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China's largest independent film festival, China Independent Film Festival, shutters "indefinitely" as government censorship tightens, announcing “We believe it is impossible to locally organize a film festival with a purely independent spirit.” https://bit.ly/38xWgNP
“Don’t let expectation or what you think will make you a ‘real writer’ get in the way of your curiosity or your strangest impulses," says writer and performer Danez Smith. Check out our full #PENTen interview with Danez here: https://bit.ly/2tL1w1Y.
Hundreds of millions of Chinese web users have been furiously discussing the outbreak of a new deadly virus that’s killed nine people and infected hundreds. https://bloom.bg/2RKwGi0