Author and occasional experimental sound artist, William L. Gibson is currently based in Jakarta. His novel Singapore Black is published by Monsoon Books. Learn more at www.williamlgibson.com.
Monday, February 24 2014
Akira Kurosawa’s samurai, Stuart Heisler’s gangster, Sergio Leone’s cowboy, and George Miller’s misfit suffer a similar black eye, but with dramatically different effect.
Sunday, April 12 2015
A recent biopic about the last executioner in Thailand explores the extremes between killing and redemption.
Monday, February 16 2015
The Modern Library of Indonesia series offers unparalleled access to the cultural landscape of the world's fourth most populous country.
Tuesday, November 25 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.
Sunday, October 5 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.
Tuesday, August 5 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.