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Stories about Arts & Culture

13 September 2014

A Group of University Students in Kyoto Want Japan, China and Korea to Just Be ‘Happy’

Relations between the three countries are often prickly because of territorial and historical disputes. A group of students made a 'Happy' video to promote a message of friendship.

11 September 2014

A Fleet of Life-Size Paper Boats Is Sailing Down the Hudson River to Protest Climate Change

SeaChange: We All Live Downstream, a collaboration between 350.org and Brooklyn-based maritime arts collective Mare Liberum, is headed to the People’s Climate March.

9 September 2014

News of the Latest McDonald's Closure in Russia “Devastates” Obama

RuNet Echo

When current events inspire Russia's satirists, the RuNet produces some amazingly funny short stories. Russia's ongoing assault on the McDonald's food chain is having such an effect.

Mourning a Giant of Yoga Instruction, BKS Iyengar

Internationally acclaimed yoga teacher BKS Iyengar died two weeks ago at the age of 96. His students and admirers have mourned and celebrated him on Twitter for weeks.

5 September 2014

Activists and Bloggers Worldwide Ponder Lessons Learned From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

There is no denying that more people are now more aware of ALS than ever before, but critics have accused the campaign of focusing on self-congratulating deeds.

3 September 2014

What Went Into Making Russia's Most Viral Dash Cam Video Ever?

RuNet Echo

The good people of Chelyabinsk—a city whose toughness is legendary in Russian popular culture—have become some of the world’s biggest producers of candid-camera cartoon mayhem.

1 September 2014

These Photos Capture Life Beyond War and Tragedy in Palestine

Humans of Palestine aims at restoring the humanity often stripped away when Palestinians are reduced to calculative deaths, forgettable names, and mutilated bodies, rather than people with stories and dreams.

Is Venezuelan Film ‘The Liberator’ a Historical Biopic or Propaganda Blockbuster?

The premier of the biopic about the life and times of Venezuelan freedom fighter Simon Bolívar, "The Liberator," sparked debate on where historical truth ends and political propaganda begins.

29 August 2014

Three Years After the Arab Spring, Tunisian and Egyptian Musicians Continue to Fight Censorship

Hind started the TeMa Rebelle Festival to bring together young socially conscious musicians from the Arab world with their European counterparts so that they would meet and collaborate.

28 August 2014

From a “Gaza Stripper” in Texas to Chinese Migrants in Egypt, Kim Badawi Photographs Intercultural Encounters

In this interview, photographer Kim Badawi discusses his work on cultural encounters, and on the role of social media when mainstream news fails to report stories that matter to communities.

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