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Celebrating the importance of culture and place

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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.

‘Cold War’: Poland’s Grey, Electric Love Story

Set in Poland’s rural villages and rain-soaked cities during the first years of the Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski lights up the screen in this sweeping black-and-white film that captures the aching and energy that comes from first love.

Morocco: a Land of Vibrant Fragments

Barcelona based duo—photographer Olga de la Iglesia and writer Vincenzo Angileri—weave together a colourful and narrative autobiography of Morocco.

Book Review / Brazil

“In her isolated plain beyond all knowledge, Lispector delicately and vulnerably exposes our beautiful, tragic world for exactly that: its beauty and its tragedy.”

Olivia Dennis on Clarice Lispector’s The Hour of the Star

Merry Meghli

As the festive season bears near, we share a traditional Lebanese Christmas sweet: a simple pudding brought to life with Middle Eastern spices and a mosaic of nuts.

‘Breathless’ (À Bout de Souffle): Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave Ode to Youth

Considered one of the films that kick-started the French New Wave (Nouvelle Vague), Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Breathless’ is a rule-breaking tribute to youthfulness, recklessness and gangster movies. Max Hayward escorts us through this black and white 60s Parisian maze.

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.

Building Culture… in Tangier

Florencia Lucila documents the endless sea of Tangier’s mud brick buildings bathed in pastel-coloured paints marked by time.

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

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.

Editor’s Picks

Luca Guadagnino on His Tender New Film ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Olivia Dennis speaks to Italian director Luca Guadagnino about his latest film that has received early Oscar predictions, his collaboration with Sufjan Stevens, filming in northern Italy and why “all the world loves lovers.”

In the Heat and the Haze: Marguerite Duras’s Love Affair

The real life affair of writer Marguerite Duras in 1930s French Indochina (former Vietnam) challenged gender, social and racial stereotypes. Nearly a century later, Rachel Wilson revisits this transgressive yet ever-intoxicating relationship in Duras’s award-winning novel “The Lover.”

Freikörperkultur Lake Swimming

Olivia Dennis shares the infectious freedom that comes from being an unnoticed naked body in one of Berlin’s approximate 80 lakes and recommends her favourite spots to enjoy this local pastime.

Building Culture… in George Town

Sarah Pannell takes us to the UNESCO World Heritage Zone of Penang’s second largest city, where old-world Asian charm meets a British colonial influence in rows of eclectic urban architecture.

Antwerp’s Piots

From Antwerp’s old town, Konditori bakery makes miniature versions of an ancient Belgium bread that’s undergone a charming transformation.

Book Review / Japan

“Ozeki’s portrait of a modern country tightly threaded with the past leaves us not with concrete explanations but a feeling for the country’s delicate ambiguity.”

Katherine Brabon on Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being