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· November, 2012

Stories about Arts & Culture from November, 2012

“The Needle” Threads Another Story of Puerto Rican Trans Community

The sidewalks on the main avenues of San Juan’s donwtown sector of Santurce feature members from Puerto Rico’s trans community working the street corners. “The Needle”, a new documentary directed...

‘Uzbekistan Illustrated’ on Facebook

Petronas’ Deepavali Ad Angers Malaysian Indians

In conjunction with the Hindu festival of lights, Deepavali, Malaysian oil company Petronas aired a controversial advertisement on YouTube that enraged many Malaysian Indians as it allegedly portrayed Indians in...

Colombian Hip-Hop Artists, Victims of Medellín's Wave of Violence

Residents of Colombia's Comuna 13, a neighborhood in Medellín infamous for its high levels of insecurity, are mourning the deaths of two well-known hip-hop artists who were killed in the...

7 Must-See African Moustaches

Historic Mausoleum Reopens in Afghanistan

Promoting Indonesia's Batik through Social Media

batikantik writes about the success of #batikday in Indonesia which has become a social media movement promoting Batik as global heritage of humanity. Batik is a traditional textile art and...

Greek Director Theo Angelopoulos Remembered at Thessaloniki International Film Festival

A Historic Road Takes an Online Detour in “La Calle Loíza”

A walk down one of the grittiest streets in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan has a new pit stop, and it’s online. Calle Loíza, in the historic downtown...

Remnants of an Abandoned Yemeni Jewish Village

Yemeni blogger Rooj Alwazir shares amazing photographs of her trip to an abandoned Jewish Village, Beit Baws, perched on a rocky mountain, 15 minutes from Sanaa.

Japan's New Copyright Law Creates Confusion

Japan’s revised copyright law was partially enforced on October 1, and now penalizes the act of illegal downloading and DVD ripping for personal use. If arrested, one will be sentenced...

‘Unknown Kazakhstan’ Photo Exhibit

Reading Suggestions on Brazil in English

Deep Brazil blog, from the journalist Regina Scharf, provides valuable resources about Brazil in the English language. She recently published one more list of books in English related to Brazil,...

Hay Festival Dhaka Is Back Again!

The 2nd edition of Hay Festival will be held on 15-17 November 2012 in the historic grounds of the Bangla Academy, Dhaka. It is hoped that through this event the...

A Glimpse into a Yemeni Wedding

Ali's day is a fascinating short musical video by Juan Herrero (@dustweare), a freeleance photographer currently living in Yemen. It captures a traditional Yemeni wedding which took place somewhere in...

China: Intellectuals Debate Politics of Nobel Prize in Literature

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature with the Chinese government's blessing. The achievement has stirred debate among Chinese intellectuals, with some believing that literature should be...

Social Impact Media Awards 2013

Curacao: Feeling the Tension

The recent parliamentary elections in Curacao have brought a lot of racial and cultural tension to the surface. Karen Attiah thinks it is a real problem.

Ink Duel: Bulgarian Artists vs Egyptian Artist in London

Studio 75, a London-based “100% independent, not part of any school, trend, fashion or directive” artist space is hosting ‘The Orientophobia Sessions’ this weekend. In the program of the Out...

India: Playwright Girish Karnad Slams Award for V.S. Naipaul

The audience was surprised at the Tata Literature Live! festival in Mumbai on November 2, when playwright Girish Karnad spoke angrily about the presentation of an award to Nobel laureate...

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