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    Running Orders: A Poem for Gaza

    July 28, 2014  —  

    More than 1,000 Palestinians—the vast majority of them civilians—have been killed during Israel’s latest assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which is home to roughly 1.8 million Palestinians. Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s poem conveys the harrowing experience of receiving Israeli warnings of imminent strikes and having nowhere to run.  More
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    Ramadan Soaps: The Workers Will Not Be Televised

    July 11, 2014  —  

    During Ramadan, watching TV series—many created specifically for the month of fasting—becomes a social event for millions of Muslims around the world. Here, Monira Al Qadiri manipulates soap operas produced in the Gulf to highlight a missing figure: the migrant worker who cleans up the lavish homes where melodramatic scenes unfold.  More
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    Engagement or Disengagement?
    A Conversation About Manifesta 10 with Joanna Warsza

    June 26, 2014  —  

    Nato Thompson speaks with Joanna Warsza, curator of Manifesta 10′s public program, about how artists invited to the roving European biennial are responding to the political situation in Russia.  More
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    We’re Here, We’re Qwerty, and I’m Not Sure I Want to Get Used To It

    June 23, 2014  —  

    The musician JD Samson (of Le Tigre and MEN) proposes we celebrate Pride Month with a commitment to commemorate and support diverse struggles across the LGBTQI community, joining together for interpersonal, intersectional discussions instead of divisive online debates.  More
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    Conflicts in Kyrgyzstan Foreshadow Water Wars to Come

    June 17, 2014  —  

    Photographer Fyodor Savintsev documents the mountainous landscape, crumbling Soviet irrigation system and new Russian-backed energy infrastructure of Kyrgyzstan, a country at the center of water conflicts that threaten to engulf Central Asia in the coming years.  More
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    Editor's Letter

    Editor Marisa Mazria Katz speaks with the artist John Hulsey about a recent action he helped organize, in which members of the Boston community group City Life/Urbana Vida occupied a vacant house and an open radio frequency to push for affordable housing.

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