In this 2017 New Yorker article, George Prochnik discusses The World of Yesterday, a biography of Austrian emigré writer Stefan Zweig. Zweig fled Hitler’s Austria in the late 1930s, first to England, then the US, and finally Brazil in 1941. His writing analysed how the use of propaganda during the First World War deadened sensibilities.
This artist and saxophonist’s epic 12-album suite Coin Coin
(2011– ongoing) fuses free improv, folk spirituals and psychic and cosmic ephemera. Unified by archival and personal research into legacies of the American slave trade, it is an utterly unique form of history-making. You can also read her recent letter
written in wake of the killing of George Floyd.
In this interview, Zoé Samudzi prioritises meeting the material needs of communities by organising outside of the state rather than establishing a unifying post-revolutionary theory.
Today is the last day of the Antiuniversity Festival 2020 programme, with a packed schedule from 12pm BST. Antiuniversity enables a year-round programme of self-organised alternative education events, counter to the fee-paying education system.
Our friends at DocSociety have just launched this fund to support British film producers who were working on independently-financed documentary features before the pandemic. A total of £200,000 is available, with grants for up to a maximum of £15,000 for projects that were either in the process of being filmed or late pre-production before lockdown.
Track of the Day
Here comes the story of the Hurricane
The man the authorities came to blame
For somethin’ that he never done
Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been
The champion of the world