Yasiin Bey in Nairobi: The Artist is Present

It was close to midnight when burly bodyguards finally led a TMT-capped figure to the club’s backstage area. He was a sort of tall fellow whose long-sleeved shirt hung off his wiry frame. Bodies hungrily pressed forward, necks craned, drinks were held aloft as a chant sprung from the people’s lips: “Ya-siin Bey! Ya-siin Bey!…

Life of…The Hobbit [on] Cloud Atlas: Three Books, Three Films

In my experience, music and film have the ability to alleviate or crystallize unhappiness. While literature, among other wonderful things, has always shown me that I am not the only one who suffers. How comforting. This year I had the great fortune of reading three amazing books. These are Yann Martel’s “Life of Pi”, J.R.R…