive verse”, reports The Guardian. “The poems talk about such important feelings, like love and loneliness, and Nadim finds the perfect words… They are simple, inspirational and have a wisdom all […]

Periyar’s book of poems now in Hindi

Two books by rationalist and social reformer E V Ramasamy Periyar are now available for readers in Hindi, publisher Rajkamal Prakashan group said. The books, “Dharm aur Vishwadrishti” and “Sachchi Ramayan”, originally written in Tamil, are among the first publications by the group after the coronavirus induced lockdown in March. “The people of north India […]

Growing up in a violent environment is likely to lead to accelerated aging and disease risk, new review of studies shows

McLaughlin’s lab is testing out ways that pediatricians can screen for signs of violence or deprivation during a routine doctor’s visit. She noted, for instance, that if a child went through puberty early, it could be a signal to screen for adversity and then to develop a treatment plan of four to six visits to […]

Mother-of-two, 23, is shot dead while filming rap music video of staged kidnapping – as rapper’s friend is booked into jail for murder

‘She will never get to see her two beautiful babies grow up nor will they have her throughout life,’ Cyndi Viverito, a relative of Cox, wrote in a Facebook post.

Festival reviews famous Czech writer’s legacy

Another seminar, Franz Kafka – Life And Legacy will analyze Kafka’s Letter to His Father, a literary masterpiece, and an important document often used by researchers to explore the relationship between him and his father, which is often believed to have had a strong influence on his motivation to write.

Lovelace – review

It’s sometimes said that in the smiling face of every Hollywood star something awful can be glimpsed if you look hard enough. Something in the glaze of the eyes, or the set of the teeth – the suppressed memory of that entry fee paid at the beginning of a movie career: the casting-couch humiliation or […]

Offers a New Word for Injustice in America, Not a New Way of Thinking

Caste does not abandon racial terms. Wilkerson does not leave us to flounder with the labels she wants incorporated, though at times I wished she would. In a chapter called “The Intrusion of Caste in Everyday Life,” Wilkerson describes an interlude between “a white contractor,” “a white engineer,” and “a Black engineer,” “who happened to […]