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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Anxiety

Religion sometimes appears terrifying because it is anxious about mankind. In 16th-century Elizabethan England, when the Puritans were beginning to infiltrate the body of Protestantism, preachers saw the Devil everywhere: on Sundays, on ordinary days, in clothing, drinks and in enjoyment. Particularly in the theatre.

The playhouses, said John Northbrooke, an empassioned preacher, are where Satan moves speedily. There, he wrote in a pamphlet in 1577, the Devil…

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Monday, December 04, 2017

From Tirang to the Sumbawa Valley

Dressed in a traditional batik shirt, brown pants, and a gray flat cap, Slamet Ambari went on stage to accept his Tempo Film Festival award at the XXI Epicentrum movie theater in Kuningan, South Jakarta, last Monday. Slamet, who played Jadag in the film Turah, was chosen as Tempo’s Best Actor of 2017. "Is this real? My God, I’m grateful to Ifa and Wisnu," he said.