The annual Miss Tiffany’s Universe Pageant is a celebration of the nation’s ‘trans’ population and works to promote human rights and fight discrimination. Read at the South China Morning Post.
From animal masturbation to celebrity encounters to an examination of societal sexual expectations, anthropologist Sarah Forbes’ book is a juicy read from cover to cover. Read the review at the South China Morning Post.
The story begins with an African beggar called Brenda. Future education activist Chantelle Baxter came across Brenda on a West Africa research trip in 2010.
“When I met her, she’d been on the streets for two days. Spat on, kicked, abused. Shoved out of the way. Why? Because she was a girl who dared to ask for the opportunity to go to school,” says Melbourne-based Baxter, 31.
Jack Devereux was shot in the head in Hong Kong by the invading Japanese army but lived; meanwhile, his wife, son and mother-in-law sought an ancient refuge in the Burmese jungle. Incredibly, it’s all true
Read at the South China Morning Post
Emily Voigt’s quest to understand the ‘morbid, destructive’ allure of a fish that can change hands for US$150,000 a time took her to 15 countries and resulted in a book that’s part true-crime yarn and part pop-science explainer. Read at the South China Morning Post.
Theatre expert Tim Fitzpatrick has done his research and discovered London’s Globe is just a tad bigger than it should be.