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HARARE, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe's annual premier arts and culture festival, the 2018 Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) begins next week in the capital Harare with a variety of performances lined up for the week-long event. HIFA founder and artistic director Emmanuel Bagorro told a ...
A year and a half ago, media startup Culture Trip had a small online following and 12 employees. Now, the site rakes in close to 15 million monthly unique visitors, and its 200 in-house employees are based across three continents. In addition to the company's full time staff, the site relies on 300 freelance contributors to ...

One problem is the very term “safety culture.” Recent articles in safety science journals expressed concern that the very notion of a “safety culture” is so overused and misused that it has lost validity as a scientific construct. There is virtually no consensus on even a definition for safety culture, let alone a ...
While the company was once a rising tech star valued at $4.5 billion, it was nearly tanked by dysfunctional company culture that included a frat house atmosphere, a fixation on stratospheric growth, and a willingness to play fast and loose with regulations. The hard-charging, reckless culture that may have ...
It also, surprisingly, reinforces cultural biases against women and people of color. This is ironic because “nice culture” is, in many ways, an outgrowth of attempts to make companies more inclusive and welcoming, a backlash against the hard driving, dog-eat-dog, exclusively white male workplaces of ...
One of the puzzles of modern cities is that economic factors such as investment, jobs, and income do not fully explain their prosperity. In the last century, the French anthropologist Pierre Bourdieu came up with an idea that might account for this. He proposed that prosperity is also the result of cultural factors ...

Determining why has led O'Corry-Crowe and his coauthors to publish a recent study in PLOS ONE finding that north Pacific beluga whales depend on strong, multi-generational cultural ties to help guide their migrations to traditional summer locations across the Arctic. The study on beluga culture joins an ...
Salt Lake City is giving $200,000 to 79 organizations in 2018 to promote neighborhood and community arts and cultural events. ... “What we're finding is that these events attract people from all over the region and it's just a great reason to celebrate the different cultures we have in Salt Lake City,” said Paul ...
The AEP5 survey is conducted by Americans for the Arts, funded in Central Oregon by Oregon Arts Commission, and admin support was provided by Arts and Culture Alliance of Central Oregon via a Deschutes Cultural Coalition grant. The second proclamation is the introduction of the Creative Laureate ...
And by pairing computer-aided design with a culture that encourages its designers to question precedent, the firm can focus on the human experience. “We're not typology focused or geographically focused,” Yazdani says. “We're agile enough to do a little exhibition space of 1,500 square feet or work on a ...
Following a series of scathing exposes from employees at Google, Uber and many more companies, "bro culture" took the hot seat last year. The companies at the center of the conversation were, by and large, tech-based organizations where men (literally and figuratively) dominated entire workforce.
Montana lawmakers are developing a new policy that would clarify how to report sexual harassment while also aiming to create a "culture of respect" among those who work ... Jenny Eck, D-Helena, countered that female lawmakers may have a different perception "as to what the culture is in the Legislature.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's spring festival season kicks off Thursday with what has been called the largest free showcase of Louisiana music, food and culture in the world: the French Quarter Festival. The festival, which is held on dozens of stages located throughout the historic New Orleans ...
If you would like to comment on this story or anything else you have seen on BBC Culture, head over to our Facebook page or message us on Twitter. And if you liked this story, sign up for the weekly bbc.com features newsletter, called “If You Only Read 6 Things This Week”. A handpicked selection of ...
Valencia Johnson takes a photo of Michael Berry's painting of Chuck Brown before a viewing of the musical artist at the Howard Theater on May 29, 2012 in Washington. Brown, who died on May 16, was a guitarist and singer who played a primary role in the birth of Go-go, a local type of funk music.
Designers are also asked to engage nearby cultural institutions, such as the Hellenic Museum, College for Creative Studies and the Detroit Public Library, in the plans to create a campus fit for walking, wayfinding and public art, the release said. "The essence of city life throughout the world is defined by ...
More than a dozen countries, cultures and customs will be shared this week as part of Illinois College's Multicultural Festival. ... music by finding and forging connections between different musical and cultural traditions,” said Tim McGee, chaplain and coordinator of interfaith and inclusion initiatives.

