Issue I/2020 - Finally!

Finally! (Issue I/2020)




Editorial

Cultural spots

The sulphur baths of Tbilisi

by Fabian Weiss

In Georgia, bathing is more than a mere exercise in cleansing: it is also a social event

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What's different elsewhere

Proud symbolic bird

by Melanie Taylor

About a special animal from Panama

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How I became me

“My youth lay in ruins”

by Diana Berg

The Ukrainian cultural activist Diana Berg talks about her life and how protesting pro-Russian forces marked a turning point in her biography.

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Topic: Ageing

“If something’s not working, it has to be eliminated”

an interview with Ana Maria Cuervo

Research is shining a new light on the ageing processes and finding solutions within our cells. Ana María Cuervo explains what the medicine of the future might look like.

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“Always in a black suit”

by Tino Hanekamp

Sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll: While rock stars struggle to exude youthfulness throughout their lives, Nick Cave’s career is a lesson in ageing with dignity.

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What's different elsewhere

White is the colour of mourning

by Shumona Sinha

The author recounts a custom in her home country India

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Topic: Ageing

“A loss of attractiveness”

an interview with Martha Nussbaum

A conversation about ageing and its consequences with the philosopher.

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A dying Victorian woman

by A. L. Kennedy

My great-grandmother in an oxygen tent, my wild grandfather, our neighbour Miss Dickie: Revisiting the old people of my life.

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“Accustomed to holding power”

an interview with Pankaj Mishra

Some sit in the boss's chair, others in a retirement home: A conversation about the baby boomer generation.

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“I dance in the afternoons”

an interview with Tao Porchon-Lynch

The yoga teacher and competitive ballroom dancer is 101 years old and has a lot of ideas for the future. A conversation.

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The Centenarians of Ikaria

pictures by Andrea Frazzetta

How people age is determined by their genes and by their living conditions. Andrea Frazzetta has photographed centenarians on the Greek island of Ikaria, where a surprisingly large number of people grow very old.

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I think that...

... the state should tighten regulations on big tech

commented by Toby Walsh

Why we should urgently discuss regulating Big Tech companies, a professor for artificial intelligence explains

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Books

Women’s class struggle

by Jagoda Marinic

A duo of new books on feminism: Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya and Nancy Fraser have written a manifesto against predatory capitalism while Kristen R. Ghodsee explores gender relations under socialism.

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“I went into hiding in Hong Kong”

an interview with Lam Wing-kee

The bookseller was imprisoned in China for selling political books. A conversation.

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