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· October, 2008

Stories about Arts & Culture from October, 2008

Serbia: Underground Fashion

“[…] In a dingy underground passage that connects two sides of one of Belgrade's main streets,” A Yankee-in-Belgrade discovers someone who could possibly become a promising fashion designer and posts...

Frightful Facts or Fantastical Fictions?

This third part of the "Lore, ghosts, demons and frights" series has arrived, and we are looking this time a bit beyond the Latin American borders. With this last installment,...

Bermuda: National Pride

FreshieBlog lists a number of reasons he is proud to be Bermudian.

Bangladesh: Rickshawpuller as pop idol

Mark Dummett reports that Omar Ali, a rickshaw puller from an impoverished village became Bangladesh’s new music star.

BOBs: Global Videobloggers Compete for Award Part 2

Earlier this week we visited the videoblogs of some of the nominees for the BOBs, Deutsche Welle's Best of Blogs awards. On this second part, we'll see which other videobloggers...

China and U.S: World of Warcraft

China Beat blogs an interview with UCI Professor of Informatics Bonnie Nardi on her research founding on WoW players in China and the U.S.

Ukraine: Kyiv's Churches

Pictures of Kyiv's churches – at Nash Holos.

Vietnam: Ancient capital as UNESCO heritage site

The ancient capital of Hoa Lu in the Ninh Binh province of Vietnam is being proposed as a possible UNESCO world heritage site.

SketchPAN: World without Words

SketchPAN, a service from Korea, aims to create a easy platform for people to express themselves with paintings. In the world without words, language is no longer a barrier for...

Slovakia: The Most Famous Slovaks

The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia writes about the most famous Slovaks.

Ukraine: Inside St. Volodymyr's Cathedral in Kyiv

Olechko posts the most recent of her daily paintings: St. Volodymyr Cathedral in Kyiv.

Russia, U.S.: Sergei Elkin's U.S. Election Cartoons

Ukrainiana writes about Russian cartoonist Sergei Elkin and his cartoons on the U.S. presidential race.

Malaysia's Jungle Spirits

Lush with primary and secondary virgin jungle, Malaysians have long held a respect for the forests. It also helps that myths, whether bearing down from the forefathers or from urban...

Mexico: Day of the Dead Preparations

The Day of the Dead is fast approaching in Mexico, and Daniel Hernandez of Intersections posts a picture of a typical vendor stand that are popping up on sidewalks and...

Morocco: Halloween Not Just for Expats Anymore

The Halloween tradition is a muddled one; with traditions in an ancient Celtic celebration, Halloween started in Europe and made its way to the United States, where it has been...

Bangladesh: Radio regains its popularity

Ronnie Siraji writes in E-Bangladesh that in recent years Radio regained its popularity in Bangladesh thanks to the three private FM radio channels and built in FM radio technology in...

Rising Voices Nominated World's Best Blog

Global Voices’ citizen media outreach project, Rising Voices has been nominated for a “Best of the Blogs Award” (B.O.B.) in the category “Best Weblog”. More than 8,500 weblogs were suggested...

Angola: On the mermaid Kianda and other mythical beings

Angola has several stories, legends and mythical characters which, like a breath of fresh air, feed the imagination of young ones and adults alike, giving wealth to Angolan history and...

Angola: A post dedicated to prize winner musician Paulo Flores

Luanda born musician Paulo Flores has won the Angolan National Prize for Arts and Culture. Koluki [pt] takes the opportunity to “dedicate a post to some of his music, focusing...

Carbon Footprint Calculators

Last month, GV environment looked at Maps, online communities and carbon footprint calculators. Since then there have been more calculators released, and in this post we list some of these...

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