Stories about Arts & Culture from February, 2018
‘Ready to Reckon With the Colonizing World, Daring It to Try’ — What the ‘Black Panther’ Film Means to Trinidad & Tobago
"Black Panther is sublime. Not because it's a perfect narrative. No such thing exists. [...] It's sublime because it's an ardent vehicle for black joy."
"Karmakol festival offered a rare look back at the Sudan our parents told us about, but also the Sudan that could have been, and, hopefully, the Sudan that could be."
When a user experience designer traveled to Tokyo he was surprised and amazed by the small details of daily life. His observations about Japan then went viral on Twitter.
Ranging from epic war dramas to romantic comedies, the Soviet Academy Award winners available online with subtitles in English and some other languages offer a perfect binge-watching opportunity.
At Zanzibar’s Sauti za Busara Festival, Music Professionals Ask: Can One Song Really Change the World?
"This is an issue with the rights of all musicians to speak out. This tells me how powerful music is. If it wasn’t this strong, it wouldn’t be so feared."
"This department needs to be more cultured or exposed to the understanding of other cultures. This is really embarrassing and reflects the ignorance of your department."
“It’s okay to be you, men too can cry, men too can be sensitive."
"In the 1930s, one of the most popular animals at Tennoji Zoo in Osaka was Rita the chimpanzee."
"We have made ourselves known in the music industry, yet gender inequality, sexism, and pay gaps persist. It’s not that we’re not skillful enough, it’s that all decision-makers are men."
"Consciousness and liberation are some of the messages we expect from Rasta, unfortunately, it [appears] Rasta has lost its value locally and as an agent of change in our society."
“An unfinished space invites people to contribute, to be at ease and to feel part of the place.”
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water' is leading Oscar nominations, and Mexico's Twittersphere is celebrating with a big wave of memes.