Stories about Arts & Culture from August, 2018
"The extent to which violence is escalating in this country is worrying and we should all be concerned. We need to reflect on these matters and find a way forward."
The summer months of July and August in Japan are famed for their fireworks, known as 'hanabi' (花火) in Japanese. Here are some photos.
The #FreeKhayrullo campaign did its job and the government backed down. Now fearless Mirsaidov says he will appeal the conviction.
"If people see my work and start noticing that things aren’t fair, I’ve achieved my aim."
"Your censorship is in the closure of concerts...It was always there, you only legalized it. Then you accuse us of politicizing art...Stop already with the repression...."
On July 16, 2018 netizens around the world marked the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Akira, a groundbreaking film that revolutionized animated movies forever.
A bold and popular journalist is appealing a 12 year-sentence he received after speaking out against official corruption.
"If Super Drags is a cartoon for adults why is the Brazilian Paediatrics Society worrying itself?"
"There are books of Naipaul’s I hope never to read again, and books of his without which I can’t understand the world I was born into."
UyatEmes.kz is out to tackle the stigma that surrounds sex education in the former Soviet republic.
"Given the inequalities that we experience between women and men, I feel obliged to reclaim my rights and I do it through my literature."