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· April, 2010

Stories about Arts & Culture from April, 2010

Iran: Cloudy sky and Tehran

Kosoof, a leading Iranian photo blogger, has published an eye-catching photo: cloduy sky in Tehran. The blogger writes: my house is cloudy.

Benin: Iyanda's diary in Benin

Funmi's diary about her visit and filming experience in Benin: “After all the mystery and hushed tones l had experienced during the research about the holy Aruosa church, l had...

Jamaica: New Artists

The National Gallery of Jamaica Blog profiles new talent, here and here.

Iran: A ‘Green’ Labor Day (At Least Online)

The Iranian Green Movement is planning to make International Workers Day on May 1 a “green” day. The post-election opposition movement has not held any important demonstration since their last...

China: Swiss army knife, meet the PLA super shovel

It chops, saws, snips, rips through clay rock, helps you up cliffs and slices your potatoes: it's the People's Liberation Army multifunction shovel. Seen here in this limited speed viral...

India: Sacrificing Career Freedom For Marriage

Prerna at I Love Life.. So I Explore shares a real life story from India about women, who are forced to sacrifice their career and other freedom to maintain balance...

Japan: Plastic duck race

Photoreporter Damoncoulter uploaded original pictures of the duck race held at the second Ashigara River festival in Matsuda city (south of Tokyo). Some hundred yellow, plastic ducks are emptied into...

Russia: “Burnt By the Box Office”

Vadim Nikitin of Foreign Policy Association's Russia blog reviews the reactions to Nikita Mikhalkov's Burnt by the Sun 2, “Russia’s most expensive movie.”

Japan: Kabuki Theatre to be Rebuilt

One of the most recognizable buildings in Japan, the grand, old Kabuki-za in Ginza is closing this month. It will be torn down and become a theater and office complex...

Pakistan: Ashamed Of National Dress?

MB criticizes Pakistan Prime Minister for not wearing national dress and failing to promote national culture at international levels.

Video: Three Latin American Viral Sensations Unite for Israel

Through the Latin American social networks there is a new video spreading like wildfire: it unites three of the most recent viral video sensations in one. Peruvian La Tigresa del...

Guyana: More than bravado

Signifyin’ Guyana thinks the actions of the country's President have something endearing about them, adding: “I hope it turns out to be a lasting positive part of his legacy…”

Martinique, Guadeloupe: Celebrating two great women

Imaniyé pays homage [Fr] to Martinican-born actress, Jenny Alpha, who, at nearly 100 years of age, is the oldest French artist alive, while CaribCreoleNews announces [Fr] two events in memory...

India, Bangladesh: The Distinctiveness Between Two Bengals

Before 1956, Bengali cinema meant cinemas from West Bengal (India) but the trend become distinctive afterwards in both the Bengals. Fahmidul Haq at Communication and Culture of Bangladesh comments that...

India: Media Favors The Rich And The Famous

“If you follow our media you will definitely notice how Indian media constantly focus on who makes how much money,” comments Indian Pundit.

Japan: The art of making Sake

A few pictures by Buddhika illustrate the art of making sake, the alcholic beverage made from rice. The photographer portrays some workers at a sake distillery in Fukui Prefecture.

The Balkans: Thoughts on Slavenka Drakulić's 1993 Book

Filip Stojanovski shares his thoughts on Slavenka Drakulić's 1993 book, How We Survived Communism & Even Laughed.

Video: Discovering the Origins of a World Cup Song

You've probably heard the song, and Chief Boima of WFMU's Beware of the Blog in New Jersey decided to track down the origins of the “Waka Waka” song,  which is...

India: The Rickshaw Challenge Race

Rohit Bhargava at Influential Marketing Blog writes about The Rickshaw Challenge, which is “a series of road races where participants can choose their own rickshaws and race across parts of...

Russia, Poland: The Truth About Katyn

Steve Bandera of Kyiv Scoop writes about Andrzej Wajda’s 2007 film Katyń, which has been shown twice in Russia in the past few weeks (reactions from the Russian blogosphere are...

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