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What Would “Cultural Sovereignty” Mean for Taiwan in an Age of Digital Media?

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Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te made comments at the recent National Culture Congress earlier this month that might strike as somewhat unusual.

From No Man Is an Island
On June 22, 2022
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Weather Review: New York City, May 1, 2022

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A green mist of new leaves rose along the abrupt slope of Morningside Avenue.

From Hmm Weekly
On June 27, 2022
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Questions for My Ailing Country

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A young police officer is standing with a woman I assume to be his mother. She is praying for him loudly, at a major junction on the streets of a Lagos suburb; speaking in tongues unashamedly while passers-by stare, some in admiration, others, not so much.

From Olongo Africa
On June 27, 2022
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“TACOS”

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Long Beach writer Brian Addison's ode to the culinary hot mess known as the Jack in the Box "taco"

From Tasteful Rude
On June 24, 2022
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Which Part of This Was Written by an AI?

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... and which part by Harry Siegel?

From Popula
On June 20, 2022
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Corporate America is Helping to Elect Anti-Abortion Attorneys General

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Abortion access is on the ballot in several states this year in attorney general races.

From Sludge
On June 16, 2022
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The Journey Matters: A Conversation About Earthfest

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Brian Hioe spoke to Blaine Whiteley about Earthfest, which will take place in Miaoli from July 21st through July 24th.

From No Man Is an Island
On June 11, 2022
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CRUSTACEANS

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Gris Muñoz writes a gentle, haunting story about love, lobster, and abusive men who flaunt their power.

From Tasteful Rude
On June 16, 2022
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A Big Personality, Thin Skin and a Low Bar

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A few thoughts on Eric Adams’ relationship with the press, and then a bunch more on New York City’s budget and political picture.

From FAQ NYC
On June 16, 2022
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JONATHAN COME LATELY—AN INTRODUCTION

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Jonathan Russell Clark debuts a monthly column for Tasteful Rude detailing the choicest selections from his book-obsessed life.

From Tasteful Rude
On June 16, 2022
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OPACITY

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Alejandro Herredia debuts his new Tasteful Rude column with a meditation on the word opacity.

From Tasteful Rude
On June 13, 2022
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Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike’s Double Wahala

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In Nigerian popular culture, ‘double wahala’ is a Pidgin English phrase that was made popular by ace Afrobeat musician and activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

From Olongo Africa
On June 13, 2022
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Weather Review: New York City, April 17, 2022

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People in heavy coats huddled around picnic tables in the sun.

From Hmm Weekly
On June 10, 2022
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