The Friday List: From a Toni Morrison tribute to a show about Bollywood wives, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.
Recently, 150 writers artists and academics wrote an open letter arguing against ideological conformity amid a debate over so-called cancel culture — where prominent people face attack for sharing controversial opinions
Dystopian fiction offers lessons in fighting injustice, but genre's proliferation can encourage violent rhetoric, action
Responses to dystopian fiction suggest that people might be more inclined to draw ‘political life lessons’ from a narrative about an imaginary political world than from fact-based reporting about the real world.
Reading dystopian fiction during the coronavirus pandemic: Genre's prescience helps imagine a better future
Dystopian fiction issues warnings and predicts outcomes. It forces us to acknowledge that the evils of the world it depicts are systemic, that something new, something better rests upon the complete annihilation of the old world
Elisabeth Moss was recently seen in the horror thriller, The Invisible Man.
Namita Gokhale's new book, Jaipur Journals, is a glimpse into multiple stories unfolding over five days of JLF
In Namita Gokhale’s Jaipur Journals, we are taken in five days through the lives of some interesting characters who are in one capacity or another part of what is often referred to as the Kumbh Mela of Literature, the Jaipur Literature Festival.
Bernardine Evaristo called out the BBC for a news item which referred to the Booker Prize as being shared between Margaret Atwood and "another author". For her book Girl, Woman, Other, Evaristo is the first black woman to win the prestigious award. The BBC has since apologised.
From Joker to Guy Fawkes: The transformative power of masks and why protesters wear disguises to challenge those in power
When worn by protesters, masks can encourage people to do something extraordinary, to take to the streets in order to challenge those in power, to render themselves visible and vulnerable alongside others doing the same.
Booker Prize 2019 jointly awarded to Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo for patriarchy-dismantling novels
Bernardine Evaristo is the first black woman to win the Booker Prize, while Atwood has previously won for 2000's The Blind Assassin.
With increasing climate change, a new literary trend cli-fi part of the science fiction genre, helps imagine scenarios that scientists' statistics cannot conjure.
The Gilead that we encounter in The Testaments is no less menacing than the one from The Handmaid's Tale, but its seams are fraying.
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.
Booker Prize Shortlist 2019: Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood among authors nominated for literary honour
Former Booker winners Salman Rushdie and Margaret Atwood are in the running for the literary honour for Quichotte and The Testaments respectively.
Booker Prize Longlist 2019: Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie among those nominated for literary award
Also nominated for the Booker is Lucy Ellmann for Ducks, Newburyport which consists of a single sentence, a stream-of-consciousness written over a 1000 pages.
The San Diego Comic Con is the high point of thousands of pop culture aficionados, from fans of comic book to fantasy to dystopian fiction and horror. The 2019 edition was held from 18 July to 22 July.
Netflix's Leila exposes Indians to genre of dystopian fiction; is India ready to tell its cautionary tales?
Netflix's dystopian drama Leila is the most recent example of content that one could not have hoped to see either on television or in theatres.
Kylie Jenner receives severe backlash on Twitter for hosting 'tone-deaf' A Handmaid's Tale-themed party
Kylie Jenner has come under the fire for throwing her friend a 'A Handmaid's Tale'-themed party, a show that focuses on the plight of women being reduced to becoming child-bearing vessels
Fantasy fiction and feminism: Why writers must shun old tropes, aim for stronger female representation
For many young readers of fantasy fiction, a female protagonist means romance and a male one signals everything else — fantasy, adventure and intelligence
Amrita Mahale on her debut book Milk Teeth, Mumbai's redevelopment and finding the courage to tell her story
Mahale conceived Milk Teeth around a prophecy but the story slowly evolved into a look at middle-class society and all the privileges that this group internalises, its inflated sense of self-worth, the need to move forward and the kind of pressures that are put on members of this community
Margaret Atwood said the book is inspired by all the questions that people have about the fictional dystopian place Gilead and its inner workings