Guernica has a nice interview with Ursula Le Guin by Alexandra Chee: “Ursula K. Le Guin answers some questions about war, witches, realism and teaching herself to write as a woman.”
Author Jeannette Ng translates “The Ballad of Mulan” from memory and on the fly with notes and commentary! “Last night I saw the summons, the Khan is counting all his soldiers.The summons fill ten & two rolls, every roll with my father’s name.My father has no elder sons, […]
Jet Li’s Chang Mo-Kei has been struck by the Jinx Palm, blocking his chi, destroying his ability to perform kung fu and causing him to need constant infusions of chi from Taoist priest Chang San-Fung (Sammo Hung). But Chang can only be cured by a massive infusion of […]
Mubi has a collection of film posters designed by Eva Švankmajerová, Surrealist painter, writer and filmmaker. Learn more about Eva Švankmajerová with an posthumous interview with Gwendolyn Albert, the translator of her novel, Baradla Cave.
At Chhotahazri, Trisha Gupta considers why people resist subtitled films. “I see subtitles as giving me access to a world I wouldn’t otherwise enter – but like a polite, well-spoken guide, providing commentary unobtrusively, not drowning out the voices of the locals.” (via @bethlovesbolly)
“[T]he Reflectance Transformation Imaging System, which uses a combination of 76 separate photographic lights and computer processing to capture every groove and notch on the surface of the clay tablets.” Dr. Jacob Dahl, director of the Ancient World Research Cluster, and a team of researchers capture images of […]