Dawn Ratz

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Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?

This 807-year-old Persian mystic and dervish has a massive following in the US and around the world. Jane Ciabattari explains his enduring influence.<p>The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master born 807 years ago in 1207, have sold millions of copies in recent …

Literature

Why Shakespeare is the world’s favourite writer

Although he never left England, Shakespeare’s plays are set around the globe and he is the planet’s most famous playwright. Andrew Dickson finds out why.<p>Shakespeare was fascinated by the word ‘world’. He used it at least 650 times in his published writings, from poems written in his twenties to …

Native Americans

Does Sigmund Freud still matter?

Psychoanalytic theory has changed a lot in the 75 years since his death, but literature still feels the strong influence of Freud's ideas, argues Jane Ciabattari.<p>Freudian slips. The Oedipus complex. The ego. The id. The superego. Sigmund Freud’s writings changed how we perceive human behaviour. The …

Literature

Guy Bourdin: A fetish for fashion

Avant-garde

Meet Hollywood’s Best Lesbian Character In A Long Time

Yes, it’s Leighton Meester in Life Partners. The actress, her co-star Gillian Jacobs, and director/co-writer Susanna Fogel talk about how they achieved such an accurate, yet incidental, portrayal of a gay twentysomething woman.<p>In Hollywood, queer women tend to fall into a few stereotypical …

Tribeca Film Festival