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· July, 2013

Stories about Arts & Culture from July, 2013

An Undeniably Racist Song, ‘Asian Girlz’ Sparks Controversy

Macedonia: Ohrid's Hidden Medieval Masks

Top Ten Eateries In Dhaka Town

An English Written Chinese Classical Couplet

In Egypt, Young Men “Die for Nothing”

E-book Offers ‘Pearls’ From Women Around the World

Catherine Beeckman explains how Global Voices provided inspiration for the free anthology "Pearls Around the Neck": "Your writings feed mine!"

South Korea's Military Culture Under Scrutiny After Teen Boot Camp Deaths

Five students drowned at a private summer boot camp after instructors made them take off their life jackets and jump into the sea.

African Fabric Kimono Belt Supports Mothers in Earthquake Disaster Area

Visit to Israel Gets Filmmaker “Cleansed” from Iran's Cinema Museum

Mohsen Makhmalbaf accepted an invite to the Jerusalem Film Festival in the name of peace, courting controversy in his native Iran.

South Korean Authorities Raid Ex-Dictator's Home, Seize Massive Art Collection

Authorities hauled away 350 works of art worth millions of dollars. But was the raid a meaningful attempt at justice or a political decoy?

Gay Uzbekistan: Unknown Singer Stands for an Alternative Lifestyle

A mysterious musician in drag recently hit YouTube with a song about the sweetness of forbidden tea, reminding the world that Uzbeks, too, can be gay.

Artists Capture a Bloody Ramadan in Syria

Mubarak (Blessed), Kareem (Generous), Peaceful, Happy … are the usual adjectives accompanying any greeting during the Muslim month of fasting – Ramadan. Not so for Syrians.

VIDEO: Historic Khalid ibn al-Walid Mosque Bombed in Syria

The Beautiful “Country” of Africa

Puerto Rican Artist Shares Her Passion for Paper

Aydasara Ortega's Facebook wall has been transformed into an exhibit space, where she and others, "reclaim their physical and mental space" by making hand-crafted paper.

Punish the Unmarried in China?

VIDEO: ‘Beijing State of Mind’

Korean Culture to Blame in Asiana Crash?

Indian Blogger Forced To Delete Post

The “Fair” Factor in Bangladesh

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