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· February, 2013

Stories about Arts & Culture from February, 2013

Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe Make Music

Kallun: A Platform of Angolan Slang

Why Are Tourists Not Wanted at French Carnival?

A video featuring a group of masked Carnival revelers in Dunkirk, France chanting "we don't like tourists" has some web users ruing the flood of visitors who come year after...

#Wikimodernism: Catalan Modernism, from the Classroom to the Web

The mystery behind the dreamy aesthetic of Barcelona's fantastic architecture is only a click away. Art history students in Barcelona are trading in traditional homework to share their learning about...

Being Fat, Talking Fat in South Korea

After Ang Lee's Oscar Win, China Imagines Cinema Beyond Censors

Looking to Taiwanese-born director Ang Lee's Oscar win for Best Director with pride and envy, mainland Chinese web users frustrated with China's tight grip on the film industry are wondering...

African Nations Cup Anthem Celebrates Peace

Defying the Government, Chinese Families Resurrect Graves

Scores of families have fought back against a controversial campaign in China's central Henan province to raze millions of graves for farmland by re-erecting their ancestors' resting places during the...

God Exists and He Serves the Kremlin

Though the Pussy Riot trial is over, the culture war it launched in Russia drags on unabated. Pope Benedict's abdication sparked the latest conflagration, when political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky addressed...

Trinidad & Tobago's Take on The Harlem Shake

The latest Internet meme craze, the Harlem Shake, in which people dance to the song "Harlem Shake" by Baauer, has now taken Trinidad and Tobago – the other side of...

Senegal Balks as President Recycles Predecessor's Pal

The president of Senegal's decision to appoint a local architect, renowned for his work but notorious for his political schmoozing with previous regimes, as the head of a proposed Senegalese...

North Korea Breaks YouTube Rules Again

Trinidad & Tobago: Suggestions for Carnival

E-Journal on Balkan History and Archaeology

Brazilian Artists Idealize their Mona Lisa

Bengali Language History Not Lost on Youth

Are Korean Drivers The Worst?

Japan's Porn Law is Strangling Artists

World renown Fashion photographer Leslie Kee was arrested for selling obscene images at his latest exhibition in Tokyo. But is his work art or porn? In this post we look...

Crowdfunders Empty Pockets for Catalan Independence

Memorable Moments from the Brazilian Carnival

The importance of Carnival in Brazilian culture cannot be overplayed. Love it or hate it, the Party has bestowed joy on its anonymous masses, fired up those with an opportunistic...

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