How AI is helping to recreate childhood memories

What do you do with a cherished memory that has no record — not even a photo or a video?  This Spanish company, Domestic Data Streamers, might help. They’ve harnessed artificial intelligence to turn fading recollections into visual or “synthetic” memories. The end product isn’t quite a photo — or art. But it’s helping people reconnect with their pasts.

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The changing landscape for Sweden’s successful music industry

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A silent movie cinema thrives in Brussels

Iraqi cellist and conductor Karim Wasfi leads a performance at the National Theatre in Iraq, Baghdad, March 11, 2023.

Iraq’s revived art scene is helping to heal the country’s wounds

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‘My art is not soft anymore’: A Ukrainian sculptor reshapes his vision in response to war 

Ilona Kravchenko and Jan Vana perform in “Giselle” with the Ukrainian Classical Ballet in Bucharest, Romania.

The long fight for arts and culture in Ukraine as war rages on


When Russia’s full-scale invasion in Ukraine began on Feb. 24, 2022, the pursuits of many of Ukraine’s leading artists and cultural institutions came to a halt. The World takes a look back at the myriad ways in which war impacted artistic and cultural expression in Ukraine, and how advocates continue to work tirelessly to keep making art against all odds.

Exterior of the Museum of the City of New York, with a promotion for the "City of Faith" exhibition currently on display, New York, Dec. 1, 2022.

Museum exhibit highlights New York’s sacred spaces

Lifestyle & Belief

The “City of Faith” museum exhibit looks at the New York City’s religious roots and immigrant experience, with a special focus on the South Asian community after 9/11. Curator Azra Dawood tells The World what inspired her and why such a discussion is important.

"Bust of a smiling woman," 1901, by Pablo Picasso, at the Reina Sofía Museum. 

The Picasso paradox: Museums grapple with how to remember the artist’s complicated legacy

Arts, Culture & Media

Fifty years after his death, some organizers have insisted on revisiting the artist Pablo Picasso in a new light, with exhibits and conversations focused on his problematic relationship with women.

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Moscow multimedia exhibition focuses on anti-Kremlin protest culture

“Time Difference,” a new multimedia art exhibition by Katya Muromtseva, 31, urges viewers to listen to the voices of those who are critical of the Kremlin.

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These comics help combat mental health challenges for migrants in Vermont


For migrant farm workers in Vermont, not knowing the local language, little access to public transportation, and separation from home can be a recipe for isolation, depression and other mental hurdles. This comic book project highlights the mental health challenges of migration.