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· August, 2013

Stories about Arts & Culture from August, 2013

1100 Year Old Hindu Temple Discovered in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Unlocked reports that archaeologists from Jahangirnagar University (JU) have excavated an 1100 year old Hindu temple from the Pala dynasty at a village in Dinajpur district of Northern Bangladesh....

Turkmenistan's National Cycling Day: Traditionalists, Penny-Pinchers and President-Pleasers

If you are a citizen of Turkmenistan, you had better be ready to don the Lycra and mount a bicycle: September 1 has been slated as National Cycling Day.

Hong Kong: People Living in Cages

PHOTOS: Mapping Urban Art in Buenos Aires and Beyond

A group of Argentines invite you to share and map images of graffiti from your city.

Three Youths Harassed After Speaking Catalan at Music Festival in Spain

Two cases of Catalanophobia, this time reported at Valencia's Arenal Sound festival, once again caused a stir on the Internet.

A Lesson on Dignity from Syria

This post is part of our Special Coverage Surviving in Syria. On his Facebook Page, Rebel Painter of Horan expressed his cynicism towards the silence of Arabs silence following the “chemical weapon attack”...

The Walls Can Talk in Puerto Rico and New York City

The alternative music venue La Respuesta, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, presents “Los Muros Hablan NYC” (The Walls Talk NYC), the New York edition of the urban art festival that has...

Caribbean: Tumbling Into Art

ARC has a list of 21 Caribbean artists you should be following on Tumblr.

Death Threats Follow Cartoonist Latuff's Criticism of Brazil's Military Police

Known for political cartoons drawn with simple strokes and acidic humor, cartoonist Carlos Latuff believes he is in danger due to his recent jabs at the military police.

Jamaica: “Sketch in Stories”

The Caribbean has not been as acutely aware of sequential art/cartoon/ comics as a creative practice. ART:Jamaica interviews one illustrator who is exploring the genre.

VIDEO: “Mermaids of Timor-Leste”

A film about four generations of fisherwomen striving to make a living in the coastal village of Adara, in the small island of Ataúro, Timor-Leste is soon to be released...

Egypt: Caught Between a Zombie and a Bloodsucker!

The current situation in Egypt is a challenge for everyone: diplomats, citizens and commentators. The army has used excessive force to disperse sit-ins where Muslim Brotherhood members and sympathizers were...

Bucharest, Not Budapest: A Chocolate Bar Explains the Difference

The capitals of Romania and Hungary, Bucharest and Budapest, respectively, are so often confused that those unfamiliar with the region often book airplane tickets to Bucharest, when their intention is...

Hong Kong's Land Expansion ‘Killing’ Local Fishing Industry

Hong Kong's fishermen have bore witness to the negative effects of Hong Kong's push to expand by filling in land from the surrounding ocean.

South Korean Textbooks Started to Include Multicultural Families

Although South Korea is rapidly turning into a multi-ethnic society, changes in the public notion or institutional preparations still lag behind. The Grand Narrative blog posted on how one Korean elementary textbook...

Police Censor Film Screening in Brazilian Neighbourhood

Police officers ban the screening of a documentary that discusses the death of a child during a police operation in the same neighbourhood where the screening was to take place.

Cartoons Magazine Raises Funds for Brazil's Free Fare Movement

Magazine that has collected cartoons about the protests in Brazil now available to buy online.

‘Rewire': How to Be a Better Media Consumer

Commentary from around the French-speaking Web on serendipity and cosmopolitanism, two key concepts found in the book 'Rewire' by Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman.

A Game of Torrents: Russians Struggle with Piracy-free Internet

RuNet Echo continues to cover attempts to regulate the Russian internet.

Experimental Artists Pay Homage to Mary Magdelene with Puerto Rican Flair

Artists Tanya Torres and Raquel Z Rivera host a dazzling artistic-musical "promise celebration" in honor of Saint Mary Magdalene in New York.

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