Arts and Culture

EuroAsia Shorts 2019: Weaving cultures together, one tale at a time

WASHINGTON, DC — (Eagle News) Set in the District of Columbia, it is described as an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian.  This year, with the theme Youth, EuroAsia Shorts brings to the U.S. capital short films about experiences …

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Oh, the people you’ll meet … at BookCon

  By Joanne Soriano EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) — Long lines and crowds wrapped around the different booths within the main hall of the convention center. The scene was typical for a designer sample sale with …

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Mules, tools and old bricks: Rebuilding China’s Great Wall

by Leo RAMIREZ BEIJING, China (AFP) — Nature, time, neglect and millions of footsteps have taken their toll on the Great Wall of China leaving much of it crumbling, but repairing it can be painstaking — and controversial — work. …

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Celebrities promote literature in a digital era during book expo

  By Abigail S. Vital EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) — Living in a world dominated by technology and owning the latest gadgets, it is oftentimes hard to encourage people to read physical paperback books. At the …

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Last section of elevated High Line park opens to public

By Emil Valerio EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK  (Eagle News) — The final section of the High Line, called “The Spur,” officially opened to the public on June 5, 2019. After a decade of community grass root efforts and …

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Skin deep: Japan’s ‘washi’ paper torn by modern life

by Natsuko FUKUE HIDAKA, Japan (AFP) — Once an indispensable part of daily life in Japan, ultra-thin washi paper was used for everything from writing and painting to lampshades, umbrellas, and sliding doors, but demand has plunged as lifestyles have …

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Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street?

By Emil Valerio EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) — Many people are familiar with the question posed in the theme song “Sunny Days” which asks viewers how to get to Sesame Street. The popular television show “Sesame …

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More than just a pretty picture: “Picture Character” documentary gives insight into world of emojis

By Joanne Soriano EBC New York Bureau NEW YORK (Eagle News) — How often do you receive or send emojis when communicating with family and friends? The emoji, a Japanese term for “picture character,” has grown in popularity across generations …

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Monet painting draws $110.7 mn at New York auction

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A Claude Monet painting from his celebrated “Meules” (Haystacks) series drew $110.7 million in New York on Tuesday in an auction record for the French Impressionist master. The sale at Sotheby’s — the first …

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Mandela prison drawing sells for $112,575 in New York

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — A drawing by late South African president Nelson Mandela of the door of his prison cell on Robben Island — where he was held for 18 years — sold on Thursday in New York …

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#EBCphotography: El Ateneo Grand Splendid named the world’s most beautiful bookstore

    BUENOS AIRES (Eagle News) — In 2019, the El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookshop in Buenos Aires was named the “world’s most beautiful bookstore” by the National Geographic. It was a former theatre that was converted into a bookstore …

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Japan’s Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker prize, the ‘Nobel’ of architecture

by Thomas URBAIN NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Japanese architect Arata Isozaki has been awarded the Pritzker Prize, considered architecture’s highest honor, for a lifetime of work that found global resonance while mining local traditions. The 87-year-old’s more than …

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