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Le Weekend: Endangered Odessa, Italy Gets Its Artifacts, Gravity-Defying Fashion

January 28-29

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Le Weekend: Madonna At The French Museum, Ben Franklin 2.0, Norway’s Runic Record

January 21-22

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Le Weekend ➡️ Royal Trolling, Canine Rope-Skipping, Noma Closing

January 14-15

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Le Weekend ➡️ The Sarcophagus Returns, Lula’s Pen Controversy, High-Tech Heels

January 7-8

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Le Weekend ➡️ Aboriginal Art Vandalized, COVID Fake News In India, Signing Santa

December 24-25

  • Weird Russian propaganda
  • Raspberry-picking robot
  • Kafka the copycat
  • … and much more.

The Worldcrunch Today & Le Weekend crew is taking a short break, and will be back on Jan. 2, 2023. As always, we’ll continue publishing new stories through the holidays on Worldcrunch! Happy end of the year to all 🥳

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Society
Alex Zani

From Church Choir To DJ Icon: The Singular Rise Of Anita B Queen

Daughter of conservative Korean immigrants to Argentina, portrait of rising star in Latin America's electronic music club scene who's impossible to categorize.

BUENOS AIRES — In a world that insists on labels, Ana Belén Kim, also known as Anita B Queen, considers herself a "degenerate." That is: someone impossible to classify. The 26-year-old daughter of a Catholic mother and an Evangelical father, both of whom were Korean immigrants who came to Argentina in their early childhood, her musical career began at Cheil, the First Korean Presbyterian Church in the country.

Anita was still a teenager and was surprised to see so many instruments she could use. She taught herself how to play and was soon in charge of the youth band of the church. When she turned 18, her life turned upside down as she questioned her values and her sexuality.

“Imagine, a lifelong Christian girl, growing up in a small, closed, conservative and orthodox Korean community, trying to understand what she was feeling and trying to accept herself.” That year she left the church, withdrew from her peers, separated from her boyfriend, and began dating other women.

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Le Weekend ➡️ Soccer Solitude, Major Oman Exhibition, London Snow Fight

December 17-18

  • A Ukrainian war diary
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Le Weekend ➡️ Aerial View For Iran’s Women, Ukrainian Lion Cubs, BTS People’s Choice

December 10-11

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Le Weekend ➡️ Long COVID App, UNESCO Baguettes, Word Of The Year

December 3-4

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Le Weekend ➡️ Ronaldo & Messi’s Chess Buzz, Celtic Coin Heist, Adele’s Magic Trick

November 26-27

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Le Weekend ➡️ Rescuing Twitter Memes, Mondrian Record, Sniffing Wildfires

November 19-20

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Le Weekend ➡️ Lab-Grown Blood, Nam June Paik Retrospective, Baby Shark Nurse

November 12-13

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