Feb 21, 2024 Last Updated 10:11 PM, Feb 20, 2024

Arts

Battle royal

Challenge to political parody on Indonesian television.

Reviews - Marrying up in Bali

Review: Tarian bumi is the story of four generations of Balinese women

Wisanggeni, Ned Kelly, and Tommy

A new novel explores the ambiguous role of the outlaw in today's Indonesia

Remembering Sam Kapissa

He was a wood carver, musician, and mover and shaker for the arts on Biak

The bronze Asmat warrior

Contemporary art in Papua is about new and contested identities

Merdeka!

Prajurit jaga malam

Revolution of hope

Independent films are young, free and radical

Theatre blossoms

A sampling of performances in Java

Two Visionaries Of Indonesian Theatre

Two directors resided in an intercultural realm

Puppeteers on wheels

An innovative shadow puppet show combats post-traumatic stress disorder in Bali

Women's voices in the arts

Women’s movement activists and artists unite

NGO theatre in the post New Order

Collaboration between artists and activists is producing new initiatives

Moving beyond ignorance

Cultural engagement is yet to reach its full potential

The struggle over history

Pramoedya Ananta Toer questions the dominant understanding of Indonesia’s historical path

17 August 1945

The revolution begun in 1945 must be completed

Dangdut trendy

Is it techno? Is it traditional? No, it’s techno hybrid ethnic house music

Hidden treasures

Preserving the literary past

Singing for life

Music is still a potent source of cultural resistance in West Papua

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Essay: Local tradition in a global religious community in modern day Java

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Ghosts and spirits often come up in conversation but attitudes are changing

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Feb 08, 2024 - MARINA WELKER

Netflix’s series Gadis Kretek (Cigarette Girl) romanticises an industry that kills around 290,000 Indonesians each year

Book review: I am that unicorn

Feb 06, 2024 - HELEN PAUSACKER

Essay: A movement to remember

Feb 01, 2024 - GHINA TSABITAH

This essay is the first in a new series featuring the writing of and edited by young people.

Obituary: Soni Farid Maulana (1962-2022)

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