Stories about Arts & Culture from October, 2018
Readers offer a few suggestions for calypsos that make female empowerment their priority.
"We all have ways in which we are a victim and a perpetrator."
"When all other calypsonians in the early 1970s had six sheets of music, Shadow had seven, the additional one for the bass guitar."
Chinese artist Badiucao sends ‘Make Wall Great Again’ hats to Google, in protest of company's return to China
“I want [Google] to know it is a mistake to collaborate with China’s censorship. It is as shameful as Trump’s wall ... an invisible wall online — the great firewall.”
Japanese Twitter has unearthed a series of 1980s Japanese TV commercials featuring George Lucas singing the praises of consumer electronics giant Panasonic.
In a genre that has often painted women in a negative light, the tunes that broke the mould are etched forever in the national consciousness.
Hong Kong Free Expression Week features Umbrella Movement activists and political cartoonist Badiucao
In recent years, Hong Kongers who support democratic rights and territorial independence have faced fierce repression.
For these Iranian twin-sister artists, collaboration is “like one person working with her other self”
"'Reincarnation' implies a new life. If we can make the audience wake up and realize the world around them and see the beauty in it, it is a huge success."
Writer and novelist Júlia Lopes de Almeida was "the first and most emblematic example of [an] institutional vacuum caused by the gender barrier" in Brazil.
"Just start your work. Do your work with what you have now. It's time to start."
Basa Bali–which means "Balinese language" in Balinese–has an online dictionary, a library of Balinese culture, word games, translation materials and videos.
"This is the equivalent of a Brahms, Bach or Beethoven passing. This is huge. This is a loss."