Alternative Entertainment

Fierce Female Superheroes Take On Ethiopia's Biggest Problems In 'Tibeb Girls'

Africa's biggest social issues and taboos are no match for these girls. A revolutionary new cartoon series called Tibeb Girls features a group of three young superheroes, w...

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TV Show Triggers Chinese Virginity Debate

"He asked me whether I am a virgin," says Qiu Yingying, bursting into tears.
She has just found out her relationship with boyfriend Ying Qin is over, after he found ou...

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A Fashion Party Working Through Trauma

Sophia Wang emerges from the side of the runway crawling on all fours. With her dark hair creepily combed over her face, her body is completely obscured by a draped, black ...

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How A Porn King Saved His Bob Dylan Rock-Doc Masterpiece

It’s 2050. The Arctic Circle, Earth’s once-pristine white snowcap, is now green. Its melting snowdrifts have been replaced with an irrepressible moss. Just sout...

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Martin Scorsese Doesn't Have The Answer To Life's Meaning

It's telling, perhaps damning, that a Martin Scorsese film now feels like an audacity. With tentpole movies reliably and surgically extracting billions from the box office,...

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'Unbreakable': Learning From Kimmy's Relentless Optimism In The Face Of Dark Reality

It is perhaps unsurprising that Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess, two solar flares of comedic and ultraviolet joy as Kimmy Schmidt and Titus Andromedon on Netflix’s Un...

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Chris Cornell & The Grunge Gods Gone To Soon

Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell died unexpectedly at age 52. Here, The Daily Beast remembers him and other grunge-rock icons. Chris Cornell is undisputedl...

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'Augustown', A Novel Of The Sacred & The Profane In Jamaica

The richness and heft that is lost in the making of official accounts of the world is one of Miller’s favorite themes. Another of his poems speculates that a law the ...

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How Jimi Hendrix Set Black Artistes Stone Free

“I get a kick out of playing. It’s the best part of this whole thing, and recording too. I wrote a song called ‘I Don’t Live Today,’ and we go...

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Artist Michal Cole Says His Work Is 'Silent Embroidered Scream' Against Global Patriarchy

UK-based Israeli artist Michal Cole says work is ‘silent embroidered scream’ against global patriarchy Few items symbolise masculine pomp and power quite like a...

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The State - Unflinching Drama on the IS death cult.

Somehow, we all agree to have squandered our hours away facebooking, but some people ...

September 18 2017

The Price we pay for ‘The Love of Chocolate’

Reporters have travelled across Ivory Coast where the main cocoa plantation business ...

September 18 2017

Om Shanti Om – What do the Millennials Say?

Youth not so inclined to bhajans and spiritual songs has been a problem for ages. But...

September 18 2017