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· October, 2009

Stories about Arts & Culture from October, 2009

Haiti: National Anthem Singing Contest

Sammuel from Thanks for loving Haiti has launched [En/Fr/Fr Cr] a video contest for the best Haitian National Anthem singer. The best video will be chosen by the readers and...

Trinidad & Tobago: India Tour

Trinidad and Tobago's rapso ambassadors, 3 Canal, are preparing for an upcoming tour of India. Caribbean Free Radio posts a podcast with all the details.

Peru: A Different Look at San Martín Statue in Lima

Juan Arellano of the blog Globalizado [es] has an up-close look at the Statue of General José de San Martín in Central Lima, Peru. As part of the events of...

Sri Lanka: Paintings To Unite The Nation

“10 canvases painted by students who attended the Future Leaders Conference (FLC) 2009 were selected for display at the ‘Colombo Art Biennale 2009′,” informs Sri Lanka Unites. In these canvasses...

China: Painted plagiarism of a push-up photograph

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI highlighted a recent painted plagiarism scandal by an artist named Li Yueliang.

Japan: Animated stereoviews of old Japan

Pink Tentacle picked up enigmatic photographer T. Enami (1859-1929)'s photos of old Japan and represented the stereoviews through gif animation.

Egypt: Egyptian Male Blogger Orders Artificial Hymen

So much was said and written about the artificial virginity hymen kit - that Egyptian male blogger Mohamed Al Rahhal just had to buy one. Marwa Rakha brings us the...

Albania: Robert Elsie's “Albanian Dialects”

Albanian Blogger recommends scholar Robert Elsie's work to those interested in the Albanian language and literature.

Hungary: Budapest

Marietta Le of Remainder of Budapest comments on Budapest Business Region's campaign video and on the discussion raging on YouTube and elsewhere – here and here. She also links to...

Video: Winners of UN Contest became Citizen Ambassadors

We bring you the 5 winning videos for the UN contest where participants sent in a video stating what they would tell world leaders if they had the chance. The...

Dominica: Fruit Cake

Dominica's Gourmet Global is getting ready for fruit cake season and posts a mouth-watering recipe!

Japan: News in Manga Format

The Kininaruu blog is enthusiastic about Manga no Shinbun (‘Manga Newspaper’), a new Japanese website that publishes news stories as manga illustrations. Boo-hee thinks it's a good medium in a...

Palestine: A Student's Tour Of Gaza

Lina Al Sharif, blogging at 360 km2 of Chaos, describes the trip around Gaza that she made with her university friends, and shows us a video of some of the...

St. Lucia: Death of the Artiste?

“In the Caribbean you’re more likely to wake up one day in summer and find it snowing than find a writer or poet who believes that the way to get...

Caribbean: Rethinking Online Publishing

Caribbean bloggers imagine an online writing and publishing community using participatory media to overcome the difficulties of book publishing in the region.

Guatemala: The Giant Kites of Santiago and Sumpango

Rudy Girón of Antigua Daily Photo recommends not to miss the giant kites that can be seen in the Guatemalan communities of Santiago and Sumpango.

Algeria: An American Political Cartoonist's Account

American political cartoonist Daryl Cagle recently sojourned to Algeria for a comics convention; he shares his experiences on his blog.

Jordan: Halloween Dilemma

Jordanian Moey is considering Holloween costumes in this post: Lady Gaga is in, Michael Jackson is out.

China: Relics of the Old Summer Palace

Back in the news again is Beijing’s Old Summer Palace, whose destruction still remains a sensitive topic in China. Built during the Qing Dynasty, it was later sacked by British...

Iran: A leading cartoonist arrested

Several bloggers such as Nikahang reported [fa] that Hadi Heydari, a leading Iranian cartoonist was arrested last week in Terhan.

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