A Tale of 2 Tel Avivs

By Rory Winston There is that third Israel – neither the ancient nor the contemporary, neither that which is draped in state-of-the-art technology nor the one festooned to relic; it is an Israel still found in the White City, one that harkens not to antiquity but the time when many of our own European forefathers…

Under the Radar Overachievers

  The International Film Festival of Manhattan Celebrates Philippine Cinema By Rory Winston Although, lately, the vast majority of I-told-you-so’s have been usurped by politics, exploited by pundits, and justifiably ascribed to those whose proclivity for pessimism has found its match in the run-up to the general elections, there are still a few self-congratulatory moments…

Stew to Perfection

By Rory Winston   Whether Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye or the recently departed legend Prince, many an icon has suffered at the hands of an abusive father, their respective relationships having left a distinct mark on both their lives and their creative output. Another artist who could easily lay claim to a similar set of…

Make Way for the Calendar Woman

Annie Leibovitz reinvents the Calendar Girl in a feminist tour de force By Rory Winston “Photographs shock insofar as they show something novel,” commented Susan Sontag while also coming to the conclusion that ‘capitalist society requires a culture based on images in order to stimulate buying while anaesthetising the injuries of class, race and sex.’…