Feux et barbecues interdits

7 minutes

An unsettling road trip through the Vosges mountains in autumn

The artist and filmmaker Simon Ketteniss’s film takes the viewer on a kinetic and unsettling tour of the Vosges mountains in eastern France in autumn. Balanced between an elegiac response to what has gone before and a suggestion of an unknown future, the 300 scenes filmed over five days appear in a seamless rhythm, backed by a soundtrack that’s at once magnificently compelling and deeply eerie.

Director: Simon Ketteniss

Video/Childhood & Adolescence

What to make of a Riot Grrrl? A snapshot of feminism and high school in the 1990s

18 minutes

ORIGINAL
Video/Virtual Reality

New realities are imminent: how VR reframes big questions in philosophy

5 minutes

Video/Demography & Migration

Amid massive urbanisation and modernisation, rural Japan persists in idiosyncratic corners

30 minutes

Video/Sports & Games

How Gaelic sports became a cultural binding force in Ireland’s most diverse town

15 minutes

Idea/History

Far-distant days: the past has a dizzying power to ground us

Ben Thomas

Essay/Bioethics

The pig on your plate

That pigs are smart and sensitive is not in doubt. How can we justify continuing to kill them for food?

Barbara J King

Video/Sports & Games

Looking like time travellers from a bygone era, sumo wrestlers gather for a competition

3 minutes

Idea/Stories & Literature

Black stories matter: on the whiteness of children’s books

Andrea Adomako

Essay/Cultures & Languages

Is linguistics a science?

Much of linguistic theory is so abstract and dependent on theoretical apparatus that it might be impossible to explain

Arika Okrent