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· July, 2009

Stories about Arts & Culture from July, 2009

Put it On: Global Online Contest for Filmmakers

Put it On is awarding a scholarship to the New York Film Academy and a cash prize of $5000 USD in its contest for the best short and feature films...

Russia: Putin on Solzhenitsyn

Eternal Remont writes about PM Vladimir Putin's recent interaction with Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's widow.

Mexico: Free Events Around the City

Gratis Hasta Puñaladas [es] is a new blog dedicated to sharing information about events and activities around the city that are free.

Trinidad & Tobago: Emancipation Celebrations

“On August 1, 1985, Trinidad and Tobago became the first country in the world to declare a national holiday to commemorate the abolition of slavery”: Repeating Islands highlights Emancipation Day...

Peru: Oral Storytelling Festival in August

The 3rd National Festival of Oral Storytelling will take place throughout the month of August in Lima and Lambayeque, Peru. Elizabeth Lino Cornejo of Te Voy a Contar [es] writes...

Cuba: Interview with Blogger Lizabal Mónica

Cuban writer Lizabel Mónica has been blogging since 2007 and has been using her blogs to "build bridges between literature and national and international art, as well as to explore...

Russia: Oleg Yankovsky

Mumin Shakirov of OpenDemocracy.net writes about actor Oleg Yankovsky, who died of cancer in Moscow earlier this year.

Czech Republic, Russia: “Putin Goes To Pikalyovo”

CzechFolks.com and Scraps of Moscow write about a Russian YouTube rendition of a 1970s Czech song, which mocks PM Vladimir Putin.

Malaysia: Remembering film director Yasmin Ahmad

Popular Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad passed away suddenly on July 25. The Malaysian blogosphere took to their keyboards to pay tribute to the icon.

Trinidad & Tobago: Mother Earth

“It’s not how many tractors you have or how much oil you drill or how many smelters you build. But the humanity and the humility of what you do with...

India: Best Interior Design Blogs

BlogAdda showcases nine best Indian interior design blogs.

Jamaica: Dancehall & Child Abuse

As the Jamaican government introduces a child pornography bill, Jamaica Salt makes it clear that the blame for the rise in child abuse on the island cannot be laid squarely...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Musical collaboration

Despite the unresolved conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh which has left many citizens of both countries intolerant and bitterly opposed to the other, a Baku-based newspaper has...

Philippines: Eating Taho

My Cebu PhotoBlog posts pictures of Taho, a popular snack item in the Philippines made of bean curd, tapioca balls, and sweet ’sauce’ from liquefied sugar.

United Nations: Video contest for 9-25 year olds about migration

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations is organizing the Plural+ video contest about building a more inclusive, tolerant society. The contest is open for any participant between the ages of...

The Balkans: Language Issue

Gray Falcon writes about the language issue in the former Yugoslavia – here and here.

Czech Republic: Significant Czech Woman Abroad Award

CzechFolks.com writes about the 2009 winners of the award for Significant Czech Woman Abroad.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Tributes to Michael

“This year’s Reggae Sumfest was all about Tributes to Michael”: From Jamaica, The Phoenix in a Gas House reports.

Uruguay: CIP, Showcasing National Films and Shorts

They call it an alternative to online video channels so that their videos don't have to compete for attention with short home-videos of birthdays, cats and lip synching to music....

Japan: Fireworks in Tokyo

Auberginefleur at Japan Now & Then has compiled a handy list of Tokyo's firework events for 2009. suzurzan.ranran, cadm2, chris.jan have uploaded their photos of yesterday's Sumidagawa Fireworks Festival, one...

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