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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”.

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.

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.

Where They Lived: the Home of an Artist

From the surrealism that Dalí transposed onto a small Spanish fishing village, to the vibrancy of a Marrakech villa and garden that worked its way into Yves Saint Laurent’s collections, here are five homes that hold a very special place in the heart of their locale and the artist who created them.

MIFF: Films That Take You Places

Lindsay gives you twelve transporting films from this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) program and a step inside the places they’ll take you.

Welcome to the Jungle: A View of the Los Angeles Art Scene

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 Southern California to Michigan to LA, Brit Bennett Writes Her Debut Novel ‘The Mothers’

Brit Bennett speaks about growing up in Southern California, writing her debut novel “The Mothers” from coffee shops in LA, and her desire for “mobile happiness,” where she can be happy living anywhere.

Review / USA

“I can’t always work out whether I am in a dark jazz club in Manhattan’s Lower East Side or dancing in Copacabana.”

Olivia Dennis on Eliane Elias’s Dance of Time

Hair Styles and Leopard Print Cross Geographical Borders

Photographer Émilie Régnier explores the relationship between Africa and the West, celebrity and the everyday person, as she captures women in Côte d’Ivoire beauty salons and people across borders fashioned in leopard print.

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.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico

With exhibitions currently touring worldwide, Imogen Eveson revisits “the tail of the end of the earth,” the landscape that became the muse of one of America’s greatest artists of the 20th century.

Working as a Literary Agent in New York—a City Where Books Live and Breathe

Novelist Anna Snoekstra turns the tables on her literary agent, MacKenzie Fraser-Bub, to discover the city’s literary highlights, what she’s looking for in a manuscript, and the hidden parks where one can find a little solitude.