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· December, 2007

Stories about Arts & Culture from December, 2007

New Bloggers Use Poetry to Describe Their Communities, Feelings, Friends

The new bloggers of Rising Voices outreach projects in Colombia, Bolivia, and Bangladesh are more than just up-and-coming citizen journalists. They have also discovered the power of prose to reveal...

India: Baghdad Burning on stage

Known Turf on watching a dramatic reproduction of the blog – Baghdad Burning on stage.

Ethiopia: Queen of Sheba, Now Available in French

Francophone music blog Roots and Culture interviews Samuel Malher, a religious scholar from Strasbourg who has written the first unabridged French translation of the Kebra Negast, a sacred Ethiopian text....

Sudan: The Aftermath of the Teddy Bear Circus

Not surprisingly, about a month ago the Sudanese blogosphere's main topic and attraction was the teddy bear circus which received a huge amount of global media attention.

Jordan: Film Festivals, Citizenship Law and More

From a film festival in Dubai, a Jordanian film maker is making his debut at Sundance. Mohammad Al Azraq reports on that as well as the citizenship law in Jordan,...

Czech Republic: New Year's in Prague

The Czech Daily Word provides some stats on the upcoming New Year's celebrations in Prague.

Serbia: “Manufactured Guilt”

Gray Falcon writes that “only by rejecting this manufactured guilt and by understanding who made it and with what purpose can the Serbs begin their path to freedom.”

Uganda: Is Uganda mentally, intellectually and creatively broke?

An interview with a Kampala City Council official has blogger Tumwijuke wondering if Uganda is “mentally, intellectually and creatively broke.”

Hungary: Things to Love & Hate in Budapest

Pestcentric shares 10 things to hate and 10 things to love about Budapest.

Barbados: Jordan Passes On

Cheese-on-bread! acknowledges the passing of Barbadian visual artist and costume designer Winston Jordan.

Armenia: Come on-a My House for New Year

Armenian Food reminds its readers of the 1951 hit by Rosemary Clooney, aunt of actor George Clooney, Come On-a My House. Written by two ethnic Armenians, one of which was...

Thailand: Miniature Candy

Thai-blog.com introduces the colorful miniature candy from Thailand.

Bahamas: Theatre and Democracy

Nicolette Bethel agrees with artistic director Oskar Eustis that “The same emotion that is required for theatre to work is the emotion that is required for democracy to work —...

West Africa: The four Cameroonian historical myths

Today, we are taking a tour of the West African blogosphere. Bloggers from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Nigeria are discussing children's books, historical myths, the military and politics.

Japan: Learning from the failure of Second Life

Second Life in Japan is virtually dead. While three-dimensional environments such as "meet me" and Hatena World have seen their popularity rise, the most famous virtual environment in the world...

Japan: Christmas Cards

James blogs his collection of Christmas Cards in Japan Probe.

Mexico: Graffiti Contest at Azteca Stadium

A contest for graffiti artists is scheduled for the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Vivir México [es] has more information.

Bolivia: Christmas as a Child

Ruben Hilari of Lenguas y Comunicacion [es] recalls his childhood at Christmastime and the current scenes of children asking for coins.

Costa Rica: Christmas Reflections

Costa Rican blogger Julia Ardón provides a reflection on “why she likes Christmas [es]“.

Bolivia: Commercial Activity at Christmas

Alberto Medrano of El Alto Noticias [es] writes about holiday traditions and commercial activity in El Alto, Bolivia.

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