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At Cultural Weekly, we incite, inform and inspire. This is a place to talk about our creative culture with passion, perspective and analysis – and more words than “thumbs up” or “thumbs down.”  We draw attention to our cultural environment, illuminate it, and make it better through rich conversations.  We look at culture through the different lenses of media, money, technology and entertainment, always with prime focus on creativity in action.

Cultural Weekly is a free platform for independent voices. Our writers retain copyright on their work, upload the content themselves, and use Cultural Weekly’s digital frame to elevate the conversation and to amplify their diverse messages. We exercise minimal editorial control; we support creative people who have an aesthetic viewpoint and express it with clarity and passion.

Since its founding in 2011, Cultural Weekly has served as a working example of culturally-centered participatory civic media — an opportunity for diverse voices and perspectives to be shared from our curated platform. As cultural provocateurs, we believe in the primacy of creative expression and support artists’ freedoms, rights, and the value of their work. We are particularly wary of any efforts to hamper creative expression, especially when that expression is against the mainstream. Artists walk the edge; artists are disruptive; moreover, artists are prophets. From the cubist painters finding a new way to look at reality, which pre-dated and predicted quantum mechanics, to the past decade’s global filmmakers, whose works paved the way for social change, creative people foretell where we are going. Watch the artists: they see the future. We are the proud home of the Jack Grapes Poetry Prize, which also serves as our open submission period. The Poetry Prize accepts submissions June-July each year, and it is free to enter. Please check our homepage for announcements about the next round of the Poetry Prize. We also include information about each year’s submission period in our regular emails; you can subscribe free here: https://www.culturalweekly.com/subscribe-to-cultural-weekly/ Cultural Weekly is published by Next Echo Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 charitable organization. We welcome your tax-deductible donation to continue and expand our work. In fact, we need your donation to survive, especially now, when the need for strong creative voices has never been more important. Donate here: https://www.culturalweekly.com/donate/ Each weekly edition is a hyper-curated and eclectic mix to stimulate your cultural passions. Cultural Weekly is a “digital magazine”: we don’t kill any trees, but we do inconvenience trillions of electrons. Cultural Weekly posts late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, depending on your time zone.

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