Tag: Culture

Little Tokyo project seeking proposals for April 2018 art events until Jan. 15

Little Tokyo is a 133-year previous Japanese American neighborhood, the second oldest neighborhood in Los Angeles, considered one of three remaining historic Japantowns left within the nation, and one of many first fourteen California Cultural Districts. Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and Little Tokyo Business Association in collaboration with Sustainable Little Tokyo invitations artists deeply rooted in Little Tokyo …

Nicolás Maduro’s Accelerating Revolution | The New Yorker

One afternoon this August, on the Venezuelan Presidential palace of Miraflores, a crowd waited for President Nicolás Maduro to set out the nation’s political future. The palace is in downtown Caracas, the place it’s missed by slum-covered hills and by the Cuartel de la Montaña, a former fortress the place Hugo Chávez, Maduro’s mentor and predecessor, is buried. The speech …

Poem of the week – Walter Osborne: Apple Gathering, Quimperlé by Frank Ormsby | Books

Walter Osborne: Apple Gathering, Quimperlé Weep for the inexperienced orchards of northern Franceearlier than the two world wars, their apple-rich largessesure ripely to the sap and to the solarin fertile villages. At Quimperlé,two ladies are harvesting a tree bent sidewaysby the weight of apples, one wielding an extended stickto carry them to earth, the different in her wake,bending to collect. …

Hear The Rite of Spring Conducted by Igor Stravinsky Himself: A Vintage Recording from 1929

Though greater than a century of musical change has handed since its infamously near-riotous debut on the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, The Rite of Spring stays a formidable problem for any conductor. “I remember the first time I conducted the ‘Rite’ more than half a century ago,” the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos advised The Los Angeles Times in 2013, the 12 months of the …

Hedy Lamarr’s Forgotten, Frustrated Career as a Wartime Inventor

The Hollywood show legend Hedy Lamarr was born Hedwig Kiesler, the solely child of wealthy, assimilated Jewish mom and father in Vienna. She grew up imbibing the city’s smart cultural life and decadent sophistication. At eighteen, she grew to turn into notorious for flitting all through the show naked and simulating an orgasm—a cinematic first!—inside the film “Ecstasy,” from 1933, …

Jurisprudence in the EU: Greece prepares to do away with compulsory sharia in Western Thrace

Main picture:  AS PART of a passionate marketing campaign to remedy an apparently non-existent drawback, American state legislatures have been introduced, over the previous decade, with at the least 120 payments that sought to outlaw the follow of sharia, the Islamic authorized system, and 15 of them have been enacted. With or with out these legal guidelines, America’s attachment to …

Judaism and Russian Orthodoxy: A Russian cleric’s turn of phrase evokes some dark memories

Main picture:  THIS has been a roller-coaster week in relations between Judaism and Russian Orthodoxy. It began when one of the nation’s best-known clerics, a person thought to be personally near President Vladimir Putin, dropped a verbal bombshell whereas making an announcement in regards to the hitherto mysterious workings of a church panel which is tasked with investigating the obvious stays of the final tsar and his household, killed by firing-squad in …

Eight new Australian writers you should read (according to those who know) | Books

No author is an island. Behind each blossoming wordsmith is a literary trade placing within the onerous yards to uncover, develop and share tales with as many readers as attainable. Yet among the folks with essentially the most information about Australian literature are those we hear from the least: the publishers who read a whole bunch of manuscripts a 12 …

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