· June, 2007

Stories about Arts & Culture from June, 2007

Taiwan: Fifth Day Festival

  27 June 2007

(photo courtesy of judie) Fifth Day Festival is another name for the Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwu Festival because it is May fifth in the lunar calendar (June 19th this year). There are different ways to interpret the festival's cultural events we hold. The ‘traditional’ interpretation is to commemorate a...

Trinidad & Tobago: What Makes Great Art?

  26 June 2007

According to Thebookmann, the canvas doesn't always matter when it comes to the spirit of great art: “…What really matters is the passion and respect of a good deed from an individual from this small nation, Trinidad and Tobago.”

Malaysia: China's Intention

  26 June 2007

The South East Asian Archeology blogs is not convinced of China's intention to back Malaysia to form an Asian organization similar to UNESCO.

Hong Kong: Political painting

  26 June 2007

Imagethief picked up a political painting to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 1997 hand-over of sovereignty and compared it with some other propaganda paintings: In the segment I can see, he (President Hu) is the only person who's body is completely unobstructed. He has the greatest amount of negative...

Turkey is Typing…Favorite Posts of the Week

Today's Turkey is Typing takes us through my list of favorite postings this week: from prostitution as a cause of the holocaust, a curse or two, culturicide, bureaucracy and carpet cleaning, a new edition of the guide to Turkish blogs....and a startling omission about what someone would do for love of a 'smoking hot' bod.

If Bloggers attended the Conference on the Caribbean…

  25 June 2007

This past week (June 18-21) leaders of CARICOM met with President George W. Bush and other top U.S. government officials in Washington as part of the Conference on the Caribbean. Official word from the U.S. Press Secretary is that: “The Conference on the Caribbean continues an important dialogue between the...

Lebanon: Almost Non-Political Questions

What are we eating? Why are our banks flourishing? Who are those clearing cluster bombs? How will Brazil help in recycling Lebanese wastes? Where are some of the children who were caught in the crossfire? What about some music? These are some of the questions answered in this week’s selections from the Lebanese blogosphere.

China: Poster: I'll Be Watching You

  25 June 2007

Wang Xiao feng is producing a video movie called “I'll be watching you” or “Where are you” or literal translation “Women hiding everywhere” (十面埋婦). He called for help in his blog for poster design. Within a few days, he got all these great design: 1, 2, and 3.

Bolivia: The Coldest Night of the Year

  25 June 2007

Bonfires and food are a big part of the celebration of San Juan, which takes place on the eve of June 24 and is considered to be the coldest night of the winter. In Bolivia, the contamination created by these fires draw criticisms from city officials and other residents. However, some Bolivian bloggers think that care for the environment should be a year-round affair. Others chose to celebrate the holiday with hot dogs and a blogger meet-up.