Stories about Arts & Culture from March, 2016
A Russian website based on a neural networks algorithm allows Internet users to combine photos and works of art to create fantastical images.
The wooden phallus has grown over time, as it is replaced each year, so that it is now about 2.5 meters (13 feet) long and weighs 280 kilograms (620 pounds).
Believe it or not, but Latin America and Egypt have more in common than ancient civilizations and pyramid-building.
Ashim Shakya, a self-taught artist, has depicted in his artwork the scarcity of goods under blockade and the April 2015 earthquake that left thousands dead.
Eleven great images of Persian New Year displays (Haft-Seens), North American leaders rolling their Rs, and a video greeting from a master musician.
Although the Roman Catholic Church has not officially recognized them, folk saints like Sarita Colonia and Chacalón have large followings in Peru.
‘68 tongues, 68 hearts’ is an animated project aimed at preserving and sharing the indigenous languages of Mexico through a series of short animations narrated in the indigenous languages.
For Twitter's 10-year anniversary, the Russian news outlet Kommersant collected dozens of "the most emblematic" tweets published throughout the platform's history. We picked out the ones coming from the RuNet.
Colorized Photos Show Street Scenes of Vietnam, Singapore, and the Philippines During the 20th Century
Take a nostalgic trip to the past by checking out these hand-colored photos of vintage street scenes in the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.
"...a man approaches me smiling, and pointing to some heaps of bricks he cries "welcome to my home." Thats when I painted the rubble of the first triangle."
“Using modern Internet-advertising tools,” the website says, ”we delicately remind your boyfriend that it’s been some time since he’s gifted flowers, and point out that flowers are important to women.”
Chaharshanbe Suri or Red Wednesday is an evening of bonfire jumping and fireworks in Iran which marks the beginning of new year celebrations.
Facebook has been attacked over its suspension of people in Australia for posting a photo of topless Aboriginal women performing a public ceremony.
"Suzhou has been a place where literati gather since ancient times. It has a very good tradition of pursuing the ideal. But these traditions have almost vanished now."
In part two of her post, Shirley Campbell examines how Spanish is a language at once discriminatory and liberating.
Unlike Marvel's Storm character from its X-Men series and Black Panther, who both hail from the fictional country of Wakanda in Africa, Jide Martin’s characters are truly African-born.
"It is crazy on how the power of social media, can influence a dozen people to silently protest for human rights."
"I was always told it was better to be lighter, but no this is my skin and I love it #unfairandlovely"
A unique sculpture appeared in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, on March 9: a monument to the antidepressant Diazepam (also known as Valium).
A Russian charity group has made what appears to be a truly amazing animated film. The movie, titled “Children Versus Wizards,” is a Russian chauvinist’s fantasy.
While the rest of the world may be more familiar with sushi, perhaps Japan's most beloved food is ramen.