Stories about Arts & Culture from July, 2015
A low-income neighborhood in Mexico was transformed in a giant rainbow by the collective Germen Crew—a youth organization of muralists and street artists formed by 15 graffiti artists, under the direction of Mibe (Luis Enrique Gómez Guzmán), who's teamed with Mexican Government. The more than 200 homes of the village of Palmitas, in...
The Thai Film Archive has been uploading historic films and vintage news reports on YouTube. One of the films is Chok Song Chun (Double Luck), which is Thailand's first feature silent film produced in 1927. Only 55 seconds of the film have remained featuring a fight scene and car chase....
Retablitos, a form of popular art in Mexico made to give thanks for miracles, reflect people's daily anxieties and social realities. You can find collections of them online.
The art of ululation is very common in African culture. Was a Kenyan TV host who ululated while welcoming Obama being unprofessional?
Political cartoons about erroneous voters' lists, pre-election campaigning, military rule, and the president's desire to serve a second term have been widely shared on Facebook.
The City of Lights can be both appealing and anxiety-inducing. Here are how some visitors, notably the Japanese, have experienced the city and the feedback from Parisians.
"Thanks to these illustrations, I'm unable to concentrate while studying, haha."
"My dad just asked me to make him tea when it's 84 degrees outside #GrowingUpAfghan."
There are thousands of YouTube videos that can let you explore almost every part of Japan by train from your own computer.
With Ukraine banning a number of Russian TV shows that "glorify the Russian government, military, and law enforcement," Ukrainian television channels are already looking for loopholes in the new legislation.
Intel's guidebook on working with Israelis highlights Israel's workplace norms, which value direct communication and action, things that can be interpreted as rude in other cultures.
Although Indonesians' public celebrations of Eid al-Fitr in the past were met with hostility, Taiwanese have learned to respect this Muslim holiday and help their Indonesian friends celebrate it.
Despite shelling and the continuing airstrikes, some Yemenis managed to celebrate Eid Al Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.
"Clearly, President Lungu is increasingly becoming a danger not only to the nation but more specifically to the welfare of the girl child in Zambia."
An armed robbery links the artist and his subject in the winning entry for Australia's 2015 Archibald Prize for portraiture.
A researcher from the United Kingdom talks to Global Voices about Venezuela's contemporary literature and how local fiction helps decipher a country misunderstood by many.
"Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" means "Lord Bless Africa" but its message resonates at a deeper level for many Africans and non-Africans alike.
Popular Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has died, leaving gaming fans around the world to mourn his loss.
We searched the online library of the French Archives and found rare images of Cambodia in the 1920s and 1930s.
The streets in Bangladesh's capital are turning into open buffets for iftar, the sunset meal during the Islamic month of fasting.
The show "Fauda" — "chaos" in Arabic — has finished its first season and both Israelis and Palestinians are anxiously awaiting more.