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· July, 2014

Stories about Arts & Culture from July, 2014

29 July 2014

Spanish Soldier Who Penned a Best-Selling Novel About Military Corruption Gets Jail Time

Luis Segura, a lieutenant in the Spanish army, is in prison for criticizing the military during interviews for his novel "Un paso al frente" (A step forward).

These ‘Poets With a Cause’ Are Defending Social Justice in Crisis-Hit Puerto Rico

"Poetas en Marcha is Felipe the janitor, Sofia the overworked and underpaid secretary, the young adults laughing while having a beer after their final exams, the noble lady selling fruit."

24 July 2014

5 Modern African Thinkers on Identity, Language and Regionalism

Albeit a bit of a mystery worldwide, African philosophy is strong discipline that has evolved tremendously through history.

23 July 2014

The Purple House, a Collective in Colombia's Medellín ‘To Create, Enjoy and Find Ourselves’

Morada, or Casa Morada, is an initiative born in a complex neighborhood of the Colombian city of Medellín. Learn about its various projects that combine art, education and participation.

Wanted to Watch Saint Lucia's Carnival on TV This Year? You Were Out of Luck

"How regressive! Did the organisers consider Saint Lucians in the diaspora, those in other countries and foreigners who might be interested in being part of Saint Lucia Carnival...?"

20 July 2014

Tour Guides Only Tell You One Version of a City's Story. This New App Lets Residents Tell You Theirs

Rising Voices

Voicemap lets you listen to personal stories about the places you visit. You won't find these stories in the usual tourism guides.

19 July 2014

The Art Nouveau Windows to Belgrade's Soul

Artists Explore the ‘Melting Point’ of Art and Propaganda in Skopje

4 Photos of Street Art by the ‘Iranian Banksy’ That Speak Volumes About Life Today in Iran

The work of the anonymous Black Hand has gone viral on social media. The graffiti offers timely commentary on events in Gaza and issues in Iran, such as women's rights.

15 July 2014

The Warning Squad Is Here to Tell You About Hong Kong Police's ‘Repression’ of Pro-Democracy Protesters

Local artist Kasey Wong created the Hongkongese Warning Squad, a protest performance that criticized the police's harsh treatment of peaceful protests.

12 July 2014

A Summer Reading List from Global Voices French-Language Contributors

Need some summer reading material? Here's a reading list of mostly Francophone authors recommended by the GV community.

11 July 2014

Russian Web Animation at Its Best

RuNet Echo

Foreigners are likely to think of Russia's ballet or literature before considering its Web animation, but it’s in this latter field that the RuNet has achieved something brilliant.

8 July 2014

This Project Is Helping France Unlearn Its Stereotypes About Romania

Newsroum is a school project from La Sorbonne journalism school in France that is dedicated to fighting clichés about Romania.

Yes, I Wear a Bra, and It's Visible. So?

7 July 2014

A Theater Company Is Crowdfunding to Produce This ‘Powerful’ Play in Cuba About Homosexuality

"Bent" tells the story of the abuse and internment of homosexuals in Nazi Germany leading up to World War II.

3 July 2014

Five Things You Need to Know About Turkmen Weddings

If you were thinking of choosing Turkmenistan as a wedding day destination, you should know one thing - when it comes to celebrating a marriage, Turkmen do not mess around.

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