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· March, 2010

Stories about Arts & Culture from March, 2010

Jamaica, Haiti: Art Aid

Art to help Haiti: Jamaican Annie Paul has the low-down.

Japan: The Strange Country

Kenichi realized an “info-graphic, motion piece” (which is his final thesis) with the aim of making Japanese people think about their country, that, the Japanese videomaker says, “isn't that normal”....

Pakistan: The Big And Tall Persons

Owais Mughal at All Things In Pakistan features a number of tall human beings from Pakistan.

Singapore: TwestivalSG 2010

Hundreds of people participated in this year's Twestival Singapore to raise funds for the education of millions of out-of-school children around the world.

Indonesia: Anti-Porn Law

Province officials of Bali and Papua in Indonesia are planning not to implement the recently passed Anti-Pornography Law by claiming that the law would “stifle traditional Balinese and Papuan culture.”

Suriname: Art as a Beacon

At Paramaribo SPAN, Nicholas Laughlin blogs about artist Sri Irodikromo’s “monumentally scaled batik panel”, which, on the night of SPAN's recent exhibition opening, “served as a beacon, drawing visitors to...

Nigeria: The New Afrika Shrine one of top small venues

More kudos to Lagos as [The New Afrika] Shrine is named as one of the top small music venues in the world. I am not sure what the reviewer means...

Russia: Bloggers’ Mockery of Film Poster Upsets Famous Director

The poster for an upcoming movie on World War II by Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov is monumental, tense and grim. But it also became funny, descriptive and nearly offensive after...

Russia: Theatre Play Based on Online Conference

Theatre director Pavel Rudnev proposed to stage a play based on the questions of bloggers to the Russian State Duma's Speaker Boris Gryzlov during an online-press conference. Rudnev admits not...

Japan: Cherry Blossom Viewing 101

Legonjapan made a video [en, ja] to explain the abc of Hanami, or flower viewing. The animation teaches the related terms and the etiquette to follow during the parties, usually...

The Virtual Choir: Technology, Collaboration and Music

Composer Eric Whitacre , after seeing a Youtube video of a young soprano singing his song "Sleep" wondered: What if he could get people, regardless of where they were in...

Barbados, Jamaica: Dancehall Show Cancelled

Barbados’ Boyce Voice blogs about “the On again, Off again, On again, Off again Show AKA Vybz Kartel Movado Show”, saying: “I feel for the event promoters…they were…bullied by the...

Russia: One of the Top Bloggers Dies

Dmitry Gorchev (aka LJ user dimkin), a writer and artist (some of his translations are here), died today in his house leaving about 13,000 readers mourn, openspace.ru reported. Gorchev was...

Bhutan: Sex And Society

Freedom In Bhutan writes about the reservations of the Hindu community to talk about sex issues in the context that “the Hindu tradition is full of sex”.

Japan: Human-faced dog

Pink Tentacle has a feature story about the legend of human-faced dog in Japan.

India: Not A Culture Or An Idea, But An Experience

Sometimes people ask what India is – a country, an idea or a culture? According to Supriyo Chaudhuri “India is an experience. It is greater than the country, more diverse...

Fashionalism in the Philippines

Andang Juan blogs on “fashionalism,” a term invented by a Filipino fashion designer from the words “fashion” and “nationalism,” as a means by which capitalists translate the abstract concept of...

Peru: Cries of Animal Abuse in Defense of Surfing Alpaca

Images of "Pisco," the surfing alpaca have sparked cries of animal abuse because the Peruvian animal was taken out of its natural habitat, prompting speculating that its trainer was only...

France: What would you do in The Game of Death?

A controversial French documentary sparked worldwide scandal on March 17 by televising a fake game show in which contestants were willingly led to torture others. Bloggers in France discuss the...

India: Mutation Of News And Entertainment

Harini Calamur at A Point of View informs that a private news channel in India is resorting to a reality show to conduct a nationwide hunt for an anchor for...

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