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The writer who published a satirical magazine while hiding in a Dutch home during WWII

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From 1943 to 1945, Curt Bloch, a German Jew, published the magazine “Het Onderwater Cabaret” from a crawl space in the Dutch home he was hiding in. His work is being featured next year in an exhibit at the Jewish Museum Berlin.

Malaysian Chinese comedian Nigel Ng poses as "Uncle Roger" to critique people's culinary endeavors. His YouTube channel has nearly half a billion views.

Uncle Roger, YouTube’s culinary avenger for Asian food

A man is shown sitting cross-legged with dozens of cartoons on the floor all around him.

Pedro Molina’s fight for fair elections in Nicaragua through cartoons

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El Salvador becomes the first country in the world to make bitcoin legal tender

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Secondary school students play in the courtyard at the College Henri Matisse school during its reopening in Nice as French children return to their schools after the summer break.

European students return to class; King Salman sacks Saudi commander; Hotel Rwanda figure arrested abroad

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A page from "The Structure is Rotten, Comrade."

This surrealist graphic novel delves into architecture and social change

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Set in Moscow, Yerevan, and Paris, “The Structure is Rotten, Comrade” is a graphic novel that follows an architect bent on destroying the collective memory of a city. Host Carol Hills speaks with author Viken Berberian about what inspired the book.

ruined homes in seoul during the korean war

Scenes from Seoul unearthed in unpublished collection of Korean war-era photos


Allan Manuel’s never-before-seen photos reveal much about vibrant life on the Korean peninsula in a time of overwhelming death — and when most were certainly suffering.

Zapiro drew this cartoon to accompany the Mail & Guardian’s 2013 expose on the lavish state-funded ‘security improvements’ made to Jacob Zuma’s private home in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal province. They included a visitor's center, amphitheater, additional h

This South African cartoonist draws on 20 years of Zuma ‘WTF’ scandals

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Zapiro has spent more than two decades drawing the scandals and peccadillos of Jacob Zuma — and been sued along the way.

Political cartoon showing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the style of Ikea instructions.

In new book, Lebanese Satirist Karl reMarks skewers Middle East pundits

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Karl reMarks talks about his upcoming book, “And Then God Created the Middle East and Said ‘Let There Be Breaking News'” and tells us his views on Western media covering the Middle East.

Justice holds her scales while someone stands ontop of her in this political cartoon

Venezuelans cartoon their country’s crisis

From exile, Venezuelan political cartoonists draw the drama playing out in their home country where two people, Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó, claim to be the nation’s leader.