Stories about Arts & Culture from December, 2021
As we reflect on 2021, we wanted to highlight the special role that music plays for our newsroom by featuring our editors' songs of the year.
See these 10 stories on Black and Indigenous identity, concern for the environment, and representation online.
2021 was a fruitful year for Indigenous peoples in Taiwan: Indigenous community members won Olympic medals, received prestigious musical awards, and explored their history througha major TV drama.
“Portraits of a Pandemic” holds space for stories that portray with care and nuance the effects of the COVID-19 crisis in the Asia-Pacific.
A most evocative monument to the Tiananmen Massacre, which stood in the University of Hong Kong for 24 years, since June 1997, was removed by the school administrator before dawn on December 23, 2021.
Listen to the songs played in Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru and Brazil.
At the heart of the series are the Sephardic Jews but the new Netflix series, The Club also brings in the stories of Istanbul Armenians, and Greeks.
While the Caribbean was primarily focused on rising COVID-19 infection rates, a steady stream of variants, and strong vaccine hesitancy, the pandemic wasn't the only story affecting the region in 2021.
The reinstallation of the half male and half female statue of Laxmi-Narayan in Patan’s Patko is the latest example of the homecoming of stolen idols.
Solovyov is best known for films portraying the turbulent transformations in Russian and Soviet society that occurred during the late 1980s during the perestroika and glasnost era.
"We have to ensure that we preserve the health of St. Lucia while creating an economic activity for our people to benefit from.”
"How can we truly recognize manifestations of fascism and antifascism in societies that are free from direct physical conflict, where the definition of the 'other side' is becoming progressively more blurry ... ?"
"Rest in Power, Robbie Shakespeare. No one— I mean no one—held it down like you did."
The Indigenous Uranw of Nepal have been lobbying for the Karma Puja to be recognized nationally so that community members can attend a festival of social cohesion and community bonding.
The first subversive "chamamé" is a collaborative work between Argentina, Russia and Canada from the multicultural art collective Bagner, seeking to revive Argentine and Latin American folklore from a non-binary and young perspective.
Beijing's boycott of the Golden Horse Film Awards has generated a space for Hong Kong's independent, less-commercial productions in the international film market.