Stories about Arts & Culture from August, 2016
Remembering Samad Behrangi on the 49th anniversary of his death. More than the author of dark children's novels, he wrote allegories that symbolized struggles of generations of Iranian revolutionaries.
The question-and-answer Russian website “TheQuestion” reportedly completed a second investment round this summer, securing $500,000, and is opening new offices in Berlin and London.
Both the new police grooves and the old army tunes are decidedly patriotic in tone.
La Gente Anda Diciendo collects phrases overheard in Argentina's capital and turns them into Facebook posts, books and notepads.
Japan invites the world to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo by emphasizing "otaku culture."
The ancient temples of Bagan are as important as the Angkor Wat of Cambodia and Borobudur of Indonesia.
The three “primary goals” of the comic book are creating alternatives to foreign superheroes, incentivizing teenagers to become active in sports, and raising basic levels of knowledge about military service.
A passion for partying has inspired two young Trinidadian software developers and entrepreneurs to design an app that makes it easy for other partygoers to find their groove.
Instagram photos of Japanese people beating the heat by dancing under the stars and the lights of lanterns in mid-summer.
"This kind of exhibition is expected to be able to grow and keep the love and pride of nationalism in the minds of Indonesian people, especially the youth."
Filmmaker Digs Up the History and Controversy Beneath ‘100 Years of Beauty’ in the Dominican Republic
Inspired by the Cut.com series, Lala Films tells the history of Dominican beauty over the past century. And it doesn't leave out the controversy.
"I am an aviator by profession and photography is my passion. I do try to show my motherland from the air, sharing the amazing, breathtaking landscapes with everyone I know."
A look back at seven pop hits from the 1980s that pack a political punch.
More than half of the new food-truck licenses ended up in the hands of big corporate food subsidiaries. Many, however, believe the scheme is poorly and unfairly designed
Where can you find the largest Catholic cathedral in Asia, the world's largest religious monument, and the only mosque without a dome? Only in Southeast Asia.
"He was one of those people that you think would always be there — and then he's suddenly gone and this hole is created that can't be easily filled."
"After all, as our ancestors always said, do not ask for a quick horse, ask for a safe journey."
A self-taught musical genius, Fitzroy Coleman is remembered for his amazing chord innovation and superior musicianship.
In a special report for RuNet Echo, Ksenia Khudadyan speaks to Anton Lange, the author of a new photo project titled “The Range. The Caucasus from Sea to Sea.”
This week, we take you to Iran, Japan, China, Mexico and Timor-Leste.
On the recent passing of Mahasweta Devi: the writer- activist lives on through her words.