Art & Culture

We Are Called To Transform Suffering Into Love

At 7.30 p.m. yesterday the Pope went to the La Scala opera house in Milan, where a concert was held in his honour. The Pope is currently visiting Milan to participate in the seventh World Meeting of Families. Daniel Barenboim conducted the orchestra and choir of La Scala in Beethoven’s ninth symphony.

Internet more popular than TV in Russia

More people in Russia spent time on web portals than in watching traditional TV channels, a survey has shown.

Famous pop-music voice stilled by cancer

Family members of Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb have announced his death.

UNESCO: Warns Heritage Sites in Mali, Arab World at Risk

The United Nations cultural organization, UNESCO, warns that world heritage sites in the West African country of Mali and in the Arab world are at risk of damage and theft as political upheaval sweeps through those states.

Montana Man's Not too Old to Clown Around

Floyd “Creeky” Creekmore, 95, is recognized as the world’s oldest performing clown by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Earliest form of wall art discovered in southern France

Anthropologists believe that a 1.5 metric ton block of engraved limestone unearthed in southern France constitutes the earliest evidence of wall art.

UK Muslims under Islamophobic attacks following Asian child sex ring gang conviction

Anti-Islamist groups in Britain are exploiting the conviction of nine Asian men accused of grooming vulnerable white girls as young as 13 for sex, to create a 'climate of hate' against Muslims, community leaders have warned.

Buddhist teachings offer insights into achieving a sustainable future – Ban

Lumbini, a World Heritage site, is the birthplace of Buddha

UN celebrates legacy of jazz as a force of social transformation

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova (left) and Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock kick-off the first annual International Jazz Day in Paris, France.

Exhibit Explores Artistic Side of Video Games

80 games help trace 40-year history

“Awesome!” exclaims Jacob Smith, 6, as he enters the newest exhibit at the National Museum of American Art. It’s not the kind of response most art exhibitions elicit from children his age.