TJ Dema at the 2014 Jazz Poetry Concert. Photo: Renee Rosensteel.

“Just Because”: A Poem by TJ Dema

by TJ Dema

A poem by TJ Dema, following her spectacular performance at the 2014 Jazz Poetry Concert. Dema is a spoken word performer and poet from Botswana.

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Russia Cracks Down on Internet Free Speech, Except When It’s ISIS

According to a new report by Apparat, the presence of an underground ISIS network on Russian social media points to an inconsistent censorship policy by Russia.

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The Global Shift Festival Comes to Pittsburgh

The fourth annual Global Shift Festival is coming to Point Park University, September 18 – 21. The festival will consist of four days of films, panels, workshops, selected shorts, and special events, all curated around the theme of “The Future Starts Now.”

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Thomas Yan speaking in Hamburg. Photo provided by the author.

Tasteless Chicken Ribs

Beijing wants to turn Hong Kong into a little China and put it under the central government’s direct control. It broke its promise to allow citizens suffrage in Hong Kong’s first general election. The 2017 general election will be like chicken ribs: flavorless, but not bad enough to throw out.

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The Freedom Chat Transcripts: Turkmenistan Journalist Anna Soltan

Anna Soltan is the pseudonym of the editor of Turkmen news at neweurasia.net. In this interview, Soltan speaks about the state of censorship in Turkmenistan, the challenges of producing online media in her country, and the challenges faced by Turkmen bloggers.

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The Gypsy Goddess. Cover design by Studio Helen. Credit: Atlantic Books.
The Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamy
by Meena Kandasamy / September 8, 2014
An excerpt from The Gypsy Goddess by Meena Kandasamym, an experimental novelization of an uprising and massacre of agricultural workers in India, and a meditation on the impossibility of writing a novel. Read more...
Thomas Yan speaking in Hamburg. Photo provided by the author.
Tasteless Chicken Ribs
by Tienchi Martin-Liao / September 17, 2014
Beijing wants to turn Hong Kong into a little China and put it under the central government’s direct control. It broke its promise to allow citizens suffrage in Hong Kong’s first general election. The 2017 general election will be like chicken ribs: flavorless, but not bad enough to throw out. Read more...
Poster courtesy of Kevin Lovelace.
The Global Shift Festival Comes to Pittsburgh
by Sampsonia Way / September 18, 2014
The fourth annual Global Shift Festival is coming to Point Park University, September 18 - 21. The festival will consist of four days of films, panels, workshops, selected shorts, and special events, all curated around the theme of “The Future Starts Now.” Read more...
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Writers in the Garden: Dave Newman
by Sampsonia Way / September 18, 2014
On July 17th, City of Asylum Pittsburgh presented Writers in the Garden, an annual celebration of local poets and the Northside community. Read more...

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  • Poster courtesy of Kevin Lovelace.
    The Global Shift Festival Comes to Pittsburgh

    The fourth annual Global Shift Festival is coming to Point Park University, September 18 – 21. The festival will consist of four days of films, panels, workshops, selected shorts, and special events, all curated around the theme of “The Future Starts Now.”

    Read more...

  • Thomas Yan speaking in Hamburg. Photo provided by the author.
    Tasteless Chicken Ribs

    Beijing wants to turn Hong Kong into a little China and put it under the central government’s direct control. It broke its promise to allow citizens suffrage in Hong Kong’s first general election. The 2017 general election will be like chicken ribs: flavorless, but not bad enough to throw out.

    Read more...