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Nicole Baute Special for the Globe and Mail Published September 4, 2019 After a weekend of violent clashes between protestors and police in Hong Kong, a group of young people gathered in a plush hotel with a view of the city’s harbour to engage with the city’s tensions in an entirely different way: through poetry. …

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The great Akira Kurosawa, a famed Japanese filmmaker who directed 30 films across a career spanning 57 years, initially began life as an aspiring painter. Kurosawa’s elementary school teacher, Mr Tachikawa, was one of the first major influences on his life. Tachikawa’s progressive teaching methods encourage his students to draw with free will, was a moment …

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July’s works are now live and can be found below and throughout the postings on the English homepage! As İlkyaz, we work to introduce three young writers every month. We translate these works, which are be made up of a short stories or poems, into English and endeavour to introduce them to readers outside of Turkey. …

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“We dıe. That may be the meanıng of lıfe. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lıves.’ ” -Tonı Morrıson, Nobel Laurete ın Lıterature and Vıce-Presıdent of PEN Internatıonal “Art is not a plaything, but a necessity, and its essence, form, is not a decorative adjustment, but a cup into which life …

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Physicist and saxophonist Stephon Alexander has argued in his many public lectures and his book The Jazz of Physics that Albert Einstein and John Coltrane had quite a lot in common. Alexander in particular draws our attention to the so-called “Coltrane circle,” which resembles what any musician will recognize as the “Circle of Fifths,” but incorporates Coltrane’s own …

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For July, we reached out to internationally renown Mexican writer and the President of PEN International as well as the first woman to be elected since the organization was founded in 1921. She prepared the following suggestions for a reading list aimed at young writers.   1. Jorge Luis Borges / To the German Language “What …

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For over ten years, Tara Books has worked with women artists from a variety of indigenous Indian art traditions. Many of these practices have their origins in the decorative designs that women create to beautify their homes. This kind of aesthetic activity is considered part of housework – but what about women artists who have …

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CLICK HERE FOR THE WHOLE PODCAST The Red Shoes JULY 20, 2017 Download Hans Christian Andersen’s classic and violent tale is looked at through the lens of the man who wrote it, and the 1948 film which changed the way we see it today. From Denmark to dance via the Devil we explore the iconic …

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