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Diplomatic Allies Wowed by Taiwan Culture
Culture / Lifestyle / Taiwan

Diplomatic Allies Wowed by Taiwan Culture

Sir Iaokoba Taeia Italeli, governor-general of Tuvalu earlier this month visited the International Spotlight Central Region Program event and gained familiarity with a number of Taiwan‘s most compelling cultural and creative industry attractions. Co-sponsored by the Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications and the iSee Taiwan Foundation (看見台灣基金會), the program aims to highlight the … Continue reading »

“Gaudeamus” Book Fair Held in Bucharest, President-Elect Launches Autobiography
Culture / Literature / Romania

“Gaudeamus” Book Fair Held in Bucharest, President-Elect Launches Autobiography

“Gaudeamus” International Educational Book Fair concluded its 21st edition on Sunday in Bucharest, after hosting a five-day marathon of publishing and professional events, with president-elect Klaus Iohannis launching his autobiography at the Fair. “Printed books still have an important place in our lives,” said Wednesday at the opening ceremony Ovidiu Miculescu, head of the Radio … Continue reading »

Unearthed Paintings Shed Light on Everyday
Culture / Greece / Lifestyle

Unearthed Paintings Shed Light on Everyday

Paintings of daily life have been discovered on columns at Greece‘s biggest ancient tomb at Amphipolis in the northern region of Macedonia, the Greek culture ministry said Saturday. “After cleaning the columns, images of people, objects and utensils were uncovered,” Culture Minister Kostas Tassoulas said at a press briefing on the discovery at the site. … Continue reading »

State-of-Art Opera House Opens in Central Taiwan
Architecture / Culture / Taiwan

State-of-Art Opera House Opens in Central Taiwan

Central Taiwan‘s first opera house opened Sunday with a grand ceremony to inaugurate what Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai called “the pride of Taichung.” Designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning Japanese architect Toyo Ito, the eye-catchingly modern National Taichung Theater boasts a 2,014-seat grand theater, a 800-seat theater and a 200-seat black box. FULL STORY Continue reading »

Galloping Words: The Poetry of Horse-Riding
Culture / Literature / United States of America

Galloping Words: The Poetry of Horse-Riding

The Ancient Greeks credited Poseidon, the sea deity, with being the creator of horses, drawing a correspondence between the waves from his realm crashing on the shore and the galloping of majestic, spirited steeds. Can [we] draw a related analogy to equate ideas or, better still, words – the prime medium used to express them … Continue reading »

The Times Resuscitation Building by Nano Architects
Architecture / Culture / Japan

The Times Resuscitation Building by Nano Architects

Completed in 1967, the Sanno Mansion in Hakata-ward, Fukuoka, Japan was once a state-of-the-art apartment building with telephone switchboard rooms and elevators, both of which were rare amenities at the time. Fast-forward 40 years and it has turned into a dilapidated, neglected building with years of decreased occupancy rate, reduction of rent and declined revenue. … Continue reading »

Sweden’s Wallenberg Dynasty Prepares for Sixth Generation
Culture / Economy / Sweden

Sweden’s Wallenberg Dynasty Prepares for Sixth Generation

Jacob Wallenberg, the 58-year-old head of one of Europe’s most enduring family dynasties, is trying to work out how the empire controlling much of Sweden‘s economy could look with a woman or someone without the family name at the helm. Roughly 30 members of the sixth generation, aged between 15 and 30, are contenders to see if … Continue reading »

Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centre Malls Host 43rd UAE National Day Celebrations Across Nation
Culture / Holidays / United Arab Emirates

Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centre Malls Host 43rd UAE National Day Celebrations Across Nation

Following UAE Flag Day earlier this month, Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centre shopping malls across the nation: City Centre Ajman, City Centre Deira, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Mirdif, City Centre Sharjah and My City Centre, Nasseriya are continuing to spread the Spirit of the Union as 43rd UAE National Day draws near. The six … Continue reading »