The latest miniseries from HBO beautifully captures Soviet aesthetics, but is lacking elsewhere. A Belarusian writer suggests that “Chernobyl” fails to portray the complex nuances of language in a society enslaved by totalitarianism.
Punta de Rieles is home to around 600 prisoners, 38 small businesses and a thriving inmate community. It also has some of South America’s lowest recidivism rates.
We take our memory, free will and rational thinking for granted, but perhaps this is simply just another cognitive bias of the human mind?
From his characters’ motives to the author’s own literary playfulness, a writer explores the universal appeal of freedom in the work of Edward St Aubyn.
In modern European and American societies, we are encouraged to celebrate our individual liberty. But, paradoxically, sometimes freedom can paralyse our minds.
From Daedalus to Alcatraz, prison escapes have a long (and often romanticized) history.