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Seeing Double

Arts, Culture & Media

This week New York welcomes ‘Performa ’09‘, the third biennial of performance art to hit the city. The event features more than 150 artists over three weeks, and one of whom has me very excited. I was lucky enough to experience South African artist Candice Breitz’s video installation ‘Legend’ a few years ago, and have […]

Masterpiece Theater: Laptop Edition

Arts, Culture & Media
Kate English singer Kate Bush returns to the stage after a 35-year hiatus, and her fans around the world are coming to see her.

Fans from around the globe are rushing to London to feed their Kate Bush mania


The Lion(s) Sleep Tonight

Anti-government protesters shout during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas March 3, 2014.

One year after Hugo Chavez, his successor and Venezuela are struggling

Global Politics
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American Band Bloodhound Gang Sparks Outrage in Russia

Global Politics

Late last month American rocker “Evil” Jared Hasselhoff of the band Bloodhound Gang pulled a stunt that caused an uproar in the Ukraine and Russia. The World’s Nina Porzucki reports.

Milan’s Duomo Cathedral conceives innovative plan to fund necessary repairs

Lifestyle & Belief

One of the most stunning cathedral in Europe, perhaps all of the world, needs a cleaning. The Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy, is “adopting” out some of its spires to fund renovations that the historic building needs.

Russian band Pussy Riot, convicted of hooliganism, given two-year sentences

Global Politics

Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina Samutsevich will spend the next two years in prison after a Russian judge determined they had offended the sensibilities of religious people with an anti-Vladimir Putin protest performance in an Orthodox Cathedral.

Research shows listening to different musical genres leaves lasting impact on brain

Arts, Culture & Media

A Northwestern University scientist wanted to see how the brains of people changed when they grew up listening equally to two distinctly different cultures of music, like rock and tango. So he commissioned a study, and found that, indeed, ‘bimusical’ experience leaves a lasting impact.

Super Bowl 2012 halftime show presents Madonna opportunity to reconnect

Arts, Culture & Media

This year’s Super Bowl halftime show will be Madonna’s first ever — but she’s a singer known by probably all ages of NFL fans. With a new album forthcoming, a new movie out this week and younger rivals challenging her pop stardom, this could be Madonna’s chance to restate her relevance.