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Lindsay Issue No. 2

In Issue No. 2 we meet Japanese Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto in London, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson at the Johnson Space Center, and Croatian painter Stipe Nobilo in his home and studio on the island of Korčula.

Zadie Smith Takes Us to an ‘Ungentrifiable’ North West London

In this review of Zadie Smith’s narrative and experimental novel ‘NW,’ Olivia Dennis introduces us to four thirty-somethings born of their location—a diverse and divided district of London.

Welcome to the Jungle: A View of the Los Angeles Art Scene

Curator Annika Kristensen gives us a drive-by tour of LA’s up-and-coming art scene. Through visits to The Broad, 356 Mission, Chinatown and beyond, Annika attempts to make sense of this city built on clichés; a city once described by Jack Kerouac, and later immortalised by the Guns N’ Roses, as a “jungle.”

Sticky Rice with Mango

Nartchanok Jansri McHaffie shares her recipe for Thailand’s famed summer sweet.

Singapore’s Everyday Charm

After visiting relatives for over 35 years, textile designer Elizabeth Yong reflects on the ordinary moments that attracted her to an otherwise glossy city: the food, the weather, the greenery.

Book Review / France

“We are made of all the places we’ve loved, or of all the places where we’ve changed.”

Lauren Elkin, Flâneuse

At Home… Inside Two Family Dwellings in Tangxia

In our newest ‘At Home’ feature, Rita Liao meets her “Great Uncle” and “Uncle” in rural China, where the line between public and private space is blurred and every object holds a story.

The Baby Carrier: a Child’s First Country

Marita Davies explores the evolution of baby carriers around the globe, from Papua New Guinea’s bilum to Borneo’s gendongan, these pioneering designs symbolise the places we call home.

The Art of Capturing Taiwan; the Craft of Translating It

Anna Snoekstra speaks with author Wu Ming-Yi and his translator Darryl Sterk about language, Taiwan’s history and the translation of Ming-Yi’s latest novel “The Stolen Bicycle.”

Editorial / Malaysia

“We filled small plastic packets with sweets, melon seeds and preserved plums, limes and ginger, and sealed these by candle.”

Koh Yeuan Tyng on growing up in a Kuala Lumpur shophouse

Events

Lindsay presents a preview screening of Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda at ACMI

Join us at ACMI for Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, the acclaimed documentary that offers glimpse into the creative process of one of the most important artists of our time. This screening will be followed by a Q&A between Lindsay’s editor Beth Wilkinson and Lindsay’s film writer Max Hayward on the prolific career of this Oscar-winning composer.

Tuesday 20 November, 7pm
ACMI
Melbourne, Australia

Current Issue

Lindsay Issue No. 2

In Issue No. 2 we meet Japanese Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto in London, NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson at the Johnson Space Center, and Croatian painter Stipe Nobilo in his home and studio on the island of Korčula.

New York’s Many Faces

Working as a Literary Agent in New York—a City Where Books Live and Breathe

Novelist Anna Snoekstra turns the tables on her literary agent, MacKenzie Fraser-Bub, to discover the city’s literary highlights, what she’s looking for in a manuscript, and the hidden parks where one can find a little solitude.

The Short Stories of Another New York: An Interview with Jenny Zhang

Her short stories captured the attention of Lena Dunham, and then readers worldwide. Jenny Zhang speaks to Shu-Ling Chua about writing ‘Sour Heart’, her relationship with New York and Shanghai, and how she’s needed to carve her own path.

How Jews Resisted a Baking Ban; the History of the Bagel

Marta Skrabacz looks back over the story of the bagel: from its 500 years of Polish-Jewish history to its journey from Krakow to Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Joan Didion: Living and Writing Between L.A. and New York City

As a documentary on one of America’s most prolific writers makes its way to the big screen, Heidi Harrington-Johnson reflects on the life of Joan Didion—a woman who lived in, understood, and eloquently wrote about two of America’s most revered cities.

Harlem: New York’s Centre for Black Thought and Creativity

For journalist and documentary filmmaker Santilla Chingaipe, the pulse of New York City lies in Harlem: a black mecca home to the legendary Apollo Theater, Studio Museum in Harlem and some of the best African American cuisine on the island.

Music Review / Brazil

“I can’t always work out whether I am in a dark jazz club in Manhattan’s Lower East Side or dancing in Copacabana.”

Olivia Dennis on Eliane Elias’s Dance of Time