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· September, 2016

Stories about Arts & Culture from September, 2016

Commemorating Biljana Garvanlieva, a Macedonian Filmmaker Who Gave Voice to Marginalized Women

"As an engaged documentary author my motivation is to break the existing image about women in Macedonia."

Yugoslav Comic ‘Dikan’ Is Back to Remind Us We're All Descendants of Migrants in Some Way or Another

"Finally, we, the Early Slavs, have inhabited the Internet, too. We bid you a warm welcome and pleasant stay."

French Politicians Say the Darndest Things About Colonialism

You'll find little in common between François Fillon, the former French prime minister, and Dorcas Dienda, a current contestant in the “Miss DRC” beauty pageant. But that being said...

Mexico Bids a Heartfelt Farewell to Singer Songwriter Juan Gabriel, ‘The Divo of Juárez’

"He journeyed to the centre of darkness of the Mexican soul, and where the archetypes of sick and caricatural masculinity were constellated, he rolled away the stone..."

Want to See Venezuela’s Diversity in Action? Check Out the Dance Floor

On World Folklore Day, Venezuelans in and out of the country celebrated their African roots, thanks to a viral video.

A Muralist Is Painting Weeds Around the World to Represent the Margins of Society

"I don’t paint dainty little grandmotherly botanical illustrations."

Don't Read Japanese? Four Blogs Bring Japanese Books to Life

If you're interested in Japanese literature, these bloggers should not be missed.

After Two Decades, Jamaican Author Finally Unveils Book Dedicated to Marcus Garvey

Why should we still care about civil rights leader Marcus Garvey? Florida-based Jamaican author Geoffrey Philp explains Garvey's relevance, and why black lives have always mattered, through his new novel.

Japan's Most Astonishing Summer Festival

One of Japan's most impressive summer festivals involves dancing, drums and giant floats that make for irresistible Instagram uploads.

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