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Cartoon: Africa, Unprotected

Brandan Reynolds of South Africa on Africa’s extreme vulnerability to the ebola virus.

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Andrei Makarevich

Russia and Ukraine: Musicians caught between conflict, bitter rhetoric and outright bans

The Russian and Ukrainian music scenes have always been intertwined. Young Ukrainian artists would come to Moscow looking for fame and fortune, while Russian celebrities would go to Ukraine on tour. But as nationalist rhetoric gets more heated, cultural exchange is suffering.

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Out of the Impossible by Paul Deng Kur

“My life was deteriorating, and like everyone in our band of children, my hopes of finding our families were diminishing too. There were no signs of them.”

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Cartoon: West Helps Aggressive Russian Federation Save Face

Cartoonist Sergii Fedko on the lack of any real consequences for Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine.

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Ali Cobby Eckermann- Renee Rosensteel

The Writer’s Block: A Q&A With Ali Cobby Eckermann

In this edition of The Writer’s Block, Yankunytjatjara Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann talks about global English, the limits of the written word, and the exile of indigenous voices.

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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...
Umbrella Revolution
Hong Kong! Hong Kong!
by Tienchi Martin-Liao / October 15, 2014
The temporary return to daily rhythm and social order in Hong Kong does not mean that the movement is over, but may show Hong Kong's pragmatic nature, and demonstrate that the protesters may have learned something from March’s Sunflower Student Movement in Taipei. Read more...
Cartoon by Rayma Suprani that led to her termination at El Universal. Screenshot via Twitter.
[Update] Rayma: The Cartoonist of a Faceless President
by Mariana Centeno / September 29, 2014
On September 17th Venezuelan cartoonist Rayma Suprani was fired from her position at El Universal due to a critical cartoon. This 2012 interview with Suprani explores Venezuela's relationship with cartoonists. Read more...
Ali Cobby Eckermann- Renee Rosensteel
The Writer’s Block: A Q&A With Ali Cobby Eckermann
by Sampsonia Way / October 16, 2014
In this edition of The Writer's Block, Yankunytjatjara Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann talks about global English, the limits of the written word, and the exile of indigenous voices. Read more...

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  • Umbrella Revolution
    Hong Kong! Hong Kong!

    The temporary return to daily rhythm and social order in Hong Kong does not mean that the movement is over, but may show Hong Kong’s pragmatic nature, and demonstrate that the protesters may have learned something from March’s Sunflower Student Movement in Taipei.

    Read more...