Stories about Arts & Culture from December, 2014
Peruvian Theaters Mourns the Loss of Playwright Sara Joffré
"Sara Joffré, playwright, director, an example of work and creativity, has died. She did a lot, enthusiastically and well."
Medellín's Casa Tres Patios, a Space Where Modern Art Can Flourish
Global Voices visited an art project called Casa Tres Patios in Medellin, Colombia, and chatted with director Tony Evanko about the project and the art scene in the city.
Go Inside Salegy, the Music That Dominates Madagascar
Salegy has been one of Madagascar's most popular dance music genres since the mid-20th century. These days, young stars are dialing back the guitar work and cranking up the tempo.
#Ferguson Killing Inspires Street Art Throughout the US
A new wave of art with messages of justice have flooded Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Is India Ready for the ‘Big Time’ in World Sports?
When it comes to many world sports, India is considered a "sleeping giant". As the nation expands its presence in football and tennis, interest in the "giant" is rising.
A High-Rise Condo Tower Is Photobombing the Philippines’ National Hero
The 49-storey Torre de Manila has been dubbed the "Terror de Manila" by critics for allegedly ruining the view of the Rizal monument in Luneta Park.
A First Glimpse of Christmas in Trinidad and Tobago
If you've never experienced a Caribbean Christmas - or even if you have - this peek into how Trinidad and Tobago celebrates will get you into the Christmas spirit!
What is Sinology?
Sinology is still unknown to many people, as Isma Ruiz writes after attending the I International Congress of Sinology in Spanish, last June at the University of Tamkang – Tamsui, Taiwan. Although the focus was translation and interpretation of classic Chinese books, the necessity of learning a new language when...
Architects in Finland Battle Over the Helsinki Guggenheim and the “Next Helsinki”
In early December 2014, the shortlist for a competition of the desing of the new Guggenheim museum in Helsinki was announced. The bulk of the building of the new Finnish venue of the famed museum of modern and contemporary art will be financed by the government of Finland and the...
South Korea: Game Mocking the Airplane Nuts Fiasco
Korean Air Lines vice president has made numerous headlines, both locally and internationally, for her arrogant behavior on a recent flight out. She randomly accused a crew member of serving macadamia nuts ‘incorrectly’ and even she ordered a plane back to the gate to remove the crew member out of the plane. No wonder this sensational story has...
Peru: A Tour Around Casa de Aliaga
On his blog Blucasendel, Argentinian journalist Wenceslao Bottaro explores new ways of linking with tourism and other ways for communication and promotion of touristic attractions. This time, he graphically shows what you can find in front of the Main Square of the colonial Ciudad de los Reyes (City of Kings),...
Rebuilding Timbuktu's Cultural Diversity, One eReader at a Time
Several local NGOs are now hard at work in Mali, launching projects to help rebuild the country's social cohesion and restore peace. "Living Together" is using eReaders.
Spending Christmas Eve Alone? Japanese Has a Word for That
"At work a bunch of the junior staff were discussing their kuribotchi plans. 'And just what the heck is kuribotchi?' I asked with a laugh. There was an awkward silence."
China's Censorship Authorities Are Not Fans of Foreign TV
Two popular subtitling sites closed their doors at the behest of Chinese authorities. Netizens and TV fans are angry about the decision.
Movember's ‘Mo Bros’ — Now in India
In recent years, India has embraced "Movember" in a big way. It's charity, it's chic, and it's both literally and figuratively changing the face of men's health.
Generations of Latin Americans Say Goodbye to Comedian ‘Chespirito’
Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the man behind Latin American hero "El Chapulín Colorado," died at age 85.
‘Interstellar': Another World Will Be Possible Only If We Overcome Ignorance
Raúl Morales, blogging on El Blog de Don Ush, brings us a review of recently launched science fiction movie “Interstellar,” where director Christopher Nolan creates a non-encouraging future for the planet that can only be overcame if human beings defeat the prevailing ignorance. Although Morales is critic of box-office earnings and the...