Stories about Arts & Culture from February, 2017
"I'm not ashamed of making my videos up here and showing the place I call home. This is my reality."
Spectacular images of an annual fiery festival in Obama, Japan, that marks the start of spring.
Birds, dragons, poetic Midnight Robbers, stilt walkers — the competition for the 2017 King and Queen of Carnival titles in Trinidad and Tobago was fierce. Here's what you missed.
"The south Asian continent is becoming a super power and the world is looking towards us."
One Photographer's Stunning Glimpse Into the Beauty of Trinidad & Tobago's Traditional Carnival Masquerade
A spirit of joy sweeps through Trinidad and Tobago on 'Fantastic Friday', the start of the Carnival weekend.
Known as "dekotora," hobbyists trick out their trucks with flashing neon lights, airbrushed murals and lots and lots of chrome.
A soul/jazz/Haitian creole melody mashup by two accomplished female performers just in time for Women's History Month in March? What's not to love?
"They portray Greece as if we are still in the 1950s: clothes, the behavior of people, who act like they have never seen a mobile phone with a camera before..."
"I wanted to make it visible that there were girls skateboarding in India, even though the numbers could be counted on one hand at the time."
"You speculate that the government may sue the publisher, and so decide to censor the work. The whole incident goes against my principles."
"Since our audience is really the three billion internet-connected individuals around the world, we need to think big about how to reach these viewers..."
"I have HIV. I am a person."
"...it's our collective responsibility to make sure they're positive and progressive steps towards a brighter future for EVERYONE."
Pour tea sparingly, wave money at a full moon, burn plenty of pine needles and tell your nightmares to running water.
"Leaving this song out doesn't make the party less fun and we manage to have a gathering where everyone can really enjoy themselves."
An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year, Part Two.
"Often, they are given no chance of making their life choice themselves and they are left in the closed loop of illiteracy, un-employment, and poverty."
The Palestinian Authority's decision to ban a novel is being met with a lot of resistance.
Move over 'fake news', here come 'fake trailers'.
"Our language and our alphabet is our heritage; it is a treasure that needs to be not only protected but also kept alive and updated."
An opinionated mini-guide to the music that's setting Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival celebrations alight this year.