The narrative of Paul Theroux's (and later Peter Bogdanovich's) Saint Jack offers a palliative to the high-priced hedonism taking place in an American-owned compound in Singapore.
06 Oct 2016
Reaching for the ultimate psychedelic experience, director Gaspar Noé found The Tibetan Book of the Dead, but did he know what he found when he crafted Enter the Void?
24 Mar 2016
The Sheltering Sky is itself a test of limits: its form is an exploration of how far one can go in novel writing.
08 Feb 2016
Treading the lines between journalist and academic, travel writer and scholar, author Tim Hannigan talks about his latest book and his unorthodox approach to writing historical narratives.
11 Dec 2015
David Gordon White's life-long research of South Asian religions reveals the dubious roots of the West's feel good contemporary yoga industry.
11 Oct 2015
Novelist and poet Catherine Lim, the most persistent critic of Singapore's government, talks candidly about her new memoir, the half-century anniversary of the city-state, and the death of founder Lee Kuan Yew.
04 Jun 2015
The Modern Library of Indonesia series offers unparalleled access to the cultural landscape of the world's fourth most populous country.
16 Feb 2015
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.
25 Nov 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.
05 Oct 2014
With the publication of his third novel, Tash Aw's celebrity status is now assured. But do the books equal the hype?
05 Jun 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.
10 Apr 2014
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