For the past decade, the world's richest oil company, Saudi Aramco, has been planning a vast cultural center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Now, the state-owned company's mega-project, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, is finally nearing completion. It was due to launch an Islamic art exhibition ...
A technology shift not backed up by a corresponding cultural shift puts the success of a digital business initiative at risk, according to the research and advisory company, Gartner, Inc. The company indicated that when embarking on a digital business transformation, too often organizations ignore the need ...
In a global world, where physical and virtual limits collapse, we are flooded with information and cultural references, data and objects that come from everywhere. Of course, the more globalised the world is, the faster people and data move around it, and the more objects and cultures people come across.
There are so many cultures here.” Paddlers will be entertained by Cajun music during their down time, and members of the United Houma Nation will be on hand to demonstrate Native American culture, Monier said. “They're exposed to culture, food and music,” Monier said. “They're coming here not just to ...
“We have a whole bunch of cultural centers in town. We don't have a music cultural center,” commission member and musician Graham Reynolds said at the meeting. “We don't have a focal point. There is no center for the music industry and it's created challenges,” commission chair Gavin Garcia said.
We presented a video with some of the things we thought would be relevant and it worked. The stories that got told in the camp were vital – listening to Makhaya Ntini speak was powerful. It resonated with all the different players, different cultures and religions. It was a space for the guys to be honest and ...
... say you were stupid and you made mistakes and so you're in the dilemma now and you pay your dues now,” he said. “Now you face reality. And the reality is if it doesn't fit, you've got to throw it away.” You're reading the Culture Report, Voice of San Diego's weekly collection of the region's cultural news.
Los Angeles-based billionaire Frank H. McCourt Jr. donated $45 million to The Shed, a cultural space opening in New York in 2019, crediting it as an ... The Shed will be “the first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture,” ...
On Jan. 20, 1973, a group of protesters marched from the EMU to Alton Baker Park in opposition to the Vietnam War. When the march began, there were less than a dozen people, but by the time it was over, almost 500 had joined. Marching in silence out of respect for those who had died in the war, the ...
Rim Banna has died, but the generation of artistes she patiently nurtured will continue to sing, to celebrate a culture and a civilization that cannot be tamed by guns or imprisoned by walls. She was the voice of Palestine that can never be muted. Rim Banna passed away at the age of 51. Her death on March ...
Leaders of this movement focused on the failures of American culture and national policy, casting American culture in the role of the enemy. Instead of scripture, ministers such as Jerry Falwell appealed to romanticized visions of the American past in which patriotism, Christian commitment, and family ...
“Blend the old and the new so that we can remember the culture, African-American culture. It's beautiful.” St. Nick's had been the longest-running jazz club in Harlem before it closed. Over its history, the pub had many iterations. It opened as the Pooseepahtuck Club in 1935, and new management seemed ...
On Monday evening the Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA) turned the Alumni Center into a lively cultural bazaar, complete with music, dance and student artwork. The students in the club created poster boards to share their culture with attendees and many student artists were selling pieces ...
Attack culture makes the social media environment hostile for the individual deemed as biased, problematic or uneducated. At the basis of this more brutal ... Some people still are not aware these exist and that they're even missing a larger aspect of their cultural awareness. I agree this is not the time to be ...
Dean, an award-winning cultural critic, scans the 20th Century and highlights the work of 10 women with “the ability to write unforgettably”. Beginning with acid-tongued Dorothy Parker, globe-spanning author Rebecca West and Hannah Arendt, whose ideas on totalitarianism were groundbreaking, Dean ...
EAGAN, Minn. — Kendall Wright just completed his seventh NFL season, and has always admired the Vikings from afar. But when the wide receiver visited Minnesota last week for an up-close visit, he was sold on the organization even more. The Vikings announced Friday that they had signed the former ...
Jordan Nassar's work is rooted in his Palestinian identity, but in subtle and rich ways it also illuminates how identity is built on a constant process of cross-pollination and cultural accumulation. As a Palestinian artist who is married to an Israeli, he has a more nuanced understanding of how distinct ...
