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At Proust Weekend: The Madeleine Event

At Proust Weekend: The Madeleine Event

Over the course of Villa Albertine’s Proust Weekend, a series of talks, workshops,...

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River Cottage Great Salads, by Gelf Alderson

River Cottage Great Salads, by Gelf Alderson

Gelf Alderson’s River Cottage Great Salads, has a lot of beaut recipes for salads,...

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‘On a very slow roller-coaster ride’: director of Netflix Malaysian comedy Spilt Gravy on Rice on the film’s years-long battle with the country’s censors

‘On a very slow roller-coaster ride’: director of Netflix...

‘On a very slow roller-coaster ride’ is how the director of Malaysian dark comedy...

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The Leap

The Leap

Starling. Photograph by Raman Kumar, via Wikimedia Commons. Licensed under CC0 4.0....

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What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Goals?

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Goals?

The U.S.-Wales Men’s World Cup Match and Opening Ceremony in Doha, Qatar, on November...

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Apologies (ctd.)

Apologies (ctd.)

Apologies (ctd.) December 8 2022 Sorry for the lack of posts - I was in London looking...

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A Brief Affair, by Alex Miller

A Brief Affair, by Alex Miller

A new book from Alex Miller is always an event on a booklover’s calendar.  Awarded...

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Netflix historical K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella mixes tiger mothers, court intrigue and parasol politics

Netflix historical K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella mixes...

Netflix period K-drama Under the Queen’s Umbrella charms us with political intrigue,...

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Oscar-winning Chinese composer Tan Dun on why ‘Hong Kong is home’, his new role as city’s cultural ambassador and upcoming ‘immersive opera’

Oscar-winning Chinese composer Tan Dun on why ‘Hong Kong...

Oscar-winning Chinese-American composer Tan Dun opens up about his new role as Hong...

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Misreading Ulysses

Misreading Ulysses

This text was delivered as the T.S. Eliot Lecture at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin...

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 6 — A Q&A With Advising Editor Jason Y. Ng

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 6 — A Q&A With Advising...

This interview, like the previous one in this series with Eileen Cheng-yin Chow,...

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Sunset for a Blog and a Double Birthday

Sunset for a Blog and a Double Birthday

For several years, I’ve had the pleasure of co-editing this China Blog at BLARB,...

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Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 7 — A Q&A With Academic Editor Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Meet the LARB China Channel Team, Part 7 — A Q&A With Academic...

This interview with Jeffrey Wasserstrom, academic editor of the new LARB China Channel...

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Disney says Asia-Pacific a ‘key pillar’ for next 100 years, as Disney+ trails more K-dramas, including Big Bet starring Choi Min-sik

Disney says Asia-Pacific a ‘key pillar’ for next 100 years,...

Disney pledges to increase its content creation and distribution in the Asia-Pacific,...

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The 13 best new Hollywood movies this winter, from Creed and John Wick sequels to The Fabelmans and Babylon

The 13 best new Hollywood movies this winter, from Creed...

Creed III, John Wick: Chapter 4 and Scream 6 are just some of the film sequels making...

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Summer 1993: Walter Gieseking, Debussy’s Préludes I & II, EMI (La cathédrale engloutie)

Summer 1993: Walter Gieseking, Debussy’s Préludes I & II,...

Claude Monet, “Rouen Cathedral,West Façade, Sunlight,” 1894. Licensed under CC0...