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· October, 2011

Stories about Arts & Culture from October, 2011

Taiwan: Photos from the LGBT Pride Parade 2011 in Taipei

On October 29, more than 50,000 people joined the annual Taiwan LGBT Pride parade in Taipei, which is the biggest in Asia. This year was the 9th parade since 2003....

Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago: After Anya

“I was struck by her looks of course and her flagrantly innovative personal style but complementing these was her personality, the warm intelligence of someone totally comfortable in her skin”:...

Puerto Rico: Rita Indiana's New Video

The music blog Puerto Rico Indie comments on Dominican singer-songwriter Rita Indiana's most recent video production of her song “Da pa lo do.”

Puerto Rico: “Baleros” by Esoez

Th esoez.com team has posted two episodes of their video series “Baleros.” [es]

Trinidad & Tobago: Celebrating Anya's Project Runway Win

The Trinidad and Tobago blogosphere has been extremely active over the past week as Season 9 of Lifetime's hit reality show, Project Runway, drew to a close. Home-grown design hopeful,...

East Timor: Investing in Creativity and Culture

Barcelona artist David Palazón ended up in East Timor as a break from his career. Now he is coordinating a project to research Timorese culture in hopes of creating a...

Ghana: Meet Two Ghanaian Musicians M3nsa and M.manifest

Kobby Graham introduces his readers to two Ghanaian musicians, M.anifest and M3nsa: “First and foremost though, m.anifest is a hiphop MC. Straight no chaser and when it comes to straight...

Collecting Audio of UN Human Rights Declaration in 370 Languages

United_Sounds on SoundCloud is compiling the largest collection of audio recordings of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in more than 370 languages. If you speak a language they...

Latvia: Graffiti and Decay in Riga

Juris Kaža of Failed State Latvia? writes about graffiti and social decay in Latvian capital Riga.

Pakistan: Political Satire Becomes Internet Sensation

A recent song released on YouTube, by a group of young men from Lahore, has become an Internet sensation. The songs lyrics are heavily loaded with political satire, something that...

Trinidad & Tobago: Divali Delicacies

“The cross-section of families and individuals from all walks of life always brings a smile to my face and reminds me of the Divali celebrations of my childhood”: TriniGourmet.com posts...

Macedonia: Advocating Media Freedom Through Music

On the occasion of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days, the rock band Reporters, composed of prominent journalists, including veterans of critical investigative reporting who are now out of work...

Photos: Flash Mob Encouraging Youth to Vote, South Korea

South Korean citizen media Wiki Tree posted [ko] a video and photos of flash mob encouraging South Korean young voters to participate in the coming election on October 26, 2011.

Macedonia: Million Tweets – an Existentialist Parody Poem

Blogger iskra_iskric has dared to adapt a Macedonian rock classic by the band Arhangel to the new digital reality, creating a new poem on tweetering.

Trinidad & Tobago: Making Anya the Fan Favourite

The deadline for voting for the Project Runway Fan Favourite is this Wednesday, October 26, at midnight – and Trinidad Carnival Diary is drumming up support for local designer Anya...

Japan: Steve Jobs, Black Turtlenecks and Uniforms

The Tofugu blog looks at school and work uniforms in Japan to explain why they're important, in Japan, Steve Jobs, and the Infamous Black Turtleneck.

Photos: North Korean Theme Park

The Visual News site introduced photos of North Korean theme park. Its recreational facilities are heavily rusted and the place is nearly deserted.

Coworking Spaces and Nomad Workers in Japan

Coworking is a growing worldwide movement, and Japan is no exception. Surprising to see in a culture where the idea of physically being in the office at all hours is...

Trinidad & Tobago: Tweeting for Anya

Globewriter attended the Project Runway party yesterday evening, which Trinidadian designer and finalist Anya Ayoung-Chee attended via Skype.

Armenia: Extreme Metal in the Caucasus

Shreddernet examines the Extreme Metal scene in Armenia and asks whether its dark melodies and themes have a place in the Caucasus. For a small number of the region's inhabitants...

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