Stories about Arts & Culture from October, 2009
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 the winner will probably be announced on January 1st 2010, National Independance day in Haiti.
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.
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 Lima Week, visitors were given the opportunity to climb up temporary stairs to see the statue from a different vantage...
“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 Sri Lankan youth of various ethnicity and regions “voiced their thoughts on reconciliation and the future of Sri Lanka through...
Joel Martinsen from DANWEI highlighted a recent painted plagiarism scandal by an artist named Li Yueliang.
Pink Tentacle picked up enigmatic photographer T. Enami (1859-1929)'s photos of old Japan and represented the stereoviews through gif animation.
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 story.
Albanian Blogger recommends scholar Robert Elsie's work to those interested in the Albanian language and literature.
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 a site that lists seven tour routes for those interested in Budapest's contemporary architecture, and posts pictures from a walk...
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 5 video bloggers had the opportunity to give their message in person at the UN Day celebration in New York City.
Dominica's Gourmet Global is getting ready for fruit cake season and posts a mouth-watering recipe!
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 world overflowing with information [ja]. Hiroshi Hara posted an image of a similar attempt in his high school years.
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 places visited.
“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 ahead in the book trade and the literary field is to look to the governments for support”: St. Lucia-based Caribbean...
Caribbean bloggers imagine an online writing and publishing community using participatory media to overcome the difficulties of book publishing in the region.
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.
American political cartoonist Daryl Cagle recently sojourned to Algeria for a comics convention; he shares his experiences on his blog.
Jordanian Moey is considering Holloween costumes in this post: Lady Gaga is in, Michael Jackson is out.
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 and French troops in 1860 during the Second Opium War. Countless works of art were also looted from the palace...
Several bloggers such as Nikahang reported [fa] that Hadi Heydari, a leading Iranian cartoonist was arrested last week in Terhan.
After a robbery of the La Loma Library in Medellín, Colombia, the home of the Hiperbarrio citizen media project, an outpouring of support and solidarity was sent from around the world.