Stories about Arts & Culture from July, 2016
This is Concurso Nacional de Deletreo en Español, the National Spanish Spelling Bee.
The Pampulha Ensemble, as well as Brazil's capital Brasília, were designed by the country's late-great modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.
Ostinato Record's newest compilation brings together two decades of Haitian grooves from a pivotal time in the island's musical history.
"Daesh has claimed responsibility for the design of Iran's Olympic uniform."
"That's where I grew up and miss my childhood and feel like how good days were those. Those were the golden days of my loving city of Dacca not Dhaka."
Thanks to YouTube, almost half a century after it was first created, the Ukrainian cartoon series "How the Cossacks.." is making a global comeback.
Pokémon Go was finally released in Japan on July 22, 2016. The entire country has surrendered to the craze of capturing mythical monsters using a mobile device.
Reinhard Kleist's latest comic book brings Olympic dreams and the refugee crisis to life.
The "closing of the body" is supposed to ward off evil. Followers of the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda as well as some Catholics practice the ritual.
Love Soviet cartoons? These Russian artists reimagined the beloved characters as creatures in the Pokémon Go game. Gotta catch all the Cheburashkas!
The civic group La Corriente develops “actions that generate changes [for] equality, […] combining research, education, media, and the creativity of a team of people devoted to the feminist cause."
"Puerto Rico is fighting, lets strengthen the love between us and the space we inhabit by promoting respect, solidarity, tolerance, union, communication, and community cooperation."
“A Swedish guy, and a Mozambican guy, and a Danish guy, they’re speaking one language, which is the music language."
Over two years ago, authorities stopped a nascent and subversive hip-hop movement in its tracks. That move has had predictable consequences.
Machu Picchu returns to the headlines with the discovery of rock paintings about 100 yards away from the very well-known tourist destination.
Learn about some of the animated cartoons to come out of Hungary, from the darkly satirical "Gustav" to the family-friendly "Hungarian Folk Tales."
"Medvedeva-chan, thank you indeed for loving Sailor Moon so much!"
"Throughout our journey we have learned that music is the greatest tool for healing broken countries, cultures and hearts."
A year before he was killed, Adel Al-Jaf said: "One day I'll leave Iraq and go to a place where people love dancing and they're not fighting it."
‘Visions From The Inside’ Illustrates the Struggles and Resilience of Migrants Caught in US Detention Centers
Fourteen artists created illustrations based on the testimonies of migrants detained in for-profit detention facilities in the US.