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Marilyn the Poet

Marilyn the Poet

Monroe in Don’t Bother to Knock (1952), from the July 1953 issue of Modern Screen....

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The Other Side of Pleasure: On Leonard Cohen

The Other Side of Pleasure: On Leonard Cohen

Photo copyright gudenkoa, via Adobe Stock. To mark the appearance of Leonard Cohen’s...

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Bonhams' buying spree (ctd.)

Bonhams' buying spree (ctd.)

Bonhams' buying spree (ctd.) June 28 2022 Picture: Bonhams The UK auction house...

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Derby Museums' £1m endowment

Derby Museums' £1m endowment

Derby Museums' £1m endowment June 28 2022 Picture: ArtFund One of my favourite museums,...

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Tefaf robbery

Tefaf robbery

Tefaf robbery June 28 2022 [embedded content]Video: via YouTube Robbers have targeted...

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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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Prior Convictions movie review: Japanese manga adaptation sees Kasumi Arimura reprise her role from TV series as a volunteer probation officer

Prior Convictions movie review: Japanese manga adaptation...

Japanese actress Kasumi Arimura is back as a part-time probation officer, caught...

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Racism and hate have no place in K-pop fandoms, but are rife. What can we do?

Racism and hate have no place in K-pop fandoms, but are...

Violent threats, racism and misogyny await journalists and fans who raise legitimate...

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Passing Through: On Leonard Cohen

Passing Through: On Leonard Cohen

To mark the appearance of Leonard Cohen’s “Begin Again” in our Summer issue, we’re...

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Minions: The Rise of Gru movie review – Steve Carell, Michelle Yeoh and Jean-Claude Van Damme enliven enjoyable second prequel to Despicable Me

Minions: The Rise of Gru movie review – Steve Carell, Michelle...

With Linda Ronstadt, Simon and Garfunkel, The Rolling Stones on the soundtrack and...

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Hong Kong singer Mike Tsang on performing with George Lam, his new album, and who he would love to collaborate with

Hong Kong singer Mike Tsang on performing with George Lam,...

Tsang, who names The Weeknd and Bruno Mars among his inspirations, recently took...

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A feminist pioneer’s tough love for her daughter and how illness broke down barriers between them: Simone Heng’s memoir gets personal

A feminist pioneer’s tough love for her daughter and how...

Singapore-based presenter ended a ‘toxic relationship’ with TV to repair another...

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Julie Otsuka writes about dementia with vision and wisdom in The Swimmers, but its dazzling opening jars with what follows

Julie Otsuka writes about dementia with vision and wisdom...

The Swimmers, Julie Otsuka’s long-awaited third novel, traces the elderly Alice’s...

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Peter Chan’s early films, featuring the two Tony Leungs and Maggie Cheung, were a breath of fresh air in Hong Kong

Peter Chan’s early films, featuring the two Tony Leungs...

Peter Chan’s early films, featuring the likes of Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung Ka-fai...