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· August, 2014

Stories about Arts & Culture from August, 2014

TJournal's Vadim Elistratov Says It's a Political Time to Be Russian

Elistratov explains the creep of politics in Russian daily life, saying the recent barrage of oppressive laws is changing the tone of the country's social discourse.

Central Asia's Rulers View Turkish “Soap Power” with Suspicion

In recent years Turkish serials have amassed a worldwide following. In Central Asia, however, government officials are reluctant to give them air time.

#BooksForRasul: What Jailed Azerbaijani Human Rights Defenders Need Most? Books.

A former political prisoner invites people to send books to Azerbaijani activist Rasul Jafarov, who has been arrested and will be spending his 30th birthday in jail.

Hollywood Studios Sue 15 South Koreans for Subtitling Their TV Shows Without Permission

South Korean subtitlers were sued by Hollywood studios for their translation of popular TV shows. Is there any talking points missing from Western media report?

Hong Kong Web Users Are Defending Originality As Game Clone ‘Tower of Saviors’ Hits It Big

Behind the commercial success of mobile game Tower of Saviors lies a mob of angry netizens who accuse the game of being a shameless imitation of Japan's Puzzle & Dragons.

Watch 3 Flamenco Singers Interrupt Andalusia's Parliament to Protest in Booming Song

The economic crisis has hit Spain's southern region of Andalusia especially hard, with two-thirds of its people out of work.

On the Walls and the Web, A Venezuelan Art Collective Supports Socialism

In their blog titled No Sabemos Disparar, a group promotes and illustrates their urban action in different communities within and outside of the Venezuelan capital.

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