Culture and Media

21.11.2017

Face 2 Face with Georgina Bates

Face 2 Face with Georgina Bates

On this show we speak with Georgina Bates director and choreographer of “Somehow We End Up Here, Again”. Georgina collaborates with journalist Jihii Jolly, documentarian Diana Diroy, and others on a timely mixed-media dance theater work exploring life under the radar, colored by the immigrant, refugee, and outcast perspectives. »

18.11.2017

Poland, Forum for the Future of Culture Manifesto: Let Us Get Together!

Poland, Forum for the Future of Culture Manifesto: Let Us Get Together!

Forum for the Future of Culture 18th and 19th of November 2017,  Powszechny Theatre, Warsaw In the autumn of 2016, this slogan brought together nearly three thousand participants of the Congress of Culture. We met up in Warsaw and talked about culture in Poland during three days. We finished the meeting with the… »

16.11.2017

Human Touch through Virtual Space and Time

Human Touch through Virtual Space and Time

This morning, I woke up and found this lovely note from an old college friend on my Facebook page which, for some reason, touched my heart. Sure, we receive notes and posts like these which at times may sound mushy and sentimental. But this rang true, coming from an… »

12.11.2017

George Orwell at the BBC

George Orwell at the BBC

I cannot think of anything more ironic than the content of the article published in The Guardian on November 7th : “George Orwell returns to loom over BBC” stating that an Orwell statue has been unveiled at the BBC’s studio piazza in London this week. Apparently, the work of art… »

10.11.2017

US Justice Department Forces RT America To register As “Foreign Agent”

US Justice Department Forces RT America To register As “Foreign Agent”

By Trévon Austin RT, the Russia-based oppositional TV and Internet broadcaster, announced Thursday that the US Department of Justice has forced it to register as a “foreign agent” under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Washington has given the outlet until Monday to register as a foreign agent or its… »

08.11.2017

Conversation with Samantha Silva

Conversation with Samantha Silva

By Jhon Sánchez The last time I read “A Christmas Carol” was in April of this year. I assigned a graphic novel of the book to my students to study character arc. Like most children from my generation in Colombia—and the generations before, I grew up, reading, watching or listening… »

07.11.2017

100+ Rally to Support Gothamist Journalists Fired for Unionizing

100+ Rally to Support Gothamist Journalists Fired for Unionizing

In New York City, more than 100 people protested against billionaire Joe Ricketts’s decision to shut down the news outlets Gothamist and DNAinfo, one week after the newsrooms voted to unionize. Emma Whitford: “My name is Emma Whitford. I’ve been—I had been at Gothamist for two-and-a-half years. Yeah, we voted… »

07.11.2017

East Side Gallery – last chance to save it!

East Side Gallery – last chance to save it!

The East Side Gallery is threatened again with falling victim to speculators. The longest open-air gallery and one of the most visited places in Germany also stands for a culture of remembrance that reminds us of the “after”, of the euphoric days of freedom that were achieved, not of the… »

31.10.2017

Lessons we can learn from the Kevin Spacey furore

Lessons we can learn from the Kevin Spacey furore

Transform the male & workplace culture that allows sexual harassment  Until now, Kevin Spacey never publicly revealed that he is gay. For decades, long after other actors came out, he remained totally closeted and side-stepped the issue of his sexuality. In the early stages of his career, when… »

26.10.2017

Journalists on strike in Greece – Pressenza strikes in solidarity

Journalists on strike in Greece – Pressenza strikes in solidarity

Greek journalists have just finished a 2 day strike; the 4th such strike within a year. Journalists and editors went into media silence on Tuesday and Wednesday this week with the idea that no news should be broadcast via the radio or TV and that no newspapers would be published… »

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