Category Culture

Author Bali Rai: Publishing’s lack of diversity fails readers

As the film and music industries grapple with the fallout from the race rows that dogged the Oscars and the Brit Awards, English author Bali Rai warns publishing too has

Continue reading…

Buena Vista Social Club says Adios! but diva Portuondo sings on

Omara Portuondo’s tiny frame belies the sheer power of a sonorous voice that made her a star in Cuba well before she found global fame with the Buena Vista Social

Continue reading…

Gormley’s ‘alien invasion’ looms large over Hong Kong, sparks suicide calls

Occasionally obscured by mist and low cloud, shadowy human figures loom from the tops of Hong Kong skyscrapers causing curiosity and consternation in the streets below. It could be a scene

Continue reading…

China’s ‘leftover women’ fight back: Fincher

Demonised by the government, pestered by their parents and pitied by the media, for China’s “leftover women” the pressure to settle down can be unbearable, author Leta Hong Fincher says.

Continue reading…

Grayling: Divisive religious beliefs humanity’s biggest challenge

British philosopher AC Grayling has penned more than 30 books tackling everything from happiness and friendship to humanism and freedom. In 2011, he founded the New College of Humanities, where

Continue reading…