· February, 2010

Stories about Arts & Culture from February, 2010

Macedonia: Protest Against “Skopje 2014″ Plan

  6 February 2010

Mite Kuzevski (@kuzevski) posted a video clip [MKD] and photos directly from the scene of the protest against the Skopje 2014 Plan. The protest, sparked by the unveiling of the government's “vision” for a massive rebuilding, took place on the main square of Macedonia's capital on Feb. 6.

Macedonia: Online Rebellion Against “Skopje 2014″ Plan

  6 February 2010

After years of veiled announcements, media manipulation and bureaucratic dodging of requests for transparency, accountability and citizen participation, the government finally came out with a plan to litter the center of the Macedonian capital with a number of new monuments and buildings. Filip Stojanovski reviews the netizens' reactions.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Wisdom of Children

  5 February 2010

“I learned that children are naturally giving and spontaneous and if we are not willing to accept some of the ‘wild energy’ of our children and if we continue to treat our schools as warehouses, then we should be prepared to accept the death of their imagination”: Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey...

Suriname: Tattoo You

  4 February 2010

At Paramaribo SPAN, Christopher Cozier considers the work of a tattoo artist “using skin as another canvas”, which “coincides with the painted decorations on Paramaribo minibuses, reaching out to a larger contemporary public and extending the dialogue about visual production.”

Dominica: On Censorship

  4 February 2010

Dominica Weekly puts forward its take on the issue of censorship, commenting: “Dominican authorities must pay close attention to other lyrics which glorify guns, drugs, violence or deviant behaviour. Calypso, as a art form [has] tremendous influence on the behaviour of youth…and governments have a responsibility to ensure that the...

Trinidad & Tobago: On Carnival

  4 February 2010

TriniGourmet.com “shine[s] a spotlight on Trinidad’s largest cultural festival, Carnival”, while gspottt publishes a list of Carnival safety tips.

Taiwan: Photoblogger Featured in Windows7 Theme

  4 February 2010

Photoblogger frogfree's 5 sets of photographs are officially recognized and featured in Windows 7 theme. He hopes it could encourage people around the world using Windows 7  to get to know the beauty of Taiwan(zh).

Egypt: We Are The Champions

  3 February 2010

The Egyptian football team beat Ghana in the African Cup of Nations' final match, and achieved its third consecutive championship. This is also Egypt's seventh championship since the launch of the tournament in the 50's. Bloggers join the rest of the country in celebrating the achievement.

Jamaica: Last of the “Drumblairs”

  2 February 2010

Geoffrey Philp acknowledges the passing of Albert Huie, the last survivor of the “Drumblair” group of intellectuals and artists that drove the national movement for Jamaican Independence.

Spain: Indigenous Film Festival

  1 February 2010

Canal Solidario writes about the Indigenous Film Festival which will take place in Sevilla, Spain. During the screening, films from indigenous communities inside Nicaragua, Canada and Brazil will be shown and participants will also discuss the role of multimedia and internet tools in protecting cultural diversity.