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“A Light Never Goes Out” Celebrates Hong Kong’s Iconic Neon Signs

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"A Light Never Goes Out" is a spirited look into the craftsmen who build and maintain Hong Kong’s iconic neon signs. Though the film’s plot is somewhat boilerplate, it has beautiful cinematography, and demonstrates a genuine love for its subject

From No Man Is an Island
On December 3, 2022
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ME TODAY: “Leave this place and go to Sicily,” he whispered, though there was no one else around.

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From Popula
On November 30, 2022
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What’s in a Sheet of Paper?

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On China's 'white paper revolution'

From No Man Is an Island
On November 29, 2022
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Aesthetics and Politics in 2022 Campaigning

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This year's election continued much of the same aesthetic tropes as previous elections. As with past years, it was the DPP that focused on aesthetics that could outreach to young people, and maintained the modernist aesthetic that has characterized pan-Green campaign advertising since the Tsai administration took power. While the KMT has significantly modernized its aesthetic in recent years, it is still the DPP that proved the more experimental in election advertising

From No Man Is an Island
On November 25, 2022
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ME TODAY: Nobody seems to mind if there is crawling, crying, and running around

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By the time breakfast was ready, he was hysterical and I was deranged.

From Popula
On November 23, 2022
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Murder, Corruption, and Plagiarism: An Election Cycle Characterized by Scandal

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Many races have boiled down to the personalities running for office, rather than their policies.

From No Man Is an Island
On November 23, 2022
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Ethiopian Food as Divine Blessing

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Some people self-care with a massage or a spa day. Me? I find the nearest Ethiopian restaurant.

From Tasteful Rude
On November 25, 2022
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Looking Through Ẹlẹ́ṣin’s Hourglass

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Or How to Render Metaphysics in Film

From Olongo Africa
On November 25, 2022
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The Body on Canvas

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Marlene Dumas at the Venice Biennale.

From Popula
On November 17, 2022
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Who Are This Year’s Fringe Candidates in the Taipei Mayoral Race?

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From No Man Is an Island
On November 20, 2022
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Reflections in the Witch’s Eye

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My atheism turned into agnosticism not by reading a religious text or visiting a holy temple, but by watching a YouTube video of Carl Sagan explaining the fourth dimension.

From Popula
On November 16, 2022
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Big of Ego, Sensitive of Eyes

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To a generation of Nigerians, the character Àjàlá might as well be an urban legend.

From Olongo Africa
On November 16, 2022
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Twitter Is a Transnational Company

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Musk has tried to ingratiate himself with authoritarians the world over.

From Popula
On November 10, 2022
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