Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Culture News

France braces for new Covid curbs but set to avoid lockdown

Paris - The French government is expected Thursday to announce new restrictions to stave off a rise in coronavirus cases but unlike some of its neighbours a full lockdown appears off the agenda for now.

Japan celebrates coming-of-age day despite virus surge

Apo - Young adults dressed to the nines in kimonos gathered at venues in Japan on Monday to celebrate reaching the age of majority, although many of the usually jubilant events were cancelled over virus fears.

Pandemic overshadows Japan's New Year tuna auction

Apo - Tokyo's annual New Year tuna auction ended Tuesday without the usual jaw-dropping bidding war, with the country's "Tuna King" holding back on gunning for the top fish, citing the pandemic woes affecting the restaurant industry.

Turkey's social divides laid bare in Netflix hit

Istanbul - One is a headscarf-wearing cleaning lady from the poor suburbs of Istanbul, the other a jet-setting psychiatrist who breaks glass ceilings and harbours suspicions about conservative Islam.

Foreigners shake up Egypt's belly dancing scene

Apo - At a Cairo wedding hall, Russian belly dancer Anastasia Biserova shimmied to the dance floor in a bright, high-slit skirt and an elaborately sequined bra top.

Foreigners shake up Egypt's belly dancing scene

Apo - At a Cairo wedding hall, Russian belly dancer Anastasia Biserova shimmied to the dance floor in a bright, high-slit skirt and an elaborately sequined bra top.

Singapore 'hawker' culture gains UN recognition

Fpo - Once seen as lowly members of Singaporean society, cooks in the city-state's bustling "hawker" centres are rejoicing this week after the United Nations recognised their food as a cultural treasure.

Art of watchmaking gets UNESCO heritage status

Zurich - The craftmanship of Swiss and French mechanical watchmaking on Wednesday won UNESCO intangible heritage status, casting the spotlight on an art practised for centuries in the Jura mountain region straddling the two countries.

Rebuilt Prussian palace, scarred by history, opens in Berlin

Berlin - A reconstructed Prussian palace will open in Berlin on Wednesday as a museum complex housing colonial artifacts, just as debate is gathering pace around the return of treasures plundered from abroad.

Flipping the script: China school reforms spark Mongolian writing revival

Ulaanbaatar - In a classroom in Mongolia's capital, students pass over the Soviet-era Cyrillic alphabet they grew up with and turn their copybooks sideways to practice the traditional, vertical Mongolian script that dates back to the empire of Genghis Khan.

Christmas gift sparks lifelong passion for puppeteer

Turin - Augusto Grilli's eyes still light up when he recalls receiving the little theatre and 12 puppets almost 75 years ago, a childhood gift that sparked a career and a lifelong passion.

Ukraine seeks World Heritage status for Chernobyl zone

Chernobyl - A soft snow fell as a clutch of visitors equipped with a Geiger counter wandered through the ghostly Ukrainian town of Pripyat, frozen in time since the world's worst nuclear accident in 1986.

China's trailblazing female comedians tackle taboos

Bejing - Strutting onstage with well-honed confidence, 23-year-old comedian Qiqi is part of a new wave of young, female stand-up acts in China, crashing into what has always previously been a man's world.

US Supreme Court hears case on art trove bought by Nazi Germany

Washington - The US Supreme Court will hear Monday a case involving an important medieval art collection that Nazi Germany acquired from Jewish dealers.

Cuba talks on freedom of expression break down after rare protest

Havana - Dialogue over freedom of expression between Cuba's government and artists who organized a rare protest last week hit an impasse Friday as communist authorities accused some of them of being financed by the United States.

Turks bristle at botched heritage renovations

Istanbul - With sloppy restoration work and damaged or disfigured historical monuments, experts say a race for profits, ideological considerations and favouritism are leaving sensitive upkeep of cultural heritage by the wayside in Turkey.

The bookseller of Kinshasa: A lone fight to help DR Congo's bookworms

Apo - In the aircraft hold, Alpha Ramazani has stowed a precious cargo.In Europe, its contents may seem banal. But in the chaotic, rundown capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, they are revered as nectar for the brain.

Dutch campaigner sees progress in 'Black Pete' fight

Amsterdam - As winter draws in each year, the Netherlands revels in the festive arrival of Saint Nicholas -- but for many it is anything but a cause for celebration.

Ancient statue of Hermes dug up in Athens

Athens - The head of an ancient statue of the Greek god Hermes has been unearthed during excavations for sewage system improvements in central Athens, the ministry of culture said Sunday.

'Witches' feminist drama sparks outrage in conservative Pakistan

Karachi - A fiery online series about a group of women who unleash revenge on men has sparked a backlash in conservative Pakistan, where tough censorship rules prevent such shows from appearing on television.

Beyond Dubai's shadow, Sharjah shines light on Arab art

Sharjah - It doesn't have the malls of Dubai or the mega-projects of Abu Dhabi, but the conservative Gulf emirate of Sharjah has carved out a role for itself as a cultural capital.

Yemen's ancient 'Manhattan of the Desert' risks collapse

Sanaa - Dubbed the "Manhattan of the desert" for its centuries-old skyscrapers, Yemen's ancient city of Shibam escaped damage in the civil war -- but faces collapse from disrepair amid rains and floods.

