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The Story of America Told Through the Words of James Baldwin

Max Hayward draws our attention to past and present race relations in America through the powerful and poetic words of civil rights activist and writer James Baldwin in the essayistic documentary “I Am Not Your Negro”.

The Art of Capturing Taiwan; the Craft of Translating It

Anna Snoekstra speaks with author Wu Ming-Yi and his translator Darryl Sterk about language, Taiwan’s history and the translation of Ming-Yi’s latest novel “The Stolen Bicycle.”

Review / Germany

“Everything, from Christiane’s favourite East German pickles to Alexander’s t-shirts to the statues of political figures throughout Berlin, must one day change.”

Max Hayward on Good Bye, Lenin!

From Nigeria to London; Real Life Stories to Plays

Nigerian-British playwright, performer and poet Inua Ellams speaks with Beth Wilkinson about the influence of hip hop, the timeliness of his work in a Brexit/Trump era and translating his own experiences with race, religion and immigration into his performances.

How Jews Resisted a Baking Ban; the History of the Bagel

Marta Skrabacz looks back over the story of the bagel: from its 500 years of Polish-Jewish history to its journey from Krakow to Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Ostro’s Potato Gnocchi with a Winter Tomato Sauce

As her much-awaited debut cookbook hits the stands, we share one of Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s recipes that draws on her time making pasta on the Italian coast.

The Romance of Porto’s Old Accidental Beauty

Olga Kotnowska walks us through the curving alleyways of old Porto, where a tapestry of coloured tiles creates a pathway through a city aged by time, stories and the wash of the Atlantic Ocean.

Beci Orpin Discovers a Community of Independent Retailers in Portland

Melbourne maker and artist Beci Orpin shares her favourite local stores in amongst a flourishing independent retail scene in Portland, Oregon.

The Magic of Mexico City’s Underground Metro

Along with five million other daily commuters, Molly McLaughlin takes a ride on Mexico City’s metro, where creativity and organised chaos shine.

Interview / Japan

Mastering Hiroshima-style Okonomiyaki with Fumio Tanga

Fumio Tanga is back in Melbourne for round two of Broad Island Shokudo, sharing his sought-after Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki from 23 September — 2 October.

Editor’s Picks

Harlem: New York’s Centre for Black Thought and Creativity

For journalist and documentary filmmaker Santilla Chingaipe, the pulse of New York City lies in Harlem: a black mecca home to the legendary Apollo Theater, Studio Museum in Harlem and some of the best African American cuisine on the island.

Yarrenyty Arltere Artists Keep Australia’s Heart Beating

Amidst the dry red desert in the centre of Australia, Beth Wilkinson meets a group of Arrernte, Luritja and Walpiri artists who are healing, connecting and sharing stories, one brightly-embroidered soft sculpture at a time.

In the Heat and the Haze: Marguerite Duras’s Love Affair

The real life affair of writer Marguerite Duras in 1930s French Indochina (former Vietnam) challenged gender, social and racial stereotypes. Nearly a century later, Rachel Wilson revisits this transgressive yet ever-intoxicating relationship in Duras’s award-winning novel “The Lover.”

Troy Ngo’s Grilled Pineapple Salad

Troy Ngo, owner and chef at Nữ Eatery, shares a fresh and colourful recipe built on the seasonal ingredients found at Hội An’s local market.

Caught on Film: Max Lieberman Documents a Colourful Jabalpur

For our second instalment of Caught on Film, Max Lieberman takes us to the vibrant beating heart of India: Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Eight years of documenting everyday life culminates in an ongoing series of intimate and honest images of locals, rituals and pastel-coloured homes.

Essay / Kiribati

“The canoe is part of who the Kiribati people are—it is their culture, their respect for the ocean and their family member all encompassed into one structure.”

Marita Davies in Te Wa, Kiribati’s Way to the Water