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

But the more mischievous Poulenc becomes, the more he manages to be sincere. His music can provide a commentary on itself, the buttery melodies, even at their most passionate, spiked with rug-pulls, undercuts, little bubbles of flatulent woodwind. He can be “simply heavenly” in both a celestial and a Nancy Mitford sense. His mighty opera […]

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

The “painfully plastic” Kyuri is a room salon girl: a seemingly well-paid opportunity only open to the “prettiest 10%”, where clients treat their favourite escorts to designer bags. In reality, Kyuri is tied in by debt, and feels her primped body breaking down thanks to the heavy nightly drinking required. She shares an apartment with […]

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

Writer Kafka was born in Prague in the Czech Republic, in a German-speaking Jewish family. He wrote mostly in German. He traveled through many European countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy. Many of his famous works were inspired by and written during his journeys.

Lovelace – review

Amanda Seyfried is a strong and sympathetic Linda (though with a more open, uncomplicated prettiness than the real woman herself), still living at home at 21 years old after a troubled adolescence with her fiercely Catholic mum and dad, played by Sharon Stone and Robert Patrick. Spotted dancing at a roller disco, she is picked […]

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

Public conversations about race in America could use some messiness. We could stand to be more awkward amid too much PR. As Wilkerson succinctly identifies, “racism” — and “race” with it — has been so worked over in nomenclature it no longer, if ever it did, pricks the minds of the people who need to […]