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    Literature as ideological apparatus: re-reading The Great Gatsby

    Raihan Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on September 15, 2019

    F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby (1925), considered as his magnum opus, tells the story of the glaring hollowness that underlies the ‘American Dream’....

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    Rashomon and the post-truth world

    Raihan Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on August 25, 2019

    Akira Kurusowa’s Rashomon (1950) deals with the idea of truth - from different perspectives centring on the murder of a samurai warrior - even before...

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    Challenges of art in city of turmoil

    Akramul Momen | Updated at 12:00am on August 11, 2019

    To mark the first founding anniversary, Daag Art Station has organised an eight-day long art exhibition at the Ali Ahmed Chunka Auditorium in Narayanganj. Returning...

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    Us and them: after all we’re our only enemies

    Ishtiaque Foysol | Updated at 12:00am on August 04, 2019

    Us is a 2019 mystery-thriller movie directed by Jordan Peele. When everything from earth to heaven will fail to answer the questions, console the sufferings;...

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    Delhi Crime: based on true events

    Fahmida Mehreen | Updated at 12:00am on July 28, 2019

    Netflix original series Delhi Crimes (2019) depicts the Delhi gang-rape incident of 2012 from the law enforcement perspective. The chronology of the events and the...

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    Charulata to fourth industrial revolution era: cultural changes

    Sakib Rahman Siddique Shuvo | Updated at 12:00am on July 07, 2019

    Charulata is one of the masterpieces of Satyajit Ray. Ray’s wonderful making of the film creates the need in the audience to not only think...

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    Her: in search of love and purpose

    Arafat-Al-Yeasin | Updated at 12:00am on June 30, 2019

    On the fabric of artificial intelligence, director Spike Jonze sketches the story of ‘Her’ (2013). Theodore, the protagonist and a professional letter writer, longs for...

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    Norwegian Wood: one bright book of life

    Muhammad kamruzzamann | Updated at 12:00am on June 23, 2019

    Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood (1987) is set in Tokyo of 1960, when like many other countries, students there were protesting at the established order of...

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    Reading Noah Harari: thoughts of a 21st century wanderer

    Ishtiaque Foysol | Updated at 12:00am on June 16, 2019

    Yuval Noah Harari is a history professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Two of Harari’s best sellers — Sapiens (2014) and 21 Lessons for...

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    Magpie Murders: story within story

    Fahmida Mehreen | Updated at 12:00am on June 09, 2019

    Magpie Murders (2016) is a delight for classic murder mystery lovers like those who love Sherlock Holmes stories or Agatha Christie creations. The satisfaction of...