Graffiti in Paris: pushing boundaries and asserting femininity in a male-dominated subculture

Art and Foreign Affairs Editor Maggie Nicoll on why Parisian graffiti artist Lady K is her alternative feminist icon. It sounds like a cliché, but Paris really is one of my favourite cities in the world. I love it for all of the clichéd reasons, too: the joy of people-watching from a café terrace, going … Continue reading Graffiti in Paris: pushing boundaries and asserting femininity in a male-dominated subculture

Have you heard from Algeria? The living dead and the silence of the media in North Africa

Over the last few days, demonstrations of historical proportions have been taking place across Algeria, in response to President Bouteflika’s announcement that he wants to continue in his position for a fifth term. The demonstrations are some of the biggest the country has seen in recent years and have been dubbed an ‘Algerian Spring’. “Y’en … Continue reading Have you heard from Algeria? The living dead and the silence of the media in North Africa