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· June, 2006

Stories about Arts & Culture from June, 2006

The Wikipedia and Español

Puerto Rican blogger Eugenio Martínez Rodríguez contemplates (ES) the potential influence of the Wikipedia on the Spanish language.

Jamaica: Land of unfettered breasts?

Francis Wade examines the feelings invoked by the sight of bra-less women in Jamaica and tries to figure out the rationale behind the eschweing of foundation garments.

Jamaica: Going home

Jamaican Francis Wade addresses the “remarkable inner journey” one embarks upon on returning to one's homeland, and discusses some of the tools that have helped him along the way.

Antigua: New literary festival

Simone Champagnie announces the inaugural Caribbean Literary Festival, set to take place in Antigua in November 2006.

Brazil: Caetano Veloso's Biography

France-based Togolese bloggerKangni Alem writes (Fr): “Even though modesty is not Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso's forte, he has great talent as an agitator. He also exhibits phenomenal memory in the...

Bangladesh: Kawran Bazar

Dhaka Diary on the corners in Dhaka. “Kawran Bazar, plays out to an audience of many, movement is rapid, shift and purposeful. It is a hub of action and activity,...

Philippines: Tourism in Philippines

The blogger at pinoysphere invites reader to check out a Philippines tourism video. The bloggers wonders why Philippines does not feature in people's travel plans. “Asian tourist destinations usually featured...

Arabisc: Arabic Bloggers Ken, War and Women Rights

Summer holidays, women rights, war in Iraq and war in Palestine. These are some of the permanent scene in the Arabic language blogsphere these days. Here is some of what...

North Korea: Art and nature

“Unlike a lot of North Korean ‘Juche Art’ which tends to give kitsch a bad name, writes the Kotaji blogger of the same name in ‘Art and nature in North...

Plants & Hippos

Some hippos are beautiful And plants are weird! They grow out of hippos bellies! By kikuyumoja on maisha

Appreciating Caribbean writing

A New York Times article about a new anthology of Jamaican writing published by a US press gets Geoffrey Philp thinking about why North Americans may not be as open...

Bahamas: Fight choreography

Ringplay Productions, a theatre-oriented blog out of the Bahamas, publishes photos from a recent workshop on fight choreography.

China: Artist-blogger leaves

“Tomorrow I'm leaving Guangzhou again,” writes choreographer-blogger Frances d'Ath at Supernaut. “I'll be back in October.“

Armenia: Dutch Dancer

Myrthe writes on Tineke van Geel, a Dutch woman who has been teaching Armenian dance for almost 30 years.

Russia: Photographs Critiqued

Wu Wei writes about Simon Roberts’ photos of Russia published in Granta and some of the realities they convey: “I know what he means, but I'm not sure he really...

What are Indian Bloggers Talking About?

What are Indian Bloggers Talking About? Rudest City, Food, Weddings and Technology...

Singapore: Dragon Boat Race

The blogger at Good Morning Yesterday talks about the Dragon Boat Festival in Singapore and posts videos of couple of dragonboat racing training sessions.

Haiti: World Cup Used for AIDS Outreach

Collectif Haiti de Provence writes (Fr): “Showing the Brazil v. Japan Football World Cup match, Gret/Haiti, in collaboration with the ministries of health and culture, UNFPA and the Gheskio Centers,...

Guyana: Amusing umbrella

Guyana-Gyal's beat-up umbrella becomes a source of amusement for a minibus driver.

Belarus: Stencil Graffiti

A new LJ community has been created: by_stencil – “Belarusian stencil REVOLUTION” (BEL, RUS) It includes photos of both political and apolitical stencil graffiti in Belarus. One photo is from...

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