Cartoons and the New Face of “Artivism” in Egypt
Can Iceland’s Best Party live up to its promises to transform Reykjavík?
In the city, one artist fights to bring high culture to the masses.
How a film and a series divided a nation
by Isabel Ortiz: As the camera zooms in, a pulsing bass beat is suddenly joined by the faraway lilt of a bandoneon. Two dancers stand face-to-face, performing intricate, isolated movements in bizarre hip-hop choreography. The music sounds smooth and confident as the camera shifts from the hip hop dancers to the shadowy specter of a traditional...
The politics and psychology behind China’s most vilified sports team
by Jeffrey Dastin: Few events merit renting the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yet on May 8, 2006, the museum hosted a black-tie dinner in honor of a new television show, “Ben and Izzy.” The show follows the unlikely friendship of two boys, one American and one Jordanian, as they travel through time in high-tech computer...
The Londoner’s case for ethical fashion