Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are
Our interest in food shows no signs of waning This is obvious from the proliferation of books programmes films and series on the subject and chefs being treated as celebrities This phenomenon of gastrolatry reflects the profound changes that are shaping a new world food order
Eka Kurniawan: “It would be great to live around people who read literature from across the world”
Since the publication of his first novel Beauty Is a Wound in 2002 Indonesian writer Eka Kurniawan has made himself a name internationally Drawing on the myths and beliefs of his country while combining earthliness and poetry magic and realism his short stories have been translated into more than thirty languages
Art market goes crypto with NFTs
Over recent years several recordbreaking sales have established nonfongible tokens NFTs as the new black in the world of art These secure authenticated digital certificates allow the acquisition of virtual art which means new income opportunities for artists and a greater interest in digital art among museums But are we really witnessing a revolution or a speculative bubble about to burst
Ethical fashion: A rising trend or empty rhetoric?
Driven by the awareness of a growing number of consumers the fashion industry is trying with varying degrees of sincerity to be more virtuous and more sustainable But in spite of initiatives to improve recycling promote exchanges and the range of rental options on offer progress to make this highly polluting sector go green remains modest