For musicians, the sense of touch defines our physical experience of art: lips applied to reed, fingers pushing down keys or strings. It might seem that the more easily we touch, the better we play, but facility is only half the story. A pianist or a violinist has constantly to explore resistance, e…
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A photoessay by Bruno Fert, with an introduction by Nam Le. Shortlisted for the Amnesty Media Awards.
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Amber Husain on neoliberalism and workers’ rights.
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‘The Wapichan are proud of their adoption of technology, and see no reason why it should make their land needs and entitlements any the less.’
An excerpt from A Trillion Trees: How We Can Reforest Our World by Fred Pearce.
A Series of Rooms Occupied by Ghislaine Maxwell
‘Maxwell is a privileged person in an unprivileged place. Rarer still is that she is a female charged with a sex crime.’
An essay by Chris Dennis from Granta 156: Interiors.
No Justice, No Peace
‘It’s laughable to suggest France’s present approach to policing is only a response to the violence and destruction wrought by the gilets jaunes’.
Chris Knapp on the systemic racism and violence of the French police.