Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
In Venice, tourist crowds generate livelihoods and annoyance
By  • 1 November 2019
"Coping with so many tourists makes everyday life more difficult" Deirdre Kelly, a British artist who’s lived in Venice for 15 years, is worried. She is one of many locals overwhelmed by the ever-increasing number…
Turning ocean garbage into advocacy art
By , • 25 April 2019
"We're sort of aware of that we're in a building that's on fire." When she was eight, Pamela Longobardi nearly drowned in the Atlantic while bodysurfing in New Jersey. A riptide sucked her towards an…
Mask art decries air pollution, climate change
By  • 13 April 2018
In air pollution masks, a canvass for solutions Raising awareness about environmental issues like air pollution and climate change is no [caption id="attachment_9219" align="alignright" width="213"] Maskbook's "Air Mask" by Wen Fang[/caption] easy task. The problems…
'Red Sand' project spotlights trafficking
By  • 10 April 2018
"We can’t merely walk over the most marginalized people in our communities — those who fall through the metaphoric cracks." From forced marriage in Afghanistan to unpaid laborers in southeast Asia's fishing industry, the U.N.'s…
In China's girls, artist sees a growing force
By  • 6 March 2018
  "I wanted to show the power that these little girls had." China's economic boom has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty in the past two decades and transformed a poor country into an…
Art, feminism collide in 'gendercide' exhibit
By  • 18 January 2018
To help explain why her organization spent six years gathering more than 10,000 custom pairs of baby booties from more than 500 seamstresses in Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda and 28 other developing countries,  Beverly Hill has a story.  [caption id="attachment_8946" align="alignleft" width="150"] Beverly…
Islamic dress debate provides fodder for artists
By  • 28 September 2017
In 2011, France became the first European Union country to ban women in public from wearing veils that cover their faces. But the debate over Islamic dress in Europe didn't stop there. Since then a…
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