IN THIS WEEK'S ISSUE

  • story 1
    Friday Oct 31

    Ebola’s nasty surprise

    Professor Peter Piot, the Belgian scientist who co-discovered the virus never anticipated that it would cause such a humanitarian crisis

  • story 2
    Thursday Oct 30

    Make no excuse, get a flu shot

    There is a vaccine for everyone — children, the elderly, people with egg allergies and those who fear needles

  • story 3
    Thursday Oct 30

    Scarce burial spaces for Pakistan’s Christians

    The members of the minority community, who are used to being 
looked down on and ill-treated, have now been dealt a final indignity

  • story 4
    Thursday Oct 30

    Iron in her blood

    Horror meets the horrid in Hilary Mantel’s wickedly good collection of short stories

  • story 5
    Thursday Oct 30

    Uncovering India’s rich quilting tradition

    Having met the little-known people behind the many designs that emerge from its cities and villages, Patrick J. Finn weaves a colourful narrative

  • story 6
    Thursday Oct 30

    For JustOne, all the world is a canvas

    Justin McMahon reclaims the public space from the corporates and their mass-consumption propaganda

  • story 7
    Thursday Oct 30

    A spray gun to free Kabul

    Shamsia Hassani paints the streets of the city both to help forget and recall — to erase the painful memories of war and remind women of what it means to shake off the chains of patriarchy

  • story 8
    Thursday Oct 30

    Put under a spell by the market

    Babak Golkar uses consumer goods to produce works that expose the objectives driving the modern economy and geopolitics

  • Thursday Oct 30

    Empathetic eyes

    Jean Sasson’s works on the Middle East free orientalism from a hegemonic and male outlook

  • story 10
    Thursday Oct 30

    Ban doesn’t keep couples together

    Due to legal limbo, tens of thousands in the Philippines are stuck in difficult or dysfunctional marriages