Arts

the Safecity app make Delhi safer for women

As India’s cities struggle to turn the tables on rape and sexual assault, a new app allows women to share their stories of harassment and actively address abusive behaviour in their neighbourhoods I was touched at rush hour at the busy Andheri Station. A person passing my rickshaw simply touched my breast and ran away while I sat disgusted and ...

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Curzon Home Cinema to launch on Virgin Media TiVo

App will give Virgin Media customers access to independent films. Curzon has struck a deal that will bring its VOD service to TiVo in the UK. The launch of the Curzon Home Cinema app on TiVo will give Virgin Media customers access to a range of independent films at the same time they are released into UK and Ireland cinemas, ...

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Rebel factions and Syria are working together to protect rich heritage sites

Despite a raging four-year civil war, rebel factions and Syrian officials are working together to protect the country’s rich heritage sites from each other’s bombs — and the Islamic State. Across the country, irreplaceable artifacts have been under siege since 2011, when fighting erupted between the Syrian government and rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar Assad. “Archaeologists from the two ...

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Belly dancer acquitted of offending Mortada Mansour

Sama El-Masry was accused of ‘offending’ Zamalek club president and lawyer Mortada Mansour An Egyptian misdemeanour court has acquitted belly dancer Sam El-Masry of “offending Zamalek club president and lawyer Mortada Mansour” following a reconciliation between them, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported. The initial verdict handed to El-Masry was six months in jail and a fine of LE10,000. El-Masry’s lawyer ...

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Art Alert: BA Arts Centre to bring Mozart’s Requiem to audiences in Alexandria, Cairo

The iconic mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be staged twice, at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and All Saints’ Cathedral in Cairo. “Death is man’s best friend,” Mozart wrote in a letter to his father. When Mozart died over 200 years ago, he left behind hundreds of works: operas, concerti, symphonies, chamber works and more. Ironically, he died during his first assignment ...

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Miss Colombia crowned Miss Universe; Miss USA runner-up

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries. Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration, said she would wear the crown with “pride and excitement” as she heard the news that fans in Colombia had taken to the streets to celebrate. Although she ...

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Thousands bid farewell to Lebanese diva Sabah

Thousands poured onto the streets Sunday to bid farewell to musical legend Sabah, who will not only be remembered for her huge contributions to the arts, but hailed for her humility despite achieving international acclaim. Song and dance shattered the usual Sunday quiet in Downtown Beirut, with citizens, musicians, public figures, former colleagues of the diva and her relatives celebrating ...

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The middle East Says: Goodbye to Sabah

There are very few moments of shared joy in Lebanon’s collective memory. Sabah, who died Wednesday, was responsible for several of them. With her death, so passed one of the totems of Lebanon’s collective memory: the very embodiment of the “joie de vivre a la Libanaise.”Born Jeanette Gergis Feghali, Sabah died at 3 a.m. Wednesday in the Beirut suburb of ...

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Free loans for contemporary art on the table at City of Sydney

A proposal going before City of Sydney councillors on Monday night would mean the City helps to establish an interest-free loans scheme for people buying art from local galleries. The goal: to make art more accessible to those with shallower pockets than your typical collector, and to get more artworks sold. Based on similar programs in the UK and the ...

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