Monday, April 13 2015
A recent biopic about the last executioner in Thailand explores the extremes between killing and redemption.
Tuesday, February 17 2015
The Modern Library of Indonesia series offers unparalleled access to the cultural landscape of the world's fourth most populous country.
Wednesday, November 26 2014
The Invisible Hands have given us a glimpse of Alvarius B.'s (Alan Bishop) view of the world from the center of Cairo. It's not a happy perspective, but there's a hint of hope.
Monday, October 6 2014
While listening to "The Dance and Song of Laos" (1906) a haunting voice, both enticing and archaic, mingles with the crepitating noise of the antique shellac.
Wednesday, August 6 2014
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima forever altered popular culture, and the earliest traces of that tectonic shift can be found in an obscure government report and newsreel about the event.
Friday, June 6 2014
With the publication of his third novel, Tash Aw's celebrity status is now assured. But do the books equal the hype?
Friday, April 11 2014
In Bangkok, the convulsions of violence on the street merge with scenes of surreal ritual that is possible in the West only in dreams… or drug reveries… or films.