Culture

Culture

Chipotle partners with Uber Eats, dating app Hinge to deliver ‘cuffing season’ menu

Cuffing season just got a little tastier. Chipotle Mexican Grill announced Friday that it is offering a limited time “Cuffing Season Menu” for delivery on Uber Eats in partnership with dating app Hinge. Cuffing season is when single people start looking for short-term relationships to get...

Culture

Greece’s iconic monument, the Acropolis is bathed in new light

As Deko has said in a past interview, “just as in music, pauses play an essential role, so too in lighting, shade and darkness are very important. The balance between the variations is a basic component of good lighting, in theater as well as in architecture.” Athens based journalist, Anthony Grant, watched the lighting take place from the foot of the Acropolis. He told Euronews, “It was a very clear night under a harvest moon and you could literally see how the new lights distinguish the Parthenon from the walls just below and it was actually pretty dramatic.” This is the first of a series of projects to upgrade the Acropolis’ infrastructure that are both funded and implemented by the Onassis Foundation. “The image of the Acropolis, our foremost monument, reflects and transmits the image of the country. The Onassis Foundation has kindly offered to undertake the significant sponsorship of a series of projects, ” said Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni. The new lighting of the Acro..

Culture

Greece’s iconic monument, the Acropolis is bathed in new light

As Deko has said in a past interview, “just as in music, pauses play an essential role, so too in lighting, shade and darkness are very important. The balance between the variations is a basic component of good lighting, in theater as well as in architecture.” Athens based journalist, Anthony Grant, watched the lighting take place from the foot of the Acropolis. He told Euronews, “It was a very clear night under a harvest moon and you could literally see how the new lights distinguish the Parthenon from the walls just below and it was actually pretty dramatic.” This is the first of a series of projects to upgrade the Acropolis’ infrastructure that are both funded and implemented by the Onassis Foundation. “The image of the Acropolis, our foremost monument, reflects and transmits the image of the country. The Onassis Foundation has kindly offered to undertake the significant sponsorship of a series of projects, ” said Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni. The new lighting of the Acro..

Culture

How Poland’s divisive election is fuelling anti-LGBT ‘hate speech’ | Culture Clash

As Poland prepares for the second round of the country’s divisive presidential election on Sunday, incumbent president Andrzej Duda has been accused of using “hate speech” in an anti-LGBT campaign. In an address at an election rally, he told supporters that LGBT activism is an “ideology” more “destructive than communism”. [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] “He’s telling us that we are some kind of demons and is dehumanising us in every corner of his election rally,” activist Bart Staszewski told Culture Clash. Bart accused the Duda of using “hate speech” against LGBT people in order to win conservative votes. A third of Poland has already declared itself “LGBT free”, in a move condemned by the European Commission as a breach of fundamental rights. The “LGBT free zones” announced by local municipalities are not legally enforced but campaigners argue they normalise discrimination. [contfnewc] “I feel that homophobia can be more visible here because the politicians support homopho..

Culture

Leopold II statues row: ‘There’s no pride in genocide’

Statues of Belgium’s former King Leopold II and other colonial monuments should be removed “as soon as possible” as the first step in a long-term plan in facing up to the country’s past, activists say. The Belgian Network for Black Lives Matter (BNFBL), which took part in last weekend’s anti-racism demonstration in Brussels, dismissed suggestions that statues should be kept and better contextualised. [contfnewc] [contfnewc] [contfnewc] “Adding a short explanation to the monuments is not enough. The removal of statues would only be a beginning, how history is thought in Belgium needs to be reformed, decolonised,” the group said in a statement sent to Euronews on Wednesday. An estimated 10,000 protesters joined Sunday’s demonstration in Brussels, part of the wave of outrage sparked by the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of police in the US that has since developed into a global cry for racial justice. Some climbed the statue of Belgium’s longest-reigning monarch ..

Culture

Coachella and Stagecoach festivals cancelled

As the US passes 2m positive tests for Covid-19, the major festivals – already postponed – have now been called off Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals will not take place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, a health official in California has said. The festivals had already been postponed from April to October in a bid to escape the worst of the health crisis. Coachella, one of the worlds biggest music festivals, was due to be headlined by Rage Against the Machine, Frank Ocean and Travis Scott. Stagecoach is a country music festival that is held annually at Indios Empire Polo Club. However Cameron Kaiser, a public health official in Riverside County where the events would have taken place, said he would not feel “comfortable” with them going ahead amid fears the pandemic could worsen later in the year. According to John Hopkins University, the United States has now recorded more than 2m positive tests fo..

Culture

Federal Government is helping creative artists internationally.

[contfnewc] Because of the corona pandemic, many creatives fear for their livelihoods. This is how the Federal Government is helping creative artists internationally. Culture can unite, especially in times of crisis; it can help us to reflect on the world or to forget it for a few minutes. But because of the Corona crisis, concerts are being cancelled worldwide, theatres, museums and galleries remain closed. From Tokyo to Berlin, many artists are worried about their livelihoods. To ensure that the creative industries are maintained and that creative artists can weather the crisis, the Federal Government is supporting them in Germany and around the world. Billions of euros in aid have been approved for creative artists in Germany, as well as further support measures for the solo self-employed and micro-businesses, and easier access to basic social security benefits. You can find more information here. Global safety net for creative artists The Federal Government is also supporting ..

1 2 3 28
Page 2 of 28