Comedy in the Chaos: humour & connection in the midst of the storm

A couple of weeks ago I went to see the German film Toni Erdmann. It runs for two hours and 42 minutes and as a foreign language movie, billed as a comedy, I wondered beforehand if it might end up feeling like a long watch. But it had good reviews and I was keen to … Continue reading Comedy in the Chaos: humour & connection in the midst of the storm

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Responding to The Age of Anger: at the LSE and on the bus

"Give it time...re-build trust". This was part of Pankaj Mishra's response to a member of the audience on Tuesday night when asked what we can do to stem the global tide of hatred and nationalism. Mishra had been talking with journalist Nesrine Malik at one of the early events of the LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival about his … Continue reading Responding to The Age of Anger: at the LSE and on the bus