Two weeks before Christmas, I had a 9-millimeter pistol concealed in my waistband and a rifle with two 30-round magazines in the passenger seat beside me. I was driving down from the mountains to meet a fellow I didn't know at a Cracker Barrel off I-40 in the North Carolina foothills. He was looking to buy ...
Born and bred in Cambodia, Ms Harry often gets angry about certain aspects of her culture. She finds several customs, social values and ideas that have shaped millions of lives in her homeland, oppressive towards women. In her eyes, many of them are victims of a patriarchal society, where women can be ...
This event coincides with the grand opening celebration of an Asian-themed art show presented by the Auburn Arts Commission. Enjoy Chinese Lion Dancers (at 10:15 a.m.), Placer Ume Taiko drummers (at 11:15 a.m.), cultural displays in the Rose Room, demonstrations of Chinese instruments, a display ...
Three years ago I made the move from Washington, DC to New York City with the intent of being a part of the city's arts and culture scene. ... Nonetheless, this crisis — and it is a communications crisis — is just another example of what happens when internal cultures don't allow for or fully conduct the ...
OMA's first cultural building for California has been revealed, as the firm provided a first look at the forthcoming Audrey Irmas Pavilion in Los Angeles, a cultural center for the neighboring Wilshire Boulevard Temple. OMA New York was commissioned for the project after winning a design contest in 2015, ...
“I will join some of the largest skateboarding communities in the world to explore the defining cultural values and practices of these communities and the extent to which they deviate from the dominant cultures of their societies and thereby truly exist as distinctive communities,” Palmer wrote in a project ...
LCCC President Kevin Fields said the Muhammad Ali Arts, Culture and Innovation Corridor is designed to complement the transformation of the Beecher Terrace Housing Project into a mixed-income community and address community concerns about potential negative consequences like higher rents and ...
Top Stories: Road Closures Begin For Southern Gateway Project; Philanthropy For Culture. By Krystina Martinez • 1 hour ago ... In our Friday Conversation, we talk to Jorge Baldor, the quiet philanthropist behind some major Latino cultural and political efforts in Dallas. You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:23 ...
“We need to embrace cultural hybridity. Purity of tradition is not going to continue, and the new world, which [Ho] is quite optimistic about, is going to be made up of us merging our cultures,” Director of the Hood Art Museum John Stomberg said. “And, this merger of culture is a moment of creativity that ...
Hundreds of people from the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and local community will gather to celebrate the annual International Fair April 17 to get a taste of the cultures, crafts, clothing, folklore and cuisine of many of the base's partner nations. The fair will be hosted by the International Spouses' Group and many of the ...
This idea that emotions are within you and are insulated from culture is itself a (Western) cultural idea. And I don't think it's right. There are certainly elements in the experience of emotions that are recognized across cultures—either types of situations or types of meanings that are similar in different cultural ...
Fifteen years ago, I tried to get people talking about porn as it was surfacing as a key issue in our society .The need to talk about porn continues today. Sexual consent has emerged as society's elephant in the room, an issue that became central to the Belfast rape trial which ended this week. Now, as then ...
A visitor may come to learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen — the first African-American fighter pilots of World War II, always a crowd-pleaser — and stay for the Black German Cultural Society, descendants of World War II African-American soldiers who fathered children while stationed in Germany.
So when Michaela summons Alan, a well-known Jewish professor of cultural psychology at the university who's been studying the way African women perceive the rite, she puts him in directly in her crosshairs. Alan, it turns out, has directed the study of 400 women in four African countries, and is about to ...
They were both trying to pump up that section of American culture that thinks fistfights are cool, making it clear that they don't see themselves as the kind of people who get arrested for assault or battery. Our last president, a black guy called Barack Obama, provoked mass hysteria for putting his feet on the ...
JACKSON, WY— Local conservationist, recreationist and SHIFT founder Christian Beckwith is hoping to bring the founding principles of SHIFT, a conference focused on conservation and recreation, under one roof in a Center for Moutain Culture here in Jackson. The Center for Mountain Culture, a tentative ...


 

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