With specific praise for, In the Mood for Love, Austin Taylor discusses three of his favourite films by Hong Kong director Wong Kar-Wai
Hong Kong News Outlet Closes Following Police Raid
Stand DOWN: Police Close Hong Kong News Outlet After Raid Austin Taylor covers the recent violence in Hong Kong where local news outlet, Stand News, has been closed and editors arrested after police conducted a raid. What does mean for Hong Kong in the coming years and what should we be keeping an eye on? […]
Draconian COVID regulations in Hong Kong
Draconian COVID Regulations in Hong Kong Austin Taylor covers how a strict COVID crackdown in Hong Kong affects travellers & residents. Generally, Asian countries have taken much tougher stances on COVID-19 than their Western counterparts. This is especially so in Hong Kong, where any travellers who are actually eligible to enter the territory are required […]
Franz Kafka’s documents published online
Austin Taylor explores how a newly published collection of Franz Kafka’s documents can expand our knowledge of the author’s life.
Exeter’s Architectural Histories
Austin Taylor explores Exeter’s rich architectural histories, from its Roman roots to its Georgian splendour
Banned Books Week
Austin Taylor discusses Banned Books Week and the issues of literary censorship
Four Literary Podcasts for Book Lovers
Austin Taylor recommends podcasts that every fan of literature should be listening to.
Mental Illness and Art
Austin Taylor discusses the link between art and mental health, and looks at the potentially harmful motif of the ‘tortured artist’.
Book Recommendation – ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God’ by Zora Neale Hurston
Austin Taylor reviews and recommends Zora Neale Hurston’s famous novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.