politics

The Kuomintang Does Not Know How to Dance

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Elderly politicians bust a move

From Popula
On November 4, 2021
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Negotiating African Dish Politics

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The mobility challenge faced by African cuisines in an increasingly technological age is unacceptable. So, when recently I stumbled on a writing about a certain food app called DishAfrik, with its ambitious catalogue of curated African cuisines, with a real-life cooking feature, I was overjoyed.

From Olongo Africa
On November 3, 2021
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Is There Life After Politics?

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New York Times city hall reporter Jeff Mays talks with Chrissy and Katie about what life after city hall could look like for Mayor Bill de Blasio, Documented engagement reporter Rommel H Ojeda talks with Harry about New York’s tapped-out $2.1 excluded worker fund, and Low Life author Lucy Sante reads an epitaph for the cities that were.

From FAQ NYC
On October 13, 2021
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The KMT Does Not Know How to Wear Pants

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Where Taiwanese politics are concerned, pants have sometimes been figured as a symbol of…masculinity. This is not just pan-Blue. Pan-green Taiwanese independence activist Koo Kwang-ming once lashed out at President Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s first female president, by claiming that he could not stomach a skirt-wearing woman leading the ROC military.

From No Man Is an Island
On September 28, 2021
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SAGRADAS: A TEXAS STORY

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“They just don’t know…I talked to God about, you know, about what happened,” she sobbed. “It wasn’t an easy choice. People just, they hate you for it, like, the ones that protest outside Hilltop, they don’t know what it’s like, or why. I did what I had to do, dude,” she cried. “Only you know why.”

From Tasteful Rude
On September 9, 2021
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The Forgotten Ones

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A prominent feature of post-colonial Nigeria was a remarkable fondness for everything white. This included western education and white-collar jobs, leading to the demonization of certain informal professions. For some reason, artists were among the most reviled.

From Olongo Africa
On September 8, 2021
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Alvin Bragg’s Bragging Rights

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Podcast! The Democratic nominee who’s all but sure to be the next Manhattan District Attorney visits FAQ for a lively conversation.

From FAQ NYC
On July 9, 2021
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Fun City Follies

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PODCAST! Laura Nahmias joins Chrissy and Harry to discuss the BoE’s RCV SNAFU, the state of the election now that it’s all over but the counting, and her essay at Fun City about Eric Adams, the man who would be mayor.

From FAQ NYC
On July 1, 2021
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Chimamanda’s Bag of Fucks is Empty

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From changing her name, revitalizing the Igbo culture to making global impact, Chimamanda has always looked out to fix things, to reset the old and suboptimal, like a Grandma reaching out to adjust an ever wonky radio. If it could be better and if there is the possibility that it be adjusted, then why not?

From Olongo Africa
On June 23, 2021
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The National Monument(s) at Rashayya

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Contested pasts embraced in a Lebanese citadel

From Popula
On May 11, 2021
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