This site is dedicated to the promotion of culture as a tool for fighting boredom, overturning stereotypes and promoting social integration. The name comes from a book about work in the context of violence and social exclusion in Rio de Janeiro. Culture Is Our Weapon is written by Damian Platt and Patrick Neate and published in the USA by Penguin.

Listen to a US WBUR radio nationwide phone-in discussion about the book here.
You can buy it here and read what the LA Times said about it here.