Art & Culture

'Slum Film Festival' Showcases Urban Stories

The Nairobi-based Slum Film Festival showcases the work of East African filmmakers living in the slums. This year, the judges selected 33 films to be shown in Kibera and Mathare, two huge Nairobi slums.

Faith, Tragedy Shape Former Ad Executive's Charitable Journey

Zakat, or giving to the poor and needy, is a tradition for Muslims, especially as they celebrate the end of Ramadan, the holy fasting month. Indonesian-American Dian Alyan, who grew up in a family of Muslim scholars before becoming an advertising executive and Silicon Valley mom, tries to embody the spirit of Zakat all year.

El festival del Alcalde del Támesis ha tenido un impulso Olímpico este año

Celebrado el fin de semana de la Ceremonia de Clausura de los Juegos Olímpicos, el festival del Alcalde de Londres será mejor y más grande de lo que se predice.

Cada Septiembre es celebrado el Festival del Alcalde de Londres para conmemorar la importancia del Rio Támesis. Este año el evento libre de costo tendrá un impulso Olímpico ya que coincide con la Ceremonia de Clausura de las Olimpiadas y con la finalización de los Juegos Paralímpicos. Este impulso se manifiesta con el ambiente eufórico, las grandes masas de gente y shows en vivo a las orillas del rio.

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London Olympics Conclude, IOC Grateful

The London Olympics have come to a close with the International Olympic Committee pleased with nearly all aspects of the organization and the running of the 30th Summer Games. And the United States finished first in the medals standings.

The Academy Goes Bigger, Faster, Stronger with Hollywood Superheroes

Ever wonder if it’s possible to build a suit like Iron Man’s? What would you have to do to become a real-life Batman? Do you think gamma radiation could really create an Incredible Hulk? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will answer these questions and more in "The Science of Hollywood Superheroes," on Wednesday, August 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The event will feature film clips and conversations with filmmakers, including animation supervisor Spencer Cook ("Spider-Man" and "Spider-Man 3") and screenwriter Zack Stentz ("Thor," "X-Men: First Class"). Scientists will also be on hand to offer their unique perspectives on the intersection between superhero fiction and current scientific research.

For World Humanitarian Day, General Assembly becomes music video location

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets Beyoncé during rehearsals in the General Assembly Hall for the recording, in front of a live audience, of the song ‘I Was Here.’

Two million spectators visit the Olympic Park

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today confirmed that yesterday the 2 millionth ticketed spectator passed through the Olympic Park since the beginning of the Games.

“In Short Supply” to Be Shown at United Nations Association Film Festival

Bread for the World’s recent film, “In Short Supply: Small Farmers and the Struggle to Deliver Healthy Food to Your Plate,” will be shown during the 2012 United Nations Association Film Festival (UNAFF), Oct. 18-28, 2012 in the San Francisco Bay area.

London 2012: Over 5 million spectators so far

As the Olympic Games pass the half way mark, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today confirmed that over 5 million spectators had passed through its venues so far. The Olympic Park alone has seen more than one million visitors since the Games began.

As Team GB celebrated its haul of six gold medals yesterday, LOCOG’s website has also become the world’s most visited sports website with 25 million visits alone yesterday – 25% of which came from the UK. London 2012’s combined social media following also climbed over 4 million people across Facebook, Twitter and Google +. Across the Games, 428 medals have been won by athletes from 58 countries and 85 Olympic records, including 32 world records have been set.

US Museum Showcases National Medical Collection

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US Museum Showcases National Medical collection.