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  • 9 years ago

    Forro in the Dark are finally ready to take their rambunctious Wednesday night festa out of the Alphabet City fringes with their debut album, Bonfires of São João. The crack squad of sidemen, led by percussionist Mauro Refosco, seem ...

  • 9 years ago

    It's been more than 10 years since Mano Negra broke up, but the blood of that Clash-inflected Euro-rock band still pumps through former frontman Manu Chao's veins. Wielding an orange Gretsch guitar (which a fan recognized as the very one he played...

  • 10 years ago

    "Isn't that a bit like a Catholic marrying a Protestant back where I'm from?" asks the Irish officer at the Canadian office as Amitava Kumar, a Hindu writer from India, and his soon-to-be wife, Mona, a Pakistani Muslim, submit their marriage appli...

  • 11 years ago

    In The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature editor-writer Amit Chaudhuri makes a couple of significant assertions: First, contrary to Western perception, Indian writing extends far beyond the recent spate of Western-style writers. And second, ...

  • 11 years ago

    "I must lose that vanity. I must understand that big countries grow or shrink according to the play of internal forces that are beyond the control of any one man." Those thoughts, pondered by the protagonist of Magic Seeds after his failure at rev...

  • 11 years ago

    If you believed Suketu Mehta, you'd think that Bombay, India's most populous—and popular—city, was a festering swamp of crime, squalor, lust, corruption, police brutality, Bollywoodmania, abject penury, and extreme affluence, all coexist...

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