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Friday Digest: Google Music, Facebook, Rwanda…

This is our new Friday Digest! Every Friday, this weekly news round-up gives us the occasion to share with you news from various topics: politics to arts, entertainment, media, science, sports, fun and less fun news… This digest is a list of news published this week on the Internet (Friday to Friday), selected by the Sama Team, and it is by no means exhaustive. If you want to suggest a news to be added in the next Friday Digest, contact us. ...


Save the Haring mural in Melbourne!

Back in April 2010, we mentioned the Keith Haring mural in Melbourne in our Friday Digest. The article we selected was titled: Melbourne’s Keith Haring mural in urgent need of restoration. In 1984 Keith Haring was invited to Melbourne by John Buckley from the Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts. He created the mural in a less than a day with the help of students from Collingwood Technical College. But since April 2010, nothing much has ...


Play in Paris draws wrath of far-right Catholic groups

Another C’est la Vie in France related to religion. After Charlie Hebdo burned out by petrol bomb attack two weeks ago, now (although it happened last month) this is about Catholic fundamentalists gathering outside a Parisian theatre, to protest against a play featuring the face of Christ allegedly covered with fake excrement. France24 writes: For the past week, throngs of Catholic fundamentalists have been brandishing crosses, chanting in Latin, ...


Fighting Back, One Brothel Raid at a Time

This is the new article by Nicholas D. Kristof. This is the story of forced prostitution, a Cambodian brothel and rescuing a very young girl. On Nick Kristof’s side, the great Somaly Mam, one of the several ‘Inspiring people’ from Inspiration to Action. Let’s start with some extracts of Kristof’s article: Somaly dedicates her life to battling forced prostitution, for she herself was sold as a child to a Cambodian brothel. ...


Art in Japan: Incredible Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami. We still wonder why it took us so long to post about him. Even if we usually choose unexpected artists, the ones you don’t read much about, we had to make an exception for Murakami. From “My Lonesome Cowboy” (1998), an anime-inspired sculpture of a masturbating boy, sold for $15.2 million at Sotheby’s, to the exhibit of his works at the Palace of Versailles in France in 2010, Takashi Murakami is always creative, ...


Friday Digest: Europe, Joe Frazier, Bahrain…

This is our new Friday Digest! Every Friday, this weekly news round-up gives us the occasion to share with you news from various topics: politics to arts, entertainment, media, science, sports, fun and less fun news… This digest is a list of news published this week on the Internet (Friday to Friday), selected by the Sama Team, and it is by no means exhaustive. If you want to suggest a news to be added in the next Friday Digest, contact us. ...


Kidrobot for Swatch: 8 exclusive watches

Swatch has teamed up with Kidrobot to create Kidrobot for Swatch. Set features the artist’s signature printed on the band and Dunny foot, and each of the 300 Kidrobot limited edition comes in a clear box for preservation and display. Among the selected artists are 3 of them we appreciate a lot: Frank Kozik, Gary Baseman and Joe Ledbetter (but sadly, no Pete Fowler!), and Max Dana appreciates a lot French graffiti artist Tilt; no doubt she will ...


France bars UK gallery from leaving with ‘stolen’ art

This news was barely mentioned in France but we read it on the website of the BBC: France has laid claim to a 17th Century painting currently being displayed by a London gallery at an art fair in Paris. We were very intrigued by this story and we wanted to read more about it… From the article on BBC website: The Carrying of the Cross by the French master Nicolas Tournier was bought last year for 400,000 euros ($550,000) by the Weiss Gallery of ...


Acumen Fund Celebrates 10 Years

Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty. As part of the 10-Year celebrations this week, they will be broadcasting a segment focused on the history of Acumen Fund. The segment will conclude with an address on the future of Acumen Fund by CEO and Founder, Jacqueline Novogratz. About Acumen Fund: Our mission is to create a world beyond poverty by investing in social ...


Art in Hungary: Photographer Daniel Halasz

For this new ‘Art in‘ rendezvous, we decided to introduce to you a young (born in 1981) but already renowned Hungarian photographer, Daniel Halasz. There is not much information about him on his website but Wikipedia tells us: Halasz grew up in Hungary and later lived in Belgium and the UK. After studying at the University of York and the London School of Economics, he was admitted to the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest. He ...






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