Little Atoms weekly roundup (the brilliant friend edition)

It's Friday, it's not that sunny anymore, but we've all optimistically come to work in our finest Birkestocks and flip flops anyway. So stay inside and catch-up with what we've been churning out this week 

Art & Design
World

Elena Ferrante versus Italy

How the novelist's global success has rattled Italy's stale, male establishment

Society
World
Words

Interview: Christopher Bollen

The author dicusses his highly anticipated new novel Orient

Podcast

Charlie Hebdo: you know nothing, Garry Trudeau

The disastrous wrongness of the Doonesbury creator's comments

Art & Design
Science
Society
World

Twitter's war on ISIS

Revealed: The secret battle to contain the Islamic State's social media propaganda

World

The brave journalist who inspired Jon Stewart's new film

Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari was imprisoned by the regime in 2009. Now he is being portrayed by Gael García Bernal in new feature Rosewater

Film & Music
World

A positive manifesto for improving mental health treatment

Mental health should be at the top of the agenda across the political spectrum

Society
Words

How freely can you speak at a literary festival in China?

The Beijing Bookworm literary festival offers a chance to explore the limits to criticism in the People's Republic

World

From the archive: letter from Istanbul

Censorship and repression have contributed to an air of resignation and dread for many in Turkey

World

Support Resonance FM, with Stewart Lee, Daniel Kitson and Little Atoms

The world's greatest radio statio has four fun-packed fundraisers coming up in the next few weeks

Player

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