How a Brazilian carnival artiste coped with unemployment in the pandemic by reinventing her craft of stilt-walking
One of the biggest casualties has been Rio's carnival, which would have been held in February but was cancelled for the first time in 109 years because of the pandemic — leaving the small armies of costume designers, mechanics, choreographers, performers and others who usually prepare the parades out of work.
In new book, historian Elizabeth Hinton unearths racial disturbances, rebellions that have faded from public memory
America on Fire, which will be published on 18 May by Liveright, comes trailing enthusiastic endorsements from a raft of prominent scholars, including Henry Louis Gates Jr., Jill Lepore and Eric Foner. It’s a mark both of the book’s timeliness, and Hinton’s stature as a rising star in a historical profession that is increasingly seeking to understand the explosive growth of the carceral state.
Marking the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death, Christie's auction house sold the nine imperial jewels adorned with sapphires and diamonds, which were from the collection of his adopted daughter Stephanie de Beauharnais.
Montesquieu’s Persian Letters at 300: An Enlightenment story that resonates in a time of culture wars
Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu — Montesquieu, for short — was an odd sort, an aristocrat with a sympathy for republics and a voracious intellectual appetite.
The film's strength lies in the fascinating visual detail that fleshes out a rather formulaic script: the view we get once Saudi women go inside and remove the niqab, whether it’s cooking with family at home or dancing at a gender-segregated wedding.
Oxygen movie review: Mélanie Laurent thrills in Alexandre Aja's sci-fi take on the 'you wake up in a room' trope
Oxygen is a thrilling watch, as much for its concept and the questions it raises about what it means to be conscious, as for its exploration of what humans are willing to do to survive.
Garcia's kitchen has become a magnet for tourists that work up a appetite climbing the massive volcano located just 25 kilometres south of the capital.
Seaman, who has been fully vaccinated since January, says he’ll “probably kick the bucket” before he runs out of ideas.
The Underground Railroad: Toni Morrison to Colson Whitehead, how writers chronicled the resistance to slavery
The Underground Railroad has come to epitomise the abolitionist movement in the American consciousness, as writers compel the country to confront its darkest chapter.
The deal for the chorus, singers, dancers, actors, stage managers and staff directors would start 1 August, if ratified in a vote scheduled for 24 May. The new contract would start following the expiration of the current contract.
Manoranjan Byapari: At 70, the rickshaw-wallah turned feted writer and MLA, is looking to the future rather than the past
In the recently-held West Bengal assembly polls, Byapari’s remarkable story took another twist.
How China's elderly influencers are cashing in on the internet to lead a busy, lucrative life after retirement
China is getting old fast and Beijing is faced with the monumental challenge of how to provide for tens of millions of retirees. But this has also opened opportunities for those who are financially comfortable in their dotage and able to harness the commercial possibilities of technology.
The graves "include some with a well or several burial wells and other cemeteries with a sloping corridor that ends with a burial room", the ministry said in a statement.
The book will tell the story of how the drugmaker managed to develop an effective vaccine against COVID-19 in a remarkably short period of time — months instead of years.
Condolences came in from the Assam government and from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In This Case reprises two dominant themes in Basquiat's work, anatomy and representation of African-American characters.
As We Need to Talk about Kevin turns 10, a look at what made it such a haunting meditation on motherhood
An unshakeable experience and a daring experiment in film form, Lynne Ramsay's We Need to Talk About Kevin challenged conventional wisdom on what makes for a good adaptation.
Broadway shows thrive on tourists — who were roughly two-thirds of the people in the seats before the pandemic struck — and producers are banking that visitor numbers will be up by fall. The hope is that theater lovers — both tourists and New Yorkers — will loudly cheer the return.
How unsanctioned street art complicates idea of 'ownership' of public space, and the inherent politics of art
Unsanctioned, therefore, uncensored street art makes for a viable platform for social commentary and political critique, giving space and form to public opinion.
100 days since Myanmar's military takeover, how the country continues to resist force, fight for democracy
The military takeover of Myanmar early in the morning of 1 February reversed the country's slow climb towards democracy after five decades of army rule. But Myanmar's citizens were not shy about demanding their democracy be restored.