The Dispossessed

Comment: Saving the heartland of Chilean wine

How a new generation has been fighting to save some of Chile's oldest vineyards from industrial pine forests and pulp factories.<p>My friend Steve …

Chile

Tide Whisperer review on Tenby beach – 'thought-provoking stories'

Under director Kully Thiarai, National Theatre Wales is sharpening its resolve to be a people’s theatre. Tide Whisperer, a new site-specific work by …

The Theatre

Doctor Who review: The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles (Big Finish audio)

Following on from <i>The Tenth Doctor Chronicles</i> earlier this year, we have the next set of <i>Doctor Who</i> audio stories partially narrated by Jacob Dudman …

Doctor Who

Doctor Who review: The Dispossessed (Seventh Doctor audio)

In this month’s Doctor Who audio, the Seventh Doctor, Ace and Mel investigate strange things in a tower block in The Dispossessed…<p><i>The Dispossessed</i> is …

Doctor Who

The Enchanted Island review – British Youth Opera weaves magic

First performed in New York in 2011, and now given its European premiere by British Youth Opera, Jeremy Sams’ The Enchanted Island reverts to the Baroque genre of the pasticcio, a work fashioned to a new libretto from pre-existing music. Sams weaves together arias and choruses by Vivaldi, Handel, …

Music (UK)

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

<b>US Theatrical Premiere!</b> Ursula K. Le Guin (1929–2018) is one of America’s finest writers. Early in her career, she sought to break the gender barrier …

Ursula K. Le Guin

The road to nowhere: California's Slab City - in pictures

Slab City, in the Californian desert, is a vast open-air squat where the poor, the excluded and the dispossessed live without running water, sewers or electricity. Photographer Laura Henno spent two months there, getting to know and documenting the lives of its inhabitants on the flipside of the …

California

St. Mikes grad headed to Harvard

Recently graduated St. Michaels University School student Aysha Emmerson is headed to Harvard University.<p>The 17-year-old intends to concentrate on …

Middle School

Parliament passes Specific Relief Amendment Bill

By IANS<p>NEW DELHI: Parliamentary approval was accorded to the Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2017, giving an affected party -- whose contract has …

India News

The Evening Standard's £400,000 fund to save young lives in London

The Evening Standard today launches the £400,000 Save London Lives Fund to try to help tackle the scourge of stabbings and shootings in the capital …

Public Health

Kavanaugh should live by his Jesuit high school motto

Regarding the July 11 Metro article “Kavanaugh’s confirmation would be a high distinction for school”:<p>We learn that, in accepting his Supreme Court nomination, Georgetown Prep graduate Brett M. Kavanaugh invoked his Jesuit boy’s school’s motto, “Men for others.” A similar maxim is voiced by …

Opinion

Book Fetish: Volume 313 — Sci-Fi Edition

Sponsored by <i>The Robots of Gotham</i> by Todd McAulty<i>The Robots of Gotham</i> is a near-future novel set in an occupied Chicago in 2083. The world is on the …

Black Panther

Identity Crisis: Three Photo Essays Highlight the Lives of the Dispossessed | History | Smithsonian

So much of the world’s population has been ousted, expelled, cut loose, forced to flee or otherwise get moving, it’s surprising the planet hasn’t …

Culture

Planet of the dispossessed – in pictures

Vanessa Winship has travelled the world exploring rifts, erasures and people at the edges. The winner of the prestigious Henri Cartier-Bresson award is now the subject of a new show at London’s Barbican

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Dorothea Lange/Vanessa Winship review – unmissable images of the dispossessed

“The camera,” Dorothea Lange once said, “is an instrument that teaches people to see without a camera.” Her portrait of Florence Owens Thompson, now universally known as Migrant Mother, provided powerful evidence that this was indeed the case. Taken in a camp for destitute migrant workers in …

Art

Trump’s Tweets Aren’t the Real Scandal

Katrina vanden HeuvelThe spectacle of the Trump administration distracts us from deeper corruption.The post Trump’s Tweets Aren’t the Real Scandal …

Liberal View

Deeply-felt film essay 'In the Intense Now' observes the fire of revolution

A rich, immersive contemplation of the emotional battery life of revolutions, Brazilian filmmaker João Moreira Salles' remarkable, deeply felt essay film "In the Intense Now" examines 1968's turbulence in four countries through the prism of what its amateur documentarians filmed.<p>Spurred by …

Archives

Ursulan Utopias: The 5 Best Novels Of Ursula Le Guin

<b>* Described as author whose work, more than Tolkien’s even, made fantasy into serious lit</b> <b><br>* Le Guin’s prolific career redefined what science fiction</b> …

Science Fiction

We have lost a mother, a leader and an icon - Cyril Ramaphosa

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON THE PASSING OF WINNIE MADIKIZELA-MANDELA<p>Fellow South Africans,<p>It is with a profound sense of loss and deep …

Cyril Ramaphosa

4 things to read, watch and listen to after you've read The Boat People

<i>The Boat People</i> documents people and families undergoing change in Canada. In it, the arrival of a ship full of Sri Lankan refugees tests the resolve …

Canadian Literature

Letter to the Editor: Mr President, here is my guide on land expropriation without compensation

One of the objective outcomes of the proposed expropriation of land without compensation should be the abolishing of private land ownership in South …

News (South Africa)

American Dynasties: The Kennedys

Episode 1: The Power of Wealth<p>Joseph “Joe” Kennedy’s political ambition passes first to his son Joe Jr. and then to reluctant second son, …

Ted Kennedy

Podcast: Interview with Frederik Pohl (1987)

Frederik Pohl (1919-2013).<br>From 1981 to 1989, I was assistant producer and co-host of the radio show <b>On the Arts</b>, at CJRT-FM (today Jazz 91.1) in …

Science Fiction

Climate Visionary Ursula K. Le Guin

Consider these six works by the late author your required reading for 2018<p>In 2017’s <i>The Great Derangement</i>, acclaimed Indian writer Amitav Ghosh took …

Books

R.I.P. Ursula K. Le Guin, Author of One of the Greatest Novels About Freedom Ever Written

One of the most important purposes of science fiction, fantasy, and other imaginative fiction is to examine what is possible for human societies. …

Literature

Ursula Le Guin Taught Me That Everything I Knew About Sci-fi Was Wrong

I was twelve when I encountered a battered paperback titled <i>A Wizard Of Earthsea</i> by Ursula K. Le Guin. Its back-cover blurb explained it was the first …

Books

Author Ursula K. Le Guin has left us, and we’re now all Dispossessed

The creator of "an ambiguous utopia," her sci-fi and fantasy worlds rang true.<p>Before Donald Trump ever uttered a word about building a wall, author …

Science Fiction

The fantasy and science fiction community pays tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

Saying farewell to a titan of the field<p>Yesterday, the science fiction and fantasy community lost a titan: Ursula K. Le Guin, author of <i>The</i> <i>Left Hand of Darkness, A Wizard of Earthsea</i>, <i>The Dispossessed</i>, and many, many others. Le Guin was one of the most influential genre authors of the 20th century, …

Books

Ursula Le Guin Made Me An Anarchist

Late yesterday night, heartbreaking news broke out: beloved, pathbreaking and unapologetically feminist science fiction writer, Ursula Le Guin, …

Liberal View

Ursula K Le Guin RIP

The revered author has died after a short illness at 88 years old

Anarchism