· September, 2006

Stories about Arts & Culture from September, 2006

Barbados: Road signs

  22 September 2006

Photoblogger Barbados in Focus posted this image of a sign at a crossroads in rural Barbados. “No matter where in the world you are you still have the make a decision,” he writes. “It is so universal, a street sign.” As the image below indicates, however, some types of street...

China: listen to the movie producer

  22 September 2006

The latest movie “The City of Golden Armor” directed by Zhang Yi-Mou was released on September 20, but reporters had not been invited to the movie preview. Buchimifan in Bullog quotes the movie producer Mr Zhang Wei Ping's advice to the reporters: “if you criticise our movies, we won't let...

India: Crafts and papier-mâché

  21 September 2006

Paavani writes on the incredible craft of papier-mâché.”So how did this amazing craft reach to India, that too paradise of earth (Kashmir). Sultan Zain-ul-Adidin was the person behind bringing it to the valley in 15th century. Kashmir is famous for papier-mâché intricate painted tiny boxes and huge vases.”

Pakistan: The Autorickshaw

  21 September 2006

The auto rickshaw is one of the evident symbols of South Asia. Light Within has a rather comprehensive post on the auto rickshaw in Pakistan.

Balkans Blog Roundup

  21 September 2006

On September 11, Viktor of Belgrade Blog writes: […] [Serbia] just won the water polo European championship, and here's a short video with the atmosphere from the streets of Belgrade (Kolarceva street, more precisely). It's like this, after all major successes in sports, but this is the first time we...

Reunion: Ambroise Vollard in Slate.com

  21 September 2006

Reunion-USA2 is excited about coverage of La Reunion celebrity Ambroise Vollard by Slate.com (Fr): “Ambroise Vollard was born in La Reunion in 1866. He is one of our celebrities. A museum took his name in St Denis. Slate features a photo report about him this week. (This patron of the...

Fiji: Fijian Ceramics

  21 September 2006

Mayvelous, a Burmese blogger in Fiji has posted pictures of Fijian Ceramics. The blogger describes the design and the constituents of the ceramics.

Jamaica: Ooh, Jamaica

  20 September 2006

Geoffrey Philp recounts his encounter with various stereotypical ideas about Jamaicans on another Caribbean island, and asks the question: “what are we doing now to promote well-rounded images of Jamaica and the Caribbean.”

Belize: Iguana recipe

  19 September 2006

Lee Vanderwalker posts a dialogue between herself and a Belizean called “Bushman” about how to catch and cook an iguana.

Moldova: The Matrix and Cleopatra Stratan

  19 September 2006

Peter Myers of Adventures in Moldova writes about Cleopatra Stratan, a 3-year-old pop star, and about the dubbing of The Matrix into Moldovan: “No, not Romanian. No, not Russian. Dubbed in Moldovan, a mix of Romanian and Russian words and phrases with the most vulgar words from both languages mixed...

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