Dara: A Magnificent Production of False Binaries
Notwithstanding the flawless and beautiful production, Dara has helped to perpetuate the orientalist stereotype that orthodox Islam is antithetical to moral virtue
As the play...
Tidal: Music Revolution or Regression?
Jay-Z has claimed that Tidal will revolutionise the music industry but the reality is far less exciting
In the promotional video for Tidal, rapper Jay-Z proclaims, “Change...
The Climate Crisis: A Civilisational Wake-Up Call
Climate change is changing everything and time is not on our side
Today, carbon dioxide molecules make up approximately 400 parts per million. This notorious greenhouse...
Laura van den Berg: Finding the Writer In Me
The Platform speaks to Find Me author Laura van den Berg about her debut novel, what it means to be lonely and what it takes to break out of monotony
Laura van den Berg...
The Ordinariness of Violence and the Stories of Formers
The stories of those formerly involved in violent extremism must be told in order for us to understand and reverse the potential for brutality
A beautiful man, or a cold-blooded...
My Lent Experiment: Saying “No” to Sugar
Excessive consumption of sugar can be stopped, willfully
During February of last year, I found myself in the midst of positively unwelcome nutritional advice. The nation...
Uyghurs, Prisoners of the Absurd: The Absurd Resilience of Compassion
Filmmaker Patricio Henriquez constructs a crushing yet compassionate documentary on an oppression faced by an already persecuted and globally neglected community
It is perhaps...