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· August, 2013

Stories about Arts & Culture from August, 2013

1100 Year Old Hindu Temple Discovered in Bangladesh

31 August 2013

Bangladesh Unlocked reports that archaeologists from Jahangirnagar University (JU) have excavated an 1100 year old Hindu temple from the Pala dynasty at a village in Dinajpur district of Northern Bangladesh. The post contains pictures and details about the finds.

A Lesson on Dignity from Syria

23 August 2013

This post is part of our Special Coverage Surviving in Syria. On his Facebook Page, Rebel Painter of Horan expressed his cynicism towards the silence of Arabs silence following the “chemical weapon attack” on Al Ghouta, a Damascus suburb. He shares a drawing of an Arab giving a Syrian child a pamphlet on...

The Walls Can Talk in Puerto Rico and New York City

22 August 2013

The alternative music venue La Respuesta, in Santurce, Puerto Rico, presents “Los Muros Hablan NYC” (The Walls Talk NYC), the New York edition of the urban art festival that has put the zone of Santurce on the map of graffiti artists worldwide. The artistic project aims to strengthen bonds between...

Jamaica: “Sketch in Stories”

21 August 2013

The Caribbean has not been as acutely aware of sequential art/cartoon/ comics as a creative practice. ART:Jamaica interviews one illustrator who is exploring the genre.

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VIDEO: “Mermaids of Timor-Leste”

21 August 2013

A film about four generations of fisherwomen striving to make a living in the coastal village of Adara, in the small island of Ataúro, Timor-Leste is soon to be released – but you can already have a glimpse on what is coming at the Facebook page Wawata topu (Women Divers): Their daily lives, their...

Egypt: Caught Between a Zombie and a Bloodsucker!

21 August 2013

The current situation in Egypt is a challenge for everyone: diplomats, citizens and commentators. The army has used excessive force to disperse sit-ins where Muslim Brotherhood members and sympathizers were camped to support former president Mohamed Morsi. Illustrating this complex situation, Egyptian artist Ganzeer depicts the army as a vampire...

Bucharest, Not Budapest: A Chocolate Bar Explains the Difference

17 August 2013

The capitals of Romania and Hungary, Bucharest and Budapest, respectively, are so often confused that those unfamiliar with the region often book airplane tickets to Bucharest, when their intention is to get to Budapest and vice-versa. In fact, 400 soccer fans from Spain chartered a flight last year to the...

South Korean Textbooks Started to Include Multicultural Families

14 August 2013

Although South Korea is rapidly turning into a multi-ethnic society, changes in the public notion or institutional preparations still lag behind. The Grand Narrative blog posted on how one Korean elementary textbook addresses multicultural families, along with links displaying how Koreans, who have been taught in school that they are “ethnically homogeneous”, respond...

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