An edited version of below appeared in The Guardian's Comment is Free 06/27. I decided to post the longer version here. Think of this as the first of many posts to come. Maybe even one of those book thingies... "Pakistan is in a leaderless drift four months after elections" concludes Carlotta Gall in the New [...]
Film scholar David Bordwell's blog is about the only thing I read on film and this entry on WKW's two versions for Ashes of Time Days of Being Wild is just awesome read for us fans (of both Wong Kar Wai and David Bordwell). I know, long post. But the end leads to another long [...]
I highly recommend that you go out and watch Tarsem Singh Dhabdwar's The Fall. Think of it as a companion piece to del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth - obsessed with stories, story-tellers and the corrosive realities that surround them both. I was hesitant to go see it, until I read Ebert's interview with Tarsem (worth reading [...]
via BASAS: I wanted to draw your attention to a new annual accademic prize that has been instituted for Humanities and Social Science students studying at a university in Pakistan. The Falak Sufi Memorial Prize has been established to support innovative work on women and gender in South Asia by Pakistani undergraduate and graduate students. [...]
While Hijab-Gate continues to roll across our screens and inboxes, the world was just made safer for terrorist snoopers. Priorities, people! update: Just saw Obama's disappointing statement. Also: First Day of Summer.