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Frederick is in South America. He has worked for AP, the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, VICE and others, recently reporting from Brazil, Uruguay and Antarctica.

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Bringing Books to El Barrio

Bringing Books to El Barrio

NORTHATTAN: Despite the area’s rich cultural heritage, places to enjoy literature are hard to find in East Harlem. But now one woman has raised over $70,000 to open a new Latino bookstore for the community.
Iconic Mural Restored in El Barrio

Iconic Mural Restored in El Barrio

NORTHATTAN: At the heart of Spanish Harlem, artists and activists recently repainted a 12-year-old portrait of Che Guevara and Don Pedro Albizu Campos, the father of Puerto Rico’s independence movement.
Cosmic Rhymes with Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

Cosmic Rhymes with Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

Talking to a prominent Nuyorican poet about his inspiration and creative processes.
Graceful Resistance at East Harlem Church

Graceful Resistance at East Harlem Church

NORTHATTAN: How a devout group of parishioners is defying the religious authorities after its church was closed nearly five years ago.
Al-Jazeera, WikiLeaks and the War on Terror

Al-Jazeera, WikiLeaks and the War on Terror

To what extent has the ‘War on Terror’ enabled emerging informational forces, such as Al-Jazeera and WikiLeaks, to successfully challenge US and Western hegemony in the global media landscape?
Can rap change Russia?

Can rap change Russia?

GLOBAL POST: Hip-hop artist Noize MC challenges the Russian authorities with provocative rhymes – and in summer 2010 he found himself locked up for it.
Moscow’s White-collar Fight Club

Moscow’s White-collar Fight Club

While you won’t see Brad Pitt getting a bloody nose from some anonymous office face with chronic insomnia, Moscow’s new October Boxing Club hints at a similar concept...
Downhill with a Difference: Moscow’s Real Wacky Racers

Downhill with a Difference: Moscow’s Real Wacky Racers

An unclassified dispatch from the 2009 'Tazovy Downhill' annual bowl race, a colourful event organised by Muscovites to raise their dreary winter spirits.
A Traveler’s Road to Enlightenment

A Traveler’s Road to Enlightenment

Hitching rides became a way of life for Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation. Decades later, Anton Krotov is leading a movement of Russia’s globetrotting “free travelers.” With over 30 years of travel experience and 17 books under his belt, Anton Krotov doesn’t lack in tales from the road. “One of my favorite stories comes from a...
Football’s red armies are growing stronger

Football’s red armies are growing stronger

On any Premiership match day in pubs and homes around the UK, football fans of all creeds gather to drink, socialise and cheer on their favoured club. The majority of teams have a strictly local following, while others – generally the most successful sides like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea – possess a nationwide...
Le Cool Moscow – July/August

Le Cool Moscow – July/August

Afisha Picnic Kolomenskiy Park, 8/8/09 The cult British ska-pop combo Madness will take to a Moscow stage for the first time in their checkered 33-year history. Headlining the capital’s biggest summer festival will be no daunting task for a group which spent over 200 weeks on the UK singles charts between 1980-86, now reunited and...
Brazilian culture at a high temperature in Russia

Brazilian culture at a high temperature in Russia

A close circle of people is singing and chanting under Pushkinsky Most early Sunday evening. In the centre, two at a time duck, dive, feint and sway in hypnotising fashion, while enchanting vocal drones, drums and bow-like berimbaus provide the perfect musical accompaniment. It’s a weekly gathering of Moscow’s capoeira enthusiasts, disciples of the Afro-Brazilian...