· March, 2011

Stories about Arts & Culture from March, 2011

Puerto Rico: On the film “América”

  19 March 2011

In 80 grados [es] film director Sonia Fritz reflects on her latest film “América,” based on the novel by Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago, and the challenges and the joys  of making movies in Puerto Rico.

Japan: Help Japan posters

  19 March 2011

A post at Adsoftheworld.com shows “Help Japan posters created by different individuals and organizations with a recurring broken red dot”.

China, Tibet: The End of TibetCul.com?

  19 March 2011

The most popular Chinese-language Tibetan website TibetCul.com has been forced offline since March 16 2011. Two other websites, Cometibet.com (Tibet Travel site) and Tibet Encyclopedia website were also affected as a result of the sudden shutdown of their server.

Argentina: Controversy Over Mario Vargas Llosa Attending Book Fair

  18 March 2011

The 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature, Mario Vargas Llosa, has been invited to inaugurate the 37th International Book Fair in Buenos Aires. The invitation has sparked a debate among those who celebrate it and those who criticize the author's political stances and his recent comments related to Argentina.

South Korea: Real-time Checkup on Nuclear Radiation Levels

  18 March 2011

A South Korea's IT company has set up a special web page [ko] which gives real-time data on nuclear radiation levels. The website enlists major cities’ radiation levels by coalescing data gathered from Japanese Ministry of Science and Technology and the IERNet (Integrated Environmental Radiation Monitoring Network). (read more about...

Africa: Blog by African feminist artists

  17 March 2011

Nyangoma is a blog managed by a collective of African feminist artists. The idea was born at the first African Feminist Forum in Accra, Ghana in October 2006. A group of photographers, painters, filmmakers, writers and publishers came together to discuss the role of art in our feminist work.

Japan: Anime Explains Current Nuclear Crisis

  17 March 2011

The ongoing disaster unfolding at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power station in the wake of last Friday's earthquake and tsunami has received an anime explanation, courtesy of this video by media artist Kazuko Hachiya (八谷和彦).

Japan: Social Art and Design for Earthquake Relief

  16 March 2011

Three design-related projects have emerged out of the destruction of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeast coast of Japan last Friday 11 March, 2011. They encourage the sharing of artwork and logos to help in the wake of the disaster.

Nepal: Photo blog of Americans in Kathmandu

  15 March 2011

Ralph and Irene, photo blog of two Americans living in Kathmandu, profiles Nepal's holiest shrine-Pashupatinath Temple. The pictures present a different side of Kathmandu, far from the usual tourist attractions and the ubiquitous mountains.

Chile: Promoting ‘Recycled Art’

  15 March 2011

Contenidos Locales [es] highlights the blog Arte Reciclado (Recycled Art) by artist Bernardita Novoa [es] from the coastal city Algarrobo. Bernardita uses recycled materials in her artwork and teaches schoolchildren about her environmentally friendly technique.

Angola: Music with identity

  14 March 2011

Mário Rui Silva takes us through the musical life of Angolan legend Carlos Lermartina: In 2005 came his fourth record “Frutas do Chão são Coisas Nossas” (Fruit from the ground belongs to us) a “tribute to the life style of the Angolan people and a special focus on the country’s...

Botswana: Maun International Poetry Festival 2011

  14 March 2011

Maun International Poetry Festival 2011 in Botswana is just around the corner: “Performance poetry is taking Botswana by storm and if you are a fan like I am then on the 26th of March all your roads will lead you to Maun for the inaugural Maun International Poetry Festival 2011.”

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