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· January, 2008

Stories about Arts & Culture from January, 2008

UAE: Egg Shortages and Contests

Despite an egg shortage in the market, Bu Jassem from the UAE says there is a contest to break the Guinness record for carrying eggs with one hand being held...

Russia: German Sadulayev's Appeal

Window on Eurasia writes about a Chechen writer's appeal to his fellow countrymen.

Serbia, Albania: Kosovo Rapper

BBC's Mark Mardell interviews “Kosovo’s premier rapper” Genc Prevlaka.

Jamaica: “Heartbreaking” deterioration

Montego Bay Day By Day posts “heartbreaking” photos of a deteriorating historic building in Falmouth, Jamaica.

Trinidad and Tobago: “Not playing mas”

Trinidad's Coffeewallah explains why she will not be participating in this year's Carnival masquerade.

Kazakhstan: Mobile Video Festival

Zhanna Zhukova reports that the first festival of short films, shot by cameras installed in the cellphones, was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, January 26.

Korea: Entertainers’ lives, media and internet

Na Hoon-a, a legendary singer in Korea famous for his charisma during his 40 year career and for numerous rumors about his personal life, surprised everyone at a press conference....

Citizen Uganda: Smart and very, very pretty

Citizen Uganda is the best new online source of information about Uganda, and it's also very, very pretty. To scroll down the main page of Citizen Uganda is to indulge...

Trinidad & Tobago: Where's The ‘Mas?

Thebookmann attends Trinidadian artist Ashraph's Carnival exhibition: “The Midnight Robber, the Fancy Sailor, Bats, Red Devils and Fancy Indians, Kings and Queens and to its current transitional state of feathers...

St Vincent & The Grenadines, Belize: Palacio Gone To Soon

St. Vincent blogger Abeni knew the late Belizean musician Andy Palacio personally and says: “News of his death…triggered all those memories of yesteryear. Gone at 47 which seems too soon.”

Cambodia: Online Game Launch

Vutha takes us to the launch of an online game in Cambodia where a popular Cambodian singer appears as one of characters from the game.

Singapore: Increasing Chinese New Year Takes

Geek Goddess has some tips on how to increase your Chinese New Year takes. Younger and unmarried members of the family receive red packets with money in it for Chinese...

Albania, Italy: Adrian Paci

Living in Shkoder writes about the work of Adrian Paci, an Albania-born, Italy-based artist.

Belarus, Latvia: “Ploshcha”

Marginalia watches Ploshcha (“The Square”), a film about the March 2006 mass protests in Minsk – “and watching it is a good way to mark Ceauşescu's birthday and Suharto's death”...

Slovenia: Janša, Janša, Janša

Adventures in Wheelville writes about “the new (and rather mysterious) art group Janša, Janša, Janša, a group of artists who'd recently changed their names to that of the Prime Minister...

Serbia: Belgrade's Past

Belgrade 2.0 muses on Belgrade's past and posts some old videos.

Egypt: 40th Cairo International Book Fair

Eman AbdElRahman is in love with January, all the more because a world-class book fair is just outside her doorsteps. In this post, she shares with us the excitement of...

Trinidad & Tobago: Panorama

Thebookmann reports on the pervasive mood as Trinidad and Tobago steelbands move closer to the Panorama finals.

Paraguay: An Introduction to a Growing Blogosphere

Muna Annahas, a Paraguayan blogger, writes her first Global Voices Online post and provides an introduction to the Paraguayan blogosphere. She provides examples of interesting academic, political, cultural, personal, and...

Armenia: Tattoos

The Armenian Patchwork posts photographs documenting a tattoo artist in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. Although the country can be quite conservative, interest in tattoos has grown over the years and...

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