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· September, 2008

Stories about Arts & Culture from September, 2008

Arabeyes: Snapshots of Eid

It's Eid today, or tomorrow. Eid Al Fitr is a celebration which marks the end of the Muslim month of Ramadhan, and here are a few reactions on the occasion...

Qatar: Children and Ramadhan

“My kids go to bed at 7:30 PM but it seems that nothing for kids starts until after 8 during Ramadan! We're bored!” asked American Expat, at Qatar Living. For...

Bangladesh: Significance of Eid ul Fitr

Depending on geographic location, muslims around the world will be celebrating the Eid ul Fitr Festival either on Tuesday (30th September) or Wednesday (1st October). Inspirations and Creative Thoughts discusses...

India: The Kolu

Blokesablogin writes in Desicritics about the Kolu: “While the Bengalis begin their Pujo, many of us in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, set up ‘steps’ and have a dolls exhibition,...

Russia: A demand for 19th century art

Just A Mon comments on soaring international prices on Russian 19th and early 20th century art – especially that of landscape painter Aivazovsky.

Dominica: Independence

Dominica Weekly posts photos from the opening ceremony of the island's 30th anniversary of independence.

Japan: The psychology of prostitution, and why it should be legalized

id:fromdusktildawn delves into the the roots and social context of prostitution [ja], arguing that by looking down on women who work in the sex industry, men offload feelings of guilt...

Korea: Ceremonial Expenses

What is your biggest expense? A website, www.career.co.kr, did a survey of 1,676 employees, and asked them which of their expenses they consider worthless. The highest percentage answered drinking and...

Deaf Awareness Week: Organizing Offline activities Online

This last segment of the Deaf Awareness Week (part 1, part 2) shows us how the deaf use their videos to organize their communities and strenghten their offline ties.

Paraguay: The Mennonite Community

Muna Annahas writes about the long history of the Mennonite community in Paraguay.

Egypt: National Theater on Fire

It seems that the Egyptians have succeeded in bringing Nero back to life. And the Egyptian Nero has a long list of places to burn. He started with the Egyptian...

India: Ramadan in Kolkata

Cuckoo's Call posts some photos of Ramadan in Calcutta (Kolkata).

Taiwan: The Return of Local Cinema

This summer, Taiwanese cinema is not only celebrating a comeback, but is also shining like the sun. No matter how strongly the typhoon hits Taiwan, movie theaters are witnessing hundreds,...

Ethiopia: Let's talk about theatre

Ethiopian blogger, Arefe, writes “An Ethiopian actor who paid for Iago’s sin”: “The late Laureate Tsegaye Gebre-Medhin was the leading Amharic Shakespeare translator and his translation of Othello has been...

South Africa: I quit smoking pot when I was 10

Khaya, the South African videoblogger, posts a video titled, “I quit smoking pot when I was 10.”

Japan: Kiki's Atashi Kanojo

Blogger Akihito Kobayashi at the Shirokuma Blog reports on his experience [ja] reading the winning work in this year's keitai shosetsu awards: “Atashi Kanojo” (あたし彼女) by 23-year-old writer Kiki. Although...

Iran: Iranian American Writers

Parsarts says that the Association of Iranian American Writers (AIAW) has just launched their website, iranianamericanwriters.org, which features member profiles, excerpts of member work, and a blog.

Bangladesh: Eid & Puja shopping

With the Eid & Puja festivities nearing the people of Dhaka are busy with shopping. Dhaka blog posts some photos of Eid shopping in the city.

Trinidad & Tobago: Amerindian Heritage Day

The Voice of the Taino People Online reports that “Amerindian Heritage Day will be commemorated this year in Trinidad and Tobago.”

Armenia: Cultural Control

Unzipped says that there is a link between the decision to remove the screening of a film by well known director Tigran Khzmalyan from the programme at Yerevan's main cinema...

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