Topic is the criminally good streaming service from Kino Lorber and First Look Entertainment for thrillers, mysteries, dramas and documentaries from around the world, serving viewers who crave entertainment beyond the mainstream. Whether it’s a Nordic-noir crime thriller (The Killing), an Italian supernatural drama (Christian), or a haunting true crime docu-series from the UK (The Missing Children), Topic expands your view of the world.
Saying no to people, whether personally and professionally, can be difficult. Author and cultural critic Roxane Gay ruminates on the challenges of navigating others’ wants and needs while also staying true to herself and her many gifts.
The future is never far from Cory Doctorow’s mind. Here, the novelist and activist explains how a deep interrogation of computers and computing in fiction writing might help humanity sidestep the worst that technological progress has to offer.
Who gets to call themselves an artist? The term didn’t come naturally to East London native Shantell Martin, who says the idea of living life as an artist was not something she could totally comprehend while growing up.