Stories about North America from August, 2017
Macedonian ‘Moby-Dick’ Translator Ognen Čemerski, 42, Was a Meticulous Linguist and Engaged Educator
Čemerski passed away on August 25 of cancer. Beyond literature, he was remembered as someone who made thoughtful commentary about the tense state of affairs in Macedonia.
Two Brothers, a Dream and a Tragic Trailer Death in Texas, U.S.
Mariano, 27, father of three children, died of asphyxiation. Humberto, 24, father of two children, was hospitalized and witnessed the tragedy. This is their story.
Cambridge University Publisher Removes 300 Academic Articles for the China Market
' If this is what they demand, CUP should give up its China- based site and carry on elsewhere. '
A New App Wants to Help the Blind ‘See’ the Solar Eclipse
“Nothing is ever just visual, really. And [this] just proves that point again.”
A Kenyan artist designs revolutionary ‘kanga’ celebrating queer love around the world
"We need to open up a space to talk more about sex, and then artists like me want to open that up even more, to talk about queerness."
Netizen Report: US Tech Company Bans White Supremacist Group for Being ‘Assholes’
Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.
Music Group Bokanté Serves Up Songs in the Key of Creole
The fusion of West African music, Mississippi Delta blues and Caribbean rhythms are what the band Bokanté is all about.
A Team of Women Is Unearthing the Forgotten Legacy of Harvard’s Women ‘Computers’
“Yes, look at...modern women who people associate with the space-based sciences, but go back further...They’ve always been there. As long as they could be, they were there.”
Guinean Filmmaker Paul Théa Speaks About His ‘Slave Route’ Project
"We are the first to propose a museum about slavery in Guinea, and to include the story of the slaves in South Carolina," says the filmmaker.