The film critic Siegfried Kracauer once argued that ‘stupid and unreal film fantasies are the daydreams of society, in which its actual reality comes to the fore and its otherwise repressed wishes take form.’ Netflix’s Selling-franchise once again proves the point.
The recent protests in Kazakhstan have brought the country back into the focus of Western media audiences. But for a decade now, China and America have been competing for political influence, resources and markets in one of the world’s most important regions.
Yemen in 2022: An end to the eight-year long civil war and humanitarian crisis or more of the same? Karen Dabrowski reviews the conflict's history and religious-ideological roots and asks if a resolution can be reached.
Published a hundred years ago this month, in Agatha Christie’s second novel, the gravest of all threats is only narrowly averted: a Labour government in Britain. Conrad Landin on an extraordinary work of post-war red scare paranoia.