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Top News: Arts

Darwin’s Beagle library digitalized

Singapore - An online reconstruction of the books that Charles Darwin took on the ship Beagle, has made the library from Darwin’s famed voyage more accessible.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Residents of Japanese town band together to create rice art

Aomori - Around 8,000 residents of the town Inakadate in Aomori Prefecture banded together to create some incredible art using simple arrangementsof rice.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Book on 'celestial women' sculptures in Indian temples launched

Singapore - "The Power of the Female: Devangana Sculptures on Indian Temple Architecture," a 474-page volume by Gauri Parimoo Krishnan, curator with the Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore was launched recently.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Cloud Atlas author pens new story as a series of tweets

Is a novel in 140 characters possible? David Mitchell, the author of Cloud Atlas, is going to try. The celebrated author is publishing his next work on Twitter.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Art Walk turns Whyte Avenue into an outdoor gallery Special

Edmonton - The 2014 Whyte Avenue Art Walk taking place this weekend turns the Old Strathcona neighbourhood into an outdoor art gallery.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 2 comments

Egyptian statue controversially sold in U.K.

London - A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue expected to raise about £6 million ($10 million) has sold for £15.76 million ($27 million) at Christie's of London. The artifact was sold by Northampton Borough Council. The sale has caused some controversy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

'Yoga: The Art of Transformation' at Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland - The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) is hosting "Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” an art exhibition featuring the rich visual history of yoga in India.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Last letter of Virginia Woolf on display in London Special

London - The National Portrait Gallery opened today an exhibition that explores the life and work of Virginia Woolf, one of Britain's most celebrated writers of all times.
Digital Journal Report by Valerie Benguiat - 1 comment

J.K. Rowling writes story about Harry Potter's life as an adult

J.K. Rowling has released a tantalizing tidbit of Harry Potter's adult life from the viewpoint of Rita Skeeter, a tabloid journalist. Rowling's new story may also be a jab at how some journalists cover the news.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

'Social Pool' lets you have a dip in the Mojave desert

If you have ever had the urge to swim while visiting the Mojave Desert in Southern California, now's your chance. Several hours away from Los Angeles and totally off the beaten track, is a pool, available to the public, as long as you have the key.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Edmonton: Blues On Whyte takes it to the street for a third time Special

Edmonton - Popular Edmonton blues venue Blues On Whyte hosted its third annual Takin' it to the Streets block party event on July 6.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 2 comments

UNESCO Heritage Site Ajanta Caves to get face-lift

Aurangabad - The historic 2,000-year-old Ajanta caves near Aurangabad in the east Indian state of Maharashtra will be undergoing a restoration of the architecture and sculptures, and reconstruction of its paintings at the site.
In the Media by Sravanth Verma

Review: CanStage tries to soften 'Titus Andronicus' brutality in Toronto Special

Toronto - Not that I'm a fan of Trigger Warnings, but if any Shakespeare play really needs to be preceded by one, it's “Titus Andronicus”. Murder, rape, mutilation, cannibalism, racism — this early Bard tragedy is a grim celebration of meaningless atrocity.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 2 comments

Review: Toronto's High Park is the perfect setting for 'As You Like It' Special

Toronto - Canadian Stage's annual Shakespeare in High Park has become a respected Toronto summer tradition, and this year, the Bard's pastoral comedy “As You Like It” is a fine match for the High Park Amphitheatre's outdoor setting and young audiences.
Digital Journal Report by Jeff Cottrill - 1 comment

Review: Retro Future Art Show Re Imagines Society at Hashtag Gallery Special

Toronto - The Retro Future Art show pays homage to yesterday's visionaries who imagined 'the future that never was'. The show opened Thursday July 3rd and runs till Sun July 6th, 2014 at Hashtag Gallery located at 801 Dundas St w of Bathurst in Toronto.
Digital Journal Report by Rob Campbell

Metal music in a box at London's 'Sculpture in the City' (Video)

London - Sculpture in the City is currently on in London, with some cutting edge contemporary works from leading artists popping up around town. One such installation involves a death metal band playing in an airtight, soundproofed box until the air runs out.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

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