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  • The Audacity of a Cuban Curator
    The Audacity of a Cuban Curator

    Organizing the exhibition “Queloides: Racism and Race in Cuban Contemporary Art” has been a mix of obstacles, audacity, and adventure. The Mattress Factory Museum exhibit was first shown earlier this year in Havana and the curator Alejandro de la Fuente was unable to attend. He was banned from Cuba and later expelled from the country when he tried to visit family in Havana.

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  • Sampsonia Way Celebrates Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize
    Sampsonia Way Celebrates Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize

    When the Nobel Foundation announced that Chinese intellectual and activist Liu Xiaobo won the Peace Prize, we celebrated at Sampsonia Way. The prize committee lauded Liu Xiaobo “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China.” We hoped this would help the jailed writer gain his freedom. However, the announcement ignited a furious response from China.

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  • Poetry From Uganda: Moving A Country
    Moving A Country

    Jade Amoli-Jackson fled Uganda nine years ago. Staunchly opposed to the guerrilla warfare that was claiming the lives of her fellow country-folk, Jade offers these poems about her experiences in Uganda.

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  • Serenade for Oil City
    Serenade for Oil City

    Here we present an excerpt of Pennsylvanian author Philip Terman’s long poem “Serenade for Oil City, Pennsylvania,” in which he tells the story of the small Pennsylvania town once at the center of the oil industry.

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  • Tibetan Blogosphere Is Vibrant and Empowering
    Tibetan Blogosphere Is Vibrant And Empowering

    As a place to meet, share and exchange, the Tibetan blogosphere has created opportunities for Tibetan citizens that would be unimaginable in the offline world. Keeping in mind the state of internet censorship in the People’s Republic of China today, these new spaces can be seen as new outlets but also as new areas involving personal risk.

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