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· August, 2009

Stories about Arts & Culture from August, 2009

31 August 2009

Cambodia: Advice to expats

Israel: Influence of Hippies on Israeli Culture

Ghana: Top 10 Ghanaians songs of 2009

Ghana: Busta Rhymes in Accra

Bahamas: Living Off Art

Chile: The Chile + Cultura Festival 2009

Malaysia: Muslims can’t watch “immoral” concerts

The political party which banned the concerts of Beyonce, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani in Malaysia is now proposing to ban the "sinful" Michael Learns to Rock concert. Malaysian Muslims...

30 August 2009

Israel: When Translations Go Wrong

Israel: Hollywood in the Holy Land

Arab World: Welcoming Ramadan

Ramadan is an important month in the Muslim calendar. Bloggers writing in Arabic celebrate the month, already in its first week, in this post, where we share some of the...

29 August 2009

Russia: Satellite Pics of Traffic Jam Caused by Officials

Palestine: Waiting for the Iftar Cannon in Gaza

The war on Gaza has made many traditions a distant memory. Palestinian blogger Hazem [ar] laments the end of a Ramadan ritual, which his grandfather remembers and which is no...

Spain, USA : Artists (Dis)cover the Veil

28 August 2009

East Timor: Abe Barreto Soares’ Poetry for Nation Building

He calls himself a “wanderer like anyone else” but Abe Barreto Soares is also a poet, a translator and an active blogger. In this interview, he talks about Timorese nationalism,...

27 August 2009

Russia: Nikita Mikhalkov's '12’

Martinique: Dance the Bèlè

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: R.I.P. Walter Porter

Japan: What to do with “Media Arts”

For a nation working to capitalize its “soft power”, what is the role of anime and manga culture in governmental policies? The official answer is that anime, manga and digital...

Ecuador: The Frustrations of Being a Writer

Being a writer in Ecuador can be frustrating. Whether it is the lack of books available or how politicians use cultural events to spread their message, many authors just want...

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