Stories about Arts & Culture from November, 2015
In the second part of this interview, Sahand Sahebdivani delves deeper into cultural encounters through stories and the way technology can bring us closer: ‘We’re constantly bombarded by people’s stories’.
Hip hop artist René Pérez has lent his voice to numerous causes over the years, such as the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera.
The government lifted the ban for 240 publications but 17 titles remain prohibited for being obscene or contrary to public interest.
It's not the first time Iranian cartoonist Hadi Heidari has been a target for arrest.
In this two-part conversation with Global Voices, Sahand Sahebdivani talks about cultural encounters, female heroes in Persian mythology, the power of storytelling, and the idea of hybrids of cultural exchange.
A multidisciplinary collective has successfully combated Mexico's stereotypes and faced gender discrimination in the art scene and in Mexican society more broadly.
Poor pay, lacking legal protections, abuse. That is the abysmal treatment that domestic workers often receive. But change is slowly but surely taking root, one house at a time.
The Rastafari Rootzfest -- Jamaica's first ever "educational ganja festival" -- is paving the way for the island to make its mark on the emerging global marijuana industry.
From #100SareePact to #SareeNotSorry, Indian women are celebrating the traditional garment online.
The conflict in Madhes, the southern plains of Nepal, has to date claimed nearly 50 lives.
More than 100,000 people visited South Sulawesi to celebrate the "Lovely Toraja" festival. Toraja is an indigenous tribe in Indonesia with an estimated population of 1.1 million.
A YouTube user has created compelling stop-motion videos of the beloved Japanese superhero Ultraman.
Adolfo Farsari's hand-painted photos provide a glimpse of how Europeans regarded the country just a few decades after the end of that country's period of isolation.
These Instagram photos of Nikko, a popular tourist destination northeast of Tokyo, capture the magic of fall in Japan.
Pavlensky, known for hard-hitting and sometimes shocking performance art, said setting fire to the doors was a symbolic act highlighting the "constant terror methods" used by the FSB against citizens.
Japanese cosmetic company Shiseido has produced a gender-bending commercial that is turning heads.
Chinese fans worried the scene, in which Xi Jinping kisses a Korean-speaking woman who is not his wife, could get the show banned.
The celebration is appearing more and more in the United States, home to a large Mexican community.
The Duranno Father School is designed to transform stoic Korean dads into more loving and involved parents. The program includes a literal lesson on "how to hug."