As a documentary on one of America’s most prolific writers makes its way to the big screen, Heidi Harrington-Johnson reflects on the life of Joan Didion—a woman who lived in, understood, and eloquently wrote about two of America’s most revered cities.
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.
Curator Annika Kristensen gives us a drive-by tour of LA’s up-and-coming art scene. Through visits to The Broad, 356 Mission, Chinatown and beyond, Annika attempts to make sense of this city built on clichés; a city once described by Jack Kerouac, and later immortalised by the Guns N’ Roses, as a “jungle.”
From its time under French rule to its period occupied by Nazi Germany, Martina Hoffmann looks into the complex history that contributes to the threat of Luxembourgish (Lëtzebuergesch) language, and the strategies in place to keep it alive.
Eugenia Flynn explains how her culture played out in the kitchen, pantry and on the plate when she was growing up. From Bluchung (a potent condiment consisting of chilli, shrimp paste and aromatics) to Numus (white fish pickled in lemon juice), her stories speak of how food so intimately connects us to our culture, past and home.
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.