· November, 2009

Stories about Arts & Culture from November, 2009

South Africa: It was good food and wine

  16 November 2009

Travelwires’ post about Good Food and Wine show in South Africa: “According to Cashmore, record crowds thronged through the entrances to see, taste, participate and buy. Many of the visitors came back for a second and even a third time.”

Japan: “Obamu”, Verb Form of “Obama”?

  16 November 2009

Anpontan‘s post about the word “obamu” (オバむ) , a Japanese word play that's a verb form of “Obama”, was picked up by James Fallows at the Atlantic and is making its way across the blogosphere, although very few Japanese people actually seem to have heard of the word, as Daniel...

Thailand: House of Museums

  15 November 2009

My Unseen Thailand is impressed with a Bangkok museum called House of Museums. The said museum displays everyday items of the 1950s and 1960s.

Bloggers Remember TEDIndia: The Good, the Bad and the Quirky

  14 November 2009

When the legendary TED conference came down to India, Indian bloggers were understandably excited. Some of the bloggers participated in the event and Gaurav Mishra was one of them. In this post he compiles a roundup of bloggers reactions to the TEDIndia 2009 conference, which took place earlier this month in Mysore, India.

Egypt: Celebrities sans Diplomacy

  13 November 2009

Bikya Masr reported two stories a couple of days apart about celebrity blunders and lack of tact. Beyonce was targeted in the first and Salma Hayek spoke out in the second. Marwa Rahka has the story.

Trinidad & Tobago: Art or Ego?

  13 November 2009

“One thing that seems to me to distinguish good governance from bad is an understanding that cities and countries are built on communities, not on buildings”: Club Soda and Salt comments on Trinidad and Tobago's “latest white elephant”.

Japan: Hitler's “Mein Kampf”, the manga version

  13 November 2009

After more than 80 years since its first publication, Hitler's Mein Kampf has become a Manga comic. The 190 page volume, which sold some 45,000 copies in the first printing, tells in a very simple way the story of Adolf Hitler, from his childhood to his rise as the leader...

Culture and Business News about Capetown in Japanese

  12 November 2009

“Information that you'll never find in guidebooks!” Emi, a Capetown resident that works in tourism, celebrates [ja] the launch of a Japanese portal for information about Capetown called “ケープタウン新聞 (Capetown News)”.