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Own Music! Own Books!

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Owning media is now an act of countercultural defiance

From Popula
On August 11, 2022
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Biyi Bándélé: The Storyteller Departs

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The writer-director, author of Burma Boy, Biyi Bandélé, has passed.

From Olongo Africa
On August 9, 2022
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Microsoft Hosted Congressional Staffers as it Lobbied on Antitrust Bills

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Dozens of staffers met with company lobbyists in Washington State as Microsoft lobbied on antitrust bills that could majorly impact their business.

From Sludge
On August 3, 2022
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Mysterious Super PAC Attacks Biaggi in Homestretch of Primary Against DCCC Chair Maloney

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The pop-up group has not disclosed its funders or the individuals behind it.

From Sludge
On August 9, 2022
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Are God’s Children Little Broken Things?

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Ifeakandu, in his debut, reveals the mundane and daring lives of gay men in Nigeria, conveying their everyday experiences with compassion.

From Olongo Africa
On August 5, 2022
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Uh No, Things Are Perfectly Chill in Taiwan

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People need to hear about Taiwanese perspectives

From Popula
On August 3, 2022
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“Terrorizers” Pales in Comparison to its Edward Yang Namesake

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This is a No Man is an Island film review written in collaboration with Cinema Escapist as part of coverage of the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival. Keep an eye out for more!

From No Man Is an Island
On August 5, 2022
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Dangerousness and the District Attorney

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After 211 episodes FAQ NYC is now officially part of THE CITY, the nonprofit newsroom all about New York and for New Yorkers.

From FAQ NYC
On August 3, 2022
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A Half-Century of Iced Coffee in Bangkok

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cold refreshments faithfully served, as the world changed all around this small corner

From Popula
On August 2, 2022
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Born to Die

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They will ask me when I know, I’ll sigh and say not so long ago. It happened in fragments—piece by piece you came and filled up the empty space—and in a matter of time, you became my world.

From Olongo Africa
On August 2, 2022
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A Generation of Nigerian Students is Stranded

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But striking profs have an extremely valid point

From Popula
On July 29, 2022
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Now is the Age of Dictator Failsons in Asia Pacific

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The children of dictators often attempt to evoke nostalgia for the good old days.

From Popula
On July 25, 2022
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Idza Luhumyo’s Hair Politics

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A piece of intrusion fantasy, its prose carefully measured, tied to a Black woman’s hair.

From Olongo Africa
On July 27, 2022
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