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Stories about Arts & Culture
26 October 2016
"Our history is complicated and troubling and painful and horrendous.... Asking that those complications be acknowledged is not censorship. It is a cry against continued erasure."
22 October 2016
20 October 2016
Skateboarding isn't popular in South Africa, especially in black communities. As one young Zulu puts it, "We are skateboarders because we want to live a life which is good...and awesome."
19 October 2016
Far from the frenzy of the capital, the cities of Ohrid, Struga and Bitola in southern Macedonia's offer history, culture, cuisine, biodiversity and some truly astounding landscapes.
17 October 2016
"My animal sculptures, made from an accumulation of newspapers, might perhaps be portraying ourselves and our lives, on many levels."
16 October 2016
The city of Porto, Portugal, is nearly ready for the ninth installment of “futureplaces”—a convention that combines citizen labs, performances, presentations, and debate.
14 October 2016
"The environment affects you. [...] This annual trip, from Jamaica to the UK, made me recognize the huge difference in the light. The way you see color changes."
Every year Japanese people wait in anticipation for Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. And every year they are disappointed.
13 October 2016
"The argument for Dylan would rest squarely on the quality and influence of his work over the years, and the fact that they have now become classics of modern poetry..."
12 October 2016
Global Voices reviews a few stories covered by the Video Volunteers community's citizen journalists, showing how girls in India face and cope with various gender-related challenges.
10 October 2016
6 October 2016
"Why should I worry about what people say? Everyone has their culture."
4 October 2016
"We should learn from him and do away with this VIP culture in India."
The second edition of the Australian National Dictionary has an additional 6,000 entries from down under to help you learn the local lingo.
2 October 2016
Manane Rodriguez's “Migas de Pan” tells the story of a group of women tortured and sexually abused by Uruguay's dictatorship, set thirty years after the regime's fall.
"If (the cultural ministry) monopolises any form of art, drains it of involvement by the common man, that art is likely to go extinct."
1 October 2016
Morocco has always been one of the most popular filming sites in the world, where many international filmmakers have shot some of their hit movies.
30 September 2016
"When you're six years old and you read that your ancestors were Gauls, with fair hair and blue eyes... it wasn't only us who giggled, it was the teacher, too.”
28 September 2016
Iran's 1953 coup d'état is widely depicted as a rupture in the modern history of Iran. It is also a Pandora’s box filled with contested narratives.