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Red-faced over ‘blackface’: Racism in Malaysia

If you’re searching for the latest national embarrassment hot on the heels of a ridiculous campaign funded by the Health Ministry to “prevent” gayness, look...

Appreciation or appropriation? The cultural trends infiltrating the fashion industry

Go to any festival this year, and you’ll be confronted by hordes of white, middle-class youth rocking bindis and faux-Kente-printed shirts. The vast majority...

Growing by shrinking: the beauty of minimalism

We live in a consumer-driven society with a rapid cyclic need to constantly upgrade our stuff and ourselves, and with the new year behind...

How to travel solo as an introvert

Recently I did the Myers-Briggs self-questionnaire. This indicates your psychological preferences; and yes, to my surprise, I am in fact an introvert. There’s a...

Sex, drugs and… Netflix – “narco-soaps” in Mexico and Colombia

Eccentric tales of shady drug bosses and glamorous women assassins are the staple of Mexican and Colombian primetime television. But the latest "narco-soaps" about...

Everyday Sexism with Laura Bates

Polite and softly spoken, Laura Bates seems reserved, almost quiet. But ask her about any of the women’s issues she’s passionate about and Bates...

Making sense of the Black Lives Matter movement

The least disputable measure of a bad week is any seven-day period that requires a body count at the end of it. More common...
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What to expect from Theresa May

The Tory leadership contest has come to a shuddering halt. How a relatively new and completely untested MP could effectively end up going head...

Documentary Review – Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory

With a vacant, expressionless look in his eyes and his head wilted to one side, Henry feels the headphones as they are gently positioned...

The myth of meritocracy – an interview with James Bloodworth

'If you're born into the working-class, you tend to get stuck there, even if you do have the "merit" to escape.' This is the premise...

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