Why you can teach funny

Why you can teach funny

Comedy is an art form. Kate Smurthwaite explains.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Photo: Mohamed Somji

The dark side of the desert Louvre

Downtrodden workers have been ignored in France’s rush to a cultural partnership with the building of the UAE’s new Louvre gallery. Yohann Koshy reports.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017

A word with Murad Subay

Yemeni street artist Murad Subay on using art to campaign and to commemorate.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016

Open Window - Fashion

This month's guest cartoonist is Payam Boromand from Iran.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Photo: Sudeep Lingamneni

Southern Exposure: Sudeep Lingamneni

Alice Melike Ülgezer’s Kurdish body art photographed by Sudeep Lingamneni.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Banished Petroleum

Banished Petroleum

Jess Worth reports on a victory for campaigners wanting BP out of the arts.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
BP is loath to admit that campaigners have won the art sponsorship PR battle.Photo © Andrew Perry

Artful dodging

Five reasons not to buy BP’s story about the end of its sponsorship deals.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Aref Tarikh (‘The Syrian people know their way’) is a collective of Syrian artists producing political posters. This image is a comment on breaking the fear instilled by the regime’s security apparatus. It reads: ‘This is civil disobedience. There is no need to stay quiet any more.’

Singing in the kingdom of silence

The Syrian revolution released a flood of artistic and intellectual creativity. Four years later, it has not subsided.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015
Photo: Robin Bahhi

Art and soul

Syrian artists in exile feel free to express themselves and their politics, discovers Lydia James.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014
SUN Ji: “Memory City I #2” (2005) Pigment print on fine art paper. 75.5cm x 50cm - Edition of
10; 120cm x 80cm– Edition of 10.©SUN Ji. Courtesy of m97 Gallery, Shanghai

Southern Exposure

Chinese artist Sun Ji blends past and present Shanghai in his photo collages.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012
Human potential and
happiness in Benda Bilili!

Best of the Arts 2011

We watched, we read, we listened: New Internationalist's favourite films, books and music from last year.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
Reviews

Reviews

Films, books and music from around the world reviewed.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
Chicks on speed

Chicks on speed

Naked art-piles, wireless guitar shoes, and jackets that turn into tents...
Also: a controversial comedy about farmer suicides (yes, that's right) from Indian filmmaker Anusha Rizvi, and a special focus on a new generation of exciting and talented

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NI 436 - A wake-up call for democracy - October, 2010

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Article title From magazine Publication date
A better media is possible June, 2018
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Adapt or die April, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
A wake-up call for democracy October, 2010
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