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Stories about Culture

1 August 2014

The Art Collective Behind Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution

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.

31 July 2014

Why July 25 Is a Tragic Date in Puerto Rican History

Constitution Day is celebrated on July 25, but it is also the date of the U.S. invasion in 1898 and the murder of two young pro-independence activists.

All Aboard! This is Landlocked Kyrgyzstan's Train to the Coast!

The train to the seaside is a time-honored tradition in countries across the world. Even countries like Kyrgyzstan, that don't have a sea.

29 July 2014

These ‘Poets With a Cause’ Are Defending Social Justice in Crisis-Hit Puerto Rico

"Poetas en Marcha is Felipe the janitor, Sofia the overworked and underpaid secretary, the young adults laughing while having a beer after their final exams, the noble lady selling fruit."

28 July 2014

Why Some Caribbean Authors Are Accusing Trinidad-Born Novelist Monique Roffey of Being a ‘Latter Day Columbus’

After U.K.-based Roffey wrote a blog post exploring modern Caribbean writers, some authors accused her of ignorance about the region's literary history.

24 July 2014

Video: ISIS Destroys Prophet Jonah's Mosque in Mosul, Iraq

The Sunni extremist organisation considers the veneration of saints apostasy and Shia Muslims as heretics

5 Modern African Thinkers on Identity, Language and Regionalism

Albeit a bit of a mystery worldwide, African philosophy is strong discipline that has evolved tremendously through history.

23 July 2014

The Purple House, a Collective in Colombia's Medellín ‘To Create, Enjoy and Find Ourselves’

Morada, or Casa Morada, is an initiative born in a complex neighborhood of the Colombian city of Medellín. Learn about its various projects that combine art, education and participation.

Wanted to Watch Saint Lucia's Carnival on TV This Year? You Were Out of Luck

"How regressive! Did the organisers consider Saint Lucians in the diaspora, those in other countries and foreigners who might be interested in being part of Saint Lucia Carnival...?"

20 July 2014

Tour Guides Only Tell You One Version of a City's Story. This New App Lets Residents Tell You Theirs

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