Three walls

26 minutes

Is the office cubicle actually designed to crush your soul?

Over the past several decades, the cubicle has become universal shorthand for an oppressive, soul-crushing work environment where dreams go to die. But why has the cubicle become both so hated and so ubiquitous? With equal doses of deadpan humour and historical insight, the Canadian filmmaker Zaheed Mawani tackles the rise of the cubicle and the matter of why its inventor, the US designer Robert Propst, came to hate its implementation.

Director: Zaheed Mawani

Video/Bioethics

Can we prepare for the ethical issues surrounding future discoveries?

7 minutes

Video/Logic

Western logic has held contradictions as false for centuries. Is that wrong?

6 minutes

Video/Family Life

What family means to the world’s longest-married couple after 88 years together

7 minutes

Essay/History

What Mortimer did

A diplomat in British India blundered a border. The consequences continue to shape world politics

Rafia Zakaria

Idea/Poverty & Development

Girls of the global South can’t fix the world alone

Shenila Khoja-Moolji

Video/Nature & Environment

Humane horse-training means understanding humans as predators and horses as prey

6 minutes

Essay/Religion

Against Muslim unity

Even the pilgrimage to Mecca exposes the myth of a united Islam and the formative power of the wider world

Faisal Devji

Idea/Human Rights

Why is the Iranian government opening the world’s biggest bookstore?

Holly Dagres

Video/Law & Justice

Can video of the police shooting an unarmed civilian ever be viewed objectively?

30 minutes