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Monday, September 7, 2015
Bangladesh's first comic strip featuring a young lesbian discovering her sexuality has been launched in the capital. Boys of Bangladesh, the country's largest gay rights group, organized the launch on Saturday night of "Dhee," the Bengali word for intellect or wisdom.
An interactive public art event is to be held at Mt. Bagua Buddha Scenic Area (八卦山風景區) until Sept. 20, inviting artists from five different countries to create pieces of art with local participants, with the Changhua County Cultural Affairs Bureau yesterday hosting the commencement ceremony, the Central News Agency reported.
Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian has said she will donate part of a 100,000-euro (US$112,000) Dutch award to charity, including Syrian and Iraqi refugees.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
The 'Rainbow Grandpa' saving a village with art
Huang Yung-fu greets visitors to his village in Central Taiwan with paint-stained hands and shoes spattered with flecks of color, a sign of the daily artistic labor that has seen him single-handedly stave off the developers' bulldozers.
A so-called self portrait of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) on show in Taipei was not painted by the famous Italian master himself, contrary to the claims of the organizer of the exhibition, according to Italian experts.
A Taiwanese graphic designer has won the Grand Prix at the prestigious Japan Illustrators' Association (JIA) Illustration Award 2015 with a series of illustrations that tell the story of a bag's journey.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Artist paints Kabul's walls of war to help heal city
A city at war, the Afghan capital is among the ugliest in the world. Wide avenues once lined with rose gardens are today gridlocked streets sandwiched by concrete blast walls protecting those inside from the bombs and bullets that form the backbeat of a 14-year insurgency. After recent deadly attacks, the towering walls multiplied almost overnight, appearing in double rows outside government buildings, businesses, embassies and the homes of powerful people.
Hundreds attend London pop-up picnic dressed in white
Hundreds of people dressed all in white attended an elegant pop-up picnic in London on Thursday in an event aimed to celebrate public space in cities.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Sales of unearthed Atari games total over US$100,000
A cache of Atari game cartridges dug up in a New Mexico landfill last year has generated more than US$100,000 in sales over the last several months.
The K.R.T. Girls, four fictional employees of Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corp. (KRTC), have brought in revenue of NT$2 million (US$61,576) in the first seven months of the year and drawn interest from a local game firm and a Japanese publisher.
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