March 24, 2019

‘There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest— whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nin...

March 2, 2019

Dr. Maxwell Boykoff is the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, which is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. His work, focusing in cultural politics and environmen...

February 10, 2019

“You don’t have to school strike, it’s your own choice. But why should we be studying for a future that soon may be no more? This is more important than school, I think.” – Greta Thunberg

This Friday, the United Kingdom’s youth is taking to the streets. Following the st...

November 30, 2018

‘Let’s make a pact, become something real’. With a whole religious, social, political and moral order positioned against homosexuality, Kena and Ziki will be in a rather difficult position to keep their promise. Set in Kenya’s contemporary Nairobi, Rafiki (meaning “fri...

October 1, 2018

Didn’t you hear it? The planet’s ominous cry? A summer raided by record fires, heat waves and floods. Didn’t you sense a certain anxiety? A summer in which the pleasures of beach volley and late-night parties were partly darkened with a guilty feeling that our future p...

March 19, 2018

‘The more immune you are to human suffering… That is very, very dangerous

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War I. This number is yet to decrease...

October 12, 2017

From an article on ‘Gaiety George’, successful shows that ran at the Strand’s Gaiety theatre during the 1890s and 1900s and its female stars, to the ‘Victorian Lives revealed’, highlighting neglected personalities from King’s Staff such as Dame Fawcett, who taught in t...

August 15, 2017

“Art for Art’s sake”, insisted the French poet Théophile Gautier in the early 19th century. This is an attractive notion, but is it that simple? While the notion of art as a purposeless activity is widely accepted, there will always seem to be, explicitly or implicitly...

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