film studies

Fried squid, stale sweat and sensuality in Ian Buruma’s Tokyo

12 May 2018 9:00 am

In 1975, the 24-year-old Ian Buruma (now an award-winning essayist and historian, and the editor of the New York Review…

Novelist and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo attends the Hay Festival on May 29, 2011 in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)

Being born a girl in modern China is the worst thing in the world

6 May 2017 9:00 am

She was a foundling in her own family, shunted to adoptive parents for two years, then to the edge of…