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· November, 2013

Stories about Arts & Culture from November, 2013

13 November 2013

Justin Bieber's Graffiti Sparks Protests by Colombian Graffiti Artists

The police, who protected the singer while he sprayed graffiti, were heavily criticized, since a police officer is on trial for the murder of a young graffiti artist in Bogota.

12 November 2013

‘Censorship is Censorship': Brazil's Writers and Artists Spar Over Biography Rights

A controvery has ignited in Brazilian popular music, with artists on one side and editors and writers on the other. Should required authorization for the publication of biographies be kept?

Bolivian Twitter Users Arrested For Photographing Historic Building

Two Bolivian Twitter users were arbitrarily arrested by the police for taking photographs of historic buildings. Bolivian netizens came to their defense immediately after being alerted by a tweet.

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Russian Artist Pavlensky Nails His Scrotum to Moscow's Red Square

RuNet Echo

One of Russia's most infamous artists has staked his scrotum to the cobblestones outside Lenin’s Mausoleum in Red Square. How have Russians reacted?

7 November 2013

Bring Your Tapes: Welcome to the Post-Digital Era

Sara Moreira speaks with the VHS wielding mascot, Antifluffy, at the Future Places media lab for citizenship in Porto, Portugal.

6 November 2013

The Caribbean Tweets for NBC's The Voice Contestant Tessanne Chin

Jamaican musical sensation Tessanne Chin is battling it out on season 5 of NBC's The Voice - and every week, Caribbean netizens are showing their support for the songstress.

5 November 2013

Palestinian Pick-Up Lines

Humor, especially dark humor, is a culturally acquired taste – especially in a war zone. The hashtag #PalestinianPickUpLines has recently been trending on Twitter, garnering tens of additions in the...

Painting an Entire Favela in Rio de Janeiro

Teaser of Collaboration Between Calle 13 and Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Trinidad & Tobago: Creative Collaboration & Devious Download

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3 November 2013

Funny Money for Russia's Winter Olympics

RuNet Echo

The most recent Sochi Olympics scandal involves a new 100-ruble Olympic-themed banknote that the Russian Central Bank released last week.