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· August, 2011

Stories about Arts & Culture from August, 2011

Russia: Why We Are Leaving Our Country Behind

Recent months have seen a new spin on the topic of emigration that seems to be ever-present in the Russian online space. Several powerful blog posts written by people from...

Nepal: Live Tweeting Miss Nepal Contest

As the 17th edition of of Miss Nepal 2011 beauty pageant took place in Kathmandu this afternoon, many Nepali Tweeps resorted to the hashtag #MissNepal2011 to live tweet the event,...

Bangladesh: Coming Home For Eid

Eid is the biggest religious festival in the Muslim majority country Bangladesh, and a key part of the celebration is going home to celebrate with family in distant places. Bijoy...

Brazil: Blogging on Poetry

The Brazilian professor Nelson Souzza, on his blog Literatura & Linguagens (Literature and Languages) [pt], writes literary and historic analyses of lusophone poetry, with a focus on famous Portuguese and...

Vietnam Puppetry Theatre

Ma, Water, and Puppets is a blog that celebrates Vietnam Puppetry Theatre

Cuba: Legendary Sculptor Dies

Michael Pancier pays tribute to “an icon in the history of Cuban artists, Tony Lopez”, who passed away yesterday at the age of 92.

Kenya: Local Webcomics

Kenyan Guru writes a post about Kenyan webcomics: “With the number of people finally discovering the power of blogger,there has been a rise in the number of blogs that are...

Japan: Tofugu's favorite YouTube vloggers

The Tofugu site shares their favorite Japanese/English YouTube vloggers, saying “there is definitely a rising J-vlogging scene“.

South Korea: Pop Music Censorship Meets with Strong Opposition

More than 2,600 South Korean pop songs have been censored in the past two years for their "hazardous" lyrics. One entertainment agency, however, filed a lawsuit against the government that...

Puerto Rico: New Cultural Magazine

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Communications of the Universidad Metropolitana (Umet) has launched Revista Cruce [es] focused on contemporary sociocultural critique.

Puerto Rico: Noticel and Puerto Rico Indie

The online news site Noticel has started a collaboration with the alternative music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es].

China and Britain: how do they compare?

A British who has settled in China recounts his observations about the differences between the daily life in China and Britain, and how Britain has changed since he last visited...

Paraguay: Images of a Weekend in Iturbe

Cazador de Instantes posts a photo essay of a weekend in Iturbe, Paraguay.

Turkmenistan: A veteran’s view of the country's music scene

Annasoltan interviews a veteran of the Turkmen music scene to explore the last 20 years of artistic development in Turkmenistan.

Turkey: An Armenian Adventure on Two Wheels

Despite historical differences and a closed border, an Armenian motorcyclist travels across Turkey, blogging his experiences and observations en route.

Croatia: Top 5 Holiday Islands (+5 More)

Croatia Travel Blog links to an article about “Croatia's top five holiday islands,” which appeared in The Guardian earlier this week, and adds five more islands to this list.

North Korea Got Talent? Video of North Korean Singing Contest on Chinese Site

A short, edited video of the North Korean singing contest was posted on Youku, a video hosting service based in China.

Togo: 3rd BarCamp Selects the Translation for “Blog” in Ewé Language

In its presentation of the third edition of BlogCamp Togo, togocouleurs explains  that [fr] the Togolese blogosphere coined a new word for “blog”  in the Ewé language (spoken in Togo,...

Ghana: Meet Ghanaian Spoken Word Artist

One Ghana speaks to Mutombo, a Ghanaian multi-talented artist who specializes in spoken word poetry” “He has blessed several stages since he started his beautiful art form. The list of...

Chile: Artists Protest at UNESCO Headquarters in Support of Students on Huger Strike

Artists protested peacefully outside the UNESCO headquarters in Santiago in support of students on hunger strike. El Mostrador reports [es] that 4 musicians entered the building to deliver a letter...

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