Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Trying to bring political change through bubble tea

Trying to bring political change through bubble tea
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Can the popularity of bubble tea help get Taiwan back into the United Nations?


Bali and Beyond celebrates Indonesian independence

Bali and Beyond celebrates Indonesian independence
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It’s Independence Day in Indonesia and commemorations range from parades to bombing of illegal fish trawlers. We visit the Indonesian Street Festival, New York’s main celebration.


City educators face challenges working with New York’s most vulnerable youth

City educators face challenges working with New York's most vulnerable youth
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Educators who work with homeless, trafficked, or exploited youth face daily challenges that extend far beyond the classroom.


Comic Con proves it’s ‘hip to be square’

Comic Con proves it's 'hip to be square'
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This year’s New York Comic Con attracted its largest crowd ever, furthering the evidence that society has become more accepting of “nerds.”


Parents want French dual language program

Parents want French dual language program
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French parents want to expand the French-Language dual language program in public schools in the New York City. With help and lobbying efforts from the French Embassy, non-profit educational organizations and parents who wish to send their children to learn French at public schools, the number of schools offering the program has increased steadily. And the program may soon extend to Chelsea.


Mozart’s Tito Receives Regal Reception at Metropolitan Opera

Mozart’s Tito Receives Regal Reception at Metropolitan Opera
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To mark the 225th anniversary of “Don Giovanni,” the Metropolitan Opera is showcasing three Mozart operas including a revival of “La Clemenza di Tito,” which opened Nov. 16. The performance featured a star-studded cast with Elina Garanca, Giuseppe Filianoti, Kate Lindsey, Barbara Frittoli, Lucy Crowe and led by acclaimed early music specialist Harry Bicket.  The other Mozart operas […]


East Meets West: Taiwanese Actress Debuts Off-Broadway

East Meets West: Taiwanese Actress Debuts Off-Broadway
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Living between American culture and Taiwanese culture, a new actress in off-Broadway found the contradiction not only in the character she played, but in her real life.


Bizet’s Lusty Gypsy Returns to the Met

Bizet’s Lusty Gypsy Returns to the Met
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Richard Eyre’s updated, relocated production of “Carmen” returns to the Metropolitan Opera, replacing a traditional production by the great director Franco Zeffirelli. The trend toward modern productions is a widespread phenomenon.


Columbus Day Parade Conquers Fifth Avenue

 Columbus Day Parade Conquers Fifth Avenue
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The Columbus Day Parade in New York on Monday created confusion as the NYPD blocked off much of Fifth Avenue.


“The Sopranos” Creator’s First Feature Debuts at New York Film Festival

“The Sopranos” Creator’s First Feature Debuts at New York Film Festival
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The centerpiece movie of the New York Film Festival, David Chase’s “Not Fade Away,” premiered on October 6 at Lincoln Center.


Where In The World Is Little Brazil?

Where In The World Is Little Brazil?
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Little Brazil has undergone many changes in past few decades. Today the once buzzing section of West 46th Street between Fifth and Seventh Avenues takes up no more than a quarter of that space.


Austrian Cultural Forum Bares All for “Beauty Contest”

Austrian Cultural Forum Bares All for "Beauty Contest"
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The Austrian Cultural Forum launch their “Beauty Contest” exhibition, which will run until January. The exhibition attempts to subvert traditional concepts of beauty and features performances, sculpture, video, painting and photography from Austrian and international artists.