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· October, 2007

Stories about Arts & Culture from October, 2007

Slovenia: Lipizzaner; MojVideo

The Glory of Carniola writes about Slovenian horses in American movies – and about a Slovenian video-sharing website, MojVideo.

Europe: Roma Links

Lots of new content on TOL's Romantic, including a post on the official patron saint of Catholic Gypsies.

Trinidad & Tobago: Music in Politics

“If religion is the opiate of the masses then music must be the amphetamine”: Blogging from Trinidad and Tobago, Shivonne Du Barry examines the phenomenon of political parties using local...

Dominica: Creole Traditions

“During this season, every village…strives to show its neighbors how well it is preserving heritage and traditions”: Living Dominica celebrates “Creole time”!

Japan: Veggie Characters

You can take a look at the Japanese vegetable packaging culture from Pingmag.

Argentina: Reunited Soda Stereo

eBlog [ES] writes about the recent shows by reunited band Soda Stereo that took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Russia: Beautiful Women

Natalia Antonova writes: “One of the most popular posts in the Russian blogosphere […] as of late was a simple “post pictures of women you consider beautiful” on some dude’s...

U.S., Russia: Aleksandr Shevchenko on Trial for Murder

Moscow Through Brown Eyes writes about Aleksandr Shevchenko the painter – and his namesake, currently on trial in Sacramento for his role in the murder of Satender Singh.

Russia: Tatarstan

Window on Eurasia comments on Moscow's complex relationship with Tatarstan.

Russia: Mosques for Moscow Region's Muslims

Window on Eurasia writes about the lack of mosques for the growing Muslim population of the Moscow region and the reluctance of the governor to build new ones.

Azerbaijan: Whirling Dervishes in Baku

Leigh’s new adventure in Azerbaijan says that when trying to purchase tickets to see the Whirling Dervishes perform in Baku, the government had gotten there first to purchase all the...

Uganda: Poverty and Paris Hilton

Wednesday's Public Poverty Forum in Kampala had one blogger, Tumwijukue, asking, “Did they (re)define poverty? Did they speak of poverty of the mind? Or did they merely use the event...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Jamaica: Lucky Dube

Abeni is saddened by the passing of South African reggae star Lucky Dube and likens him to the late Jamaican artist, Peter Tosh.

Bahamas: Pauline Glasby Passes On

Ringplay Productions acknowledges the passing of music, visual and performing arts lecturer, Pauline Glasby.

Morocco: Interview with an Amazigh Blogger

Jillian York sheds light on the message and struggle of Moroccan Amazigh and activist Bouba, who blogs at Ghasbouba. Who are the Amazigh? What is Bouba blogging about and what...

Korea: Eating Alone and Loneliness

In a major newspaper, there was a column about eating alone. “Eating alone, you should be strong.” Citing the script of a movie, Hope Floats, the columnist says how difficult...

Oman: Ramadhan TV a Let Down

“RamadhanTV did not go exactly as I planned, I was let down by a number of key people that were supposed to contribute in it, I lost the Internet connection...

Slovenia: Lojze Podobnik

TOL's Romantic writes about Lojze Podobnik, a Slovenian author writing on the Romani culture and way of life.

Russia: A St. Petersburger in Moscow

Russian bloggers are, of course, eagerly discussing the upcoming elections and other newsworthy political developments, but there's still plenty of room in the country's blogosphere for apolitical reflection. St. Petersburg...

Brazil: Robinho's ‘you go that way, I’ll go this way’ dribble

Bruno Romani shares the video clip where Brazilian football player Robinho presents his new dribble “You go that way, I’ll go this way”, during the Brazil 5 x 0 Ecuador...

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