Stories about Arts & Culture from January, 2014
Take a look at a side of life at Ukraine's anti-government Euromaidan protests that isn't shown in mainstream media.
Known as Chunwan, the variety show regularly draws tens of millions of viewers every year and has become an essential part of Spring Festival celebrations. But its popularity is dwindling.
The Copyright Organisation of Trinidad and Tobago has threatened to shut down a popular Carnival fete, but organisers and patrons alike now have a voice through social media.
In China, it is tradition to give red envelopes containing money as gifts during the Lunar New Year holiday. The red color symbolizes good luck.
Syria children at the Zaatari refugee camp, on the Syrian-Jordanian border, was showing off their artistic skills, writes Syria Untold.
The 2014 Carnival season in Trinidad and Tobago is heating up, as a controversial calypso is banned from live performances at a venue whose owner often courted controversy himself.
"This damned Havana is a double-edged sword, which I thank for who I am and what I do," says Arien Chang Castán.
"[They] kill innocence during children's’ childhoods, kill our romance during adolescence and kill our will during our youth."
In Tajikistan, a person's name is no longer a private matter. Officials insist that a name is an indication of the degree of patriotism of its bearer.