Fleur Jaeggy’s astringent fictions.
Political desire in the art of Paula Rego.
Haneda Sumiko’s cinema of senescence.
Roberto Calasso (1941-2021).
The contours of celebrity philanthropism.
Colonial legacies in the fiction of Faïza Guène.
Mario Levrero’s literature of distraction.
Marxist-Buddhist polymath Rahul Sankrityayan.
Owen Hatherley’s retrospective essays.
The Vietnamese poet of exile and longing.
Ghédalia Tazartès (1947-2021).
At the Pompidou.
Rivka Galchen and the historical novel.
The politics of Iran’s star director.
Football in Bolsonaro’s Brazil.
The premonitory cinema of Christos Nikou.
Joshua Cohen’s meta-historical comedy.
The enigmatic oeuvre of Mieko Kawakami.
Freudian prescriptions for a post-pandemic world.
Ruin and exile in the novels of Christina Stead.
Politics and genre in the debut novel of Chris Power.
Mothers and daughters in the work of Gwendoline Riley.
Expressions of autonomy in the paintings of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
Science and society at a time of crisis.
On the latest documentary by Adam Curtis.
Agustín Fernández Mallo’s archaeology of the present.
Signs of life in Brazilian radical film.
The unflinching personal writing of Megan Nolan.
History and illusion in the work of Andrei Konchalovsky.
The pandemic and the pornography of mortality.
Past and present in the work of Jenny Erpenbeck.
Reflections on Daft Punk.
Dominique Manotti and the politics of noir.
Lauren Oyler’s debut and the challenges of the ‘Internet Novel’.
Cultures of corruption in a broken economy.
Mostafa Derkaoui’s rediscovered masterwork of political modernism.
Anatomizations of the capitalist everyday in the work of essayist Eula Biss.
Narratives of development in the work of Tsitsi Dangarembga.
The life and work of Cecilia Mangini: Italy’s first female documentary filmmaker.
History and allegory in the novels of José Eduardo Agualusa.
The minimalist autofiction of Fatima Daas.
Transnational cultures in an unequal world.
If dissimulation is integral to political discourse, what explains the rise – and sudden fall – of ‘fake news’ since 2017?
Avant-garde documentarist Sergei Loznitsa assembles found Agfacolor footage of the USSR’s lurch into the post-Stalin era.
The stigmas and stratifications of post-war France, refracted in the experimental life-writing of Annie Ernaux.