Stories about Arts & Culture from September, 2016
"When you're six years old and you read that your ancestors were Gauls, with fair hair and blue eyes... it wasn't only us who giggled, it was the teacher, too.”
Iran's 1953 coup d'état is widely depicted as a rupture in the modern history of Iran. It is also a Pandora’s box filled with contested narratives.
"Art becomes more important for the people to see and feel the reality, and motivate them to make changes in society."
According to the documentary "Chuck Norris vs Communism," Romania's state censorship board actually banned scenes from an episode of the classic Soviet cartoon "Nu Pogodi."
It's that time of year when pictures of flowers, food, and cats are washing over Twitter in Japan.
"With this keyboard, we are addressing technical barriers to the use of Yorùbá and Igbo online."
Ecuadorians have found a way to heal from the damage caused by the strongest earthquake in the country's history: art, laughter, and solidarity.
As a response to discrimination on the dance floor, the Queer Tango opens spaces for diversity and exploration of the tango without gender discrimination.
The Fukui Dinosaur Museum is one of the top tourism attractions in Japan, allowing visitors to get an up-close look at fossil remains from millennia gone by.
"What's the point of outrage now if you didn't actually give any thought to the deterioration of this historical building over the years?"
"Do media think what a child thinks? Do you know what children want? Do you ever consider these questions?"
"Good thing Dominic #Benhura made this ugly statue of #Mugabe. Citizens will enjoy knocking it down when he falls."
Last holiday weekend, Moscow wasn't the only thing being celebrated: part of the spectacle appears to have been arranged to remind Russians that their president is a virile, red-blooded man.
In the Dominican Republic, a group called The Little Man (El Hombrecito) is offering a new way of experiencing the arts by combining music, poetry and visual arts.
"I totally agree if the ban is imposed on all unnecessary imported goods, but taking a target only on Khada is outrageous and unacceptable."
"It still amazes me to see these makeshift courts everywhere and anywhere and people of all ages playing – sometimes in only flip flops."
A Japanese artist is using traditional artisanal craft techniques to create compelling bamboo insects that have developed a devoted following online.
Welcome to the magical place where many people in the Central Asian country still spend their summers.