Saving Angkor Wat: Cambodia's ninja gardeners tame jungle growth

Siem Reap - Stacking a ladder against the towering spires of Cambodia's archaeological marvel Angkor Wat, Chhoeurm Try gingerly scales the temple's exterior to hack away foliage before it damages the ancient facade.

Day of the Dead 'skeleton' Barbie splits opinion in Mexico

Mexico - She's been a princess, a president, a Marine Corps sergeant, an astronaut and a Star Wars stormtrooper. In Mexico for the Day of the Dead festival, Barbie is even a skeleton.

Mud-brick palace is Yemen's latest heritage site facing disaster

Saywun - Yemen's Seiyun Palace, one of the world's largest mud-brick structures, has become the war-torn country's latest heritage site facing the risk of collapse as heavy rains and years of neglect take their toll.

Torlonia collection's ancient sculptures back on show after restoration

Rome - One of the world's biggest private collections of antique marble sculpture is bringing restored works, from mythical creatures to statues of emperors, back to public display in Rome this month.

Lebanese artists in overdrive to restore Beirut's beauty

Beirut - Lebanese stained glass artist Maya Husseini had hoped to retire after decades spent designing colourful windows, but she has been flooded with work since the blast that ripped through Beirut.

Argentine creator of Mafalda cartoon strip dies

Buenos Aires - Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, who created the beloved comic strip Mafalda, has died aged 88, his publisher announced Wednesday.

Argentine creator of Mafalda cartoon strip dies

Buenos Aires - Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, creator of the comic strip Mafalda, has died aged 88, his publisher Daniel Divinsky announced Wednesday. "Quino has died.

Mexico's forgotten Afro-descendants celebrate roots

Cuajinicuilapa - With dancing devils, fireworks and traditional musical instruments like the donkey jawbone, Afro-Mexicans proudly celebrate a heritage that is often forgotten in the Latin American country despite a centuries-old presence.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 25 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Culture


Culture Image

Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.
Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.
Collision Conference
Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
2012 Newport Beach Film Festival - Latino Showcase
2012 Newport Beach Film Festival - Latino Showcase
Looking through the same Kafeneio. The service is always extraordinary: peaceful and enjoyable rathe...
Looking through the same Kafeneio. The service is always extraordinary: peaceful and enjoyable rather than the noisy and rushed experience many in Australia endure everyday.
Veruca Salt  onstage in 2005
Veruca Salt, onstage in 2005
Wikicommons
View down the quiet street of Αλριανου from the Kafeneio.
View down the quiet street of Αλριανου from the Kafeneio.
he Kogi or Kogui or Kaggabba  translated to  jaguar   in the Kogui language are a native American et...
he Kogi or Kogui or Kaggabba, translated to "jaguar", in the Kogui language are a native American ethnic group that lives in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Martha, in Colombia. They are one of the few surviving Pre-Columbian civilizations of South America.
Lvov is an ancient W. Ukrainian city populated traditionally by different nations settled on this Eu...
Lvov is an ancient W. Ukrainian city populated traditionally by different nations settled on this European road-crossing. A photo exhibition "Uman Rash Hashanah" by local artist Max Dondyuk is interesting testimony to a traditional Jewish life resurgency in Uman (U-m-a-n'), a traditionally Jewish schtattle in the Eastern Ukraine famous for Jewish cultural sights survived communist epoch and Holocaust.
Vietnamese Cultural Festival 2010 in Berlin
Vietnamese Cultural Festival 2010 in Berlin
Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Amazing ancient artifacts at the National Archaelogical Museum in Athens. Incredible to think these ...
Amazing ancient artifacts at the National Archaelogical Museum in Athens. Incredible to think these intricate sculptures have survived unscathed, centuries of war and sub-surface burial.
The bone-rattling noise produced from this two-hour parade through Athens is an incredible sight. Ta...
The bone-rattling noise produced from this two-hour parade through Athens is an incredible sight. Tanks, trucks, armored vehicles, troop carriers, Chemical warfare soldiers, jets, commandos...Thousands of locals and tourists alike line the streets proudly waving Greek flags. Such a sense of all-encompassing pride is felt. Greek or not, you can't help but love this country. The pride and unity displayed by this event gives me confidence that Greece will emerge victors of it's current trials.
A gold funerary mask of the Sican Culture.
A gold funerary mask of the Sican Culture.
Rosemania, Wikimedia
Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
These excavations are sprinkled all over Athens. Of course it must be expected that an ancient city ...
These excavations are sprinkled all over Athens. Of course it must be expected that an ancient city such as Athens has existed on it's present site for thousands of years. Not sure how the residents feel about having skyscrapers being built on top of their homes...
Toronto s cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
Toronto's cultural diversity is shown in many different forms across the city.
The Parthenon from afar!
The Parthenon from afar!
Greeks are a very proud people of the utmost integrity and kindness. Their national pride is evident...
Greeks are a very proud people of the utmost integrity and kindness. Their national pride is evident throughout the city with flags and banners everywhere. You can't help but think it was this same national pride that put the ancient Greeks at the forefront of politics, philosophy and morality.

Latest News
Top News