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· November, 2010

Stories about Arts & Culture from November, 2010

Sri Lanka: Wedding Is A Massive Project

“Weddings are awesome, as long as you are not the groom!” comments Sri Lankan Blogger Rakhitha Karunarathne, who is getting married recently and is troubled by the massive arrangements to...

Guatemala: Film Festival Under the Moonlight

From November 30 to December 4, Guatemalan movies and documentaries will be shown for free at the “IV Festival de Cine Bajo la Luna” [IV Film Festival Under the Moonlight]....

Philippines: #dearlottowinner hashtag

Twitter users in the Philippines are using the hashtag #dearlottowinner to greet and send suggestions to the lone grand lotto winner who stands to receive $US15 million, the biggest jackpot...

U.S.V.I.: Stalwart Passes On

News of St. John is saddened by the death of Ruth ‘Sis’ Frank, “a stalwart of the island's community.”

Brazil: Cartoons of slum violence

Conceição Oliveira, at her blog Maria Frô, posts [pt] a series of cartoons by renowned Brazilian political cartoonist Carlos Latuff, which depict the recent outbreak of violence in the favelas of...

Brazil: Milo Manara, master of erotic comics, visits Brazil

Fausto Salvadori, from blog Boteco Sujo [Dirty Bar, pt], writes about the famous Italian artist Milo Manara‘s visit to Brazil. Manara, a master of erotic comics, was in São Paulo...

Chile: Blog Focusing on Santiago's History and Culture Wins BiblioRedes Contest

Biblioredes announced the winners of the contest [es] “The Best Content of our Local Culture in the Bicentennial,” where more than 652 blogs, web pages, videos and photo galleries participated....

Puerto Rico: Bloggers Criticize Censorship Call of Calle 13 Song

The president of the Puerto Rico Telecommunications Regulatory Board described Calle 13's latest song as "obscene" and "lewd" and has invited the general public to send their complaints so she...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Does culture unite or divide?

With a recent survey indicating that the majority of Armenians and Azerbaijanis are against mutual friendship, hopes for peace between the two neighboring countries appear very bleak indeed. Recent developments,...

Lebanon: Lebneneez Calendar 2011

Artist and blogger Nadine Feghaly posts about the collaboration of 12 Lebanese artists who made a calendar out of their illustrations of their favourite Lebanese saying.

Lebanon: Le bonheur

In a blog dedicated to paintings and illustrations, Ella posts this painting about a happy moment of a girl and her cat.

Korea: Paulo Coelho Joined the #Prayforkorea in Twitter

After North Korea's artillery shelling on a South Korean island, killing two marines and two civilians and wounding at least a dozen people, twitterers, both local and international, have joined the #prayforkorea discusssion. Paulo Coelho,...

Africa: African Mosaic

African Mosaic is an exhibition of African art at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art and has a mix of contemporary art, installations and popular street art.

Kenya: Kibera Film School

Kibera Film School in Nairobi Kenya is a space where trainees learn all aspects of filmmaking from script, acting, casting, camera, production, editing, and distribution. Professionals from the Kenyan film...

Bolivia: 229 Years Since the Sacrifice of Tupac Katari

The story of the uprising of the indigenous freedom fighters has been passed down from generation to generation in the indigenous communities of Bolivia. This rebellious movement was led some...

Dominican Republic: The death of an exemplary human being

November 18th was a sad day for Dominicans: Freddy Beras Goico passed away. The communicator and TV host was involved in his last years in philanthropist activities helping people with...

Turkmenistan: Musical culture heritage online

Turkmen entrepreneurs have launched Turkmenistan’s first online social music service, TolkunFM, but this is not just a rip-off of Western-style sites, writes Annasoltan.

Puerto Rico: New album by Calle 13

The music blog Puerto Rico Indie reviews [es] the group Calle 13's latest album, “Entren los que quieran.”

South Korea: Twitterers Mourn Over Loss of Two Marines

South Korean Twitterers mourned over the death of two marines who were killed by today's deadly skirmish between two Koreas, by (re)tweeting a photo of chrysanthemums with the deceased names on.

Costa Rica: Germany and Colombia win La Ruta endurance cycling race

La Ruta de los Conquistadores is considered one of the world's hardest cycling races in stages and it took place last week in Costa Rica, with Colombian Angela Parra winning...

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