The Hindi soap transforms the everyday into the spectacle. Done well, they capture the quiet frustrations and tired dreams of a cross-section of Indian women. Done badly, they are prolonged cat-fights.
This is a collection about collisions, metaphorical and literal, in an evolving China where the boundaries of society are shifting. Some characters are left behind while others keep up, and communication gaps loom large between old and new, traditional and radical.
While the West may go green, more mercury is discharging into the oceans and causing sustained pollution. By fueling the desire for cheaper greener electricity, we are literally poisoning ourselves.
I’ve barely heard a televisual or newsprint word about the situations in South Africa, Brazil or the Philippines, but a lot about Queensland.
We want to decide what our children should learn…
“My bat could have been my sword at that time.”
“I think today this heroical status is completely unthinkable for an artist.”
It’s not enough merely to claim, as many do, that most Muslims (most Pakistanis, most imams, most flood-victims, etc.) are “decent” people.
What other band can manage to attract fanboys like Cobain while singing songs about cats and tasty snacks?
Crimes against humanity has been reduced to 11 hours per life.