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Friday Digest: Chen Guangcheng, Facebook IPO

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. ...


Wendy Brandes swear rings and the ‘misinterpretation’

On April 29, our favorite jewelry designer, Wendy Brandes, wrote on her blog: ‘I’m SMH at Topshop’s Version of My Swear Rings’. In her post, she explained: ‘The sterling-silver swear-ring set from my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes line has been one of my most popular designs since I introduced it at a designer friend’s runway show in 2008.’ She just realized a huge corporate chain store was selling swear rings looking just like ...


36 Hours in Lyon, France with Seth Sherwood

Last year, we mentioned the French city of Marseille in Marseille, a beautiful city far from any cliché. The article by Amy Wilentz was published on the New York Times. Another article recently published by the newspaper caught our attention as it was this time about another beautiful French city: Lyon. Journalist Seth Sherwood describes how he feels about Lyon and only the first sentences of his article give a great insight on his experience in the ...


Urgence Darfour, the petition and the videos

Earlier this month, we published: Urgence Darfour: take action to Stop al-Bashir! The French organization organized a launch party for its new campaign and put online the petition ‘Stop Béchir’. The launch party went well but the online petition still needs some support. The petition is addressed to UN General Secretary, Mr Ban Ki-Moon and to the heads of Security Council member states. The petition says: ‘It is estimated by UN that ...


Art in Mali: Art as Real as Life Itself

Today, our ‘Art in…’ post is not about a particular artist. Two weeks ago, a reader (hello Babouyou!) sent us a link to an article on the New York Times about  art in Mali. We read it and it was so well written and interesting, with a great insight on the Dogon art and culture, we decided it should be part of this weekly post about Art. Here are some extracts from Holland Cotter article ‘In Mali, Art as Real as Life Itself’: ...


Friday Digest: Obama, Africa, South Sudan

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. ...


Sgraffiti, graffiti and now moss graffiti

We have to say we are no graffiti experts and we didn’t know what was a sgraffiti before we read Max Dana’s post about it. So when Max posted about moss graffiti, we were curious to know more about this new form of graffiti art. And we were so excited about it we thought we should published this article on the Sama Gazette. It would have made a great ‘Art in…’ post, don’t you think?   Five years ago, I posted about ...


French driver parks car on metro stairs

Sometimes you think some things can’t happen. It’s impossible to confuse Paris Metro for a parking garage, and yet it happened. And The Huffington Post got the whole story: The 26-year-old man, named Johan, was looking for an underground car park when he saw a sign near the Chaussee d’Antin la Fayette station in central Paris, International Business Times reports. Sky News writes the driver managed to brake before entirely descending the ...


Day of Action for Sudan, Justice in Sudan Rally

 Two events are scheduled on April 27 and April 29: NYC Day of Action for Sudan and Justice in Sudan Rally. Whether you live in New York or Washington, if you want to support one of these events, here is all the information you need!   April 27: NYC Day of Action for Sudan Dag Hammarskjold Plaza47th Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues, New York, NY1:30pm until 4:30pmView this event on Facebook Join anti-genocide activists in a rally to raise ...


Art in The Netherlands: Ingrid Siliakus

In 2010 we were amazed by the colorful world of paper sculptures by Jen Stark and last year, Danish artist Peter Callesen impressed us as well. The artist we just discovered comes from The Netherlands, her name is Ingrid Siliakus and she make Paper Architectures. According to her biography: Ingrid Siliakus first discovered paper architecture by seeing work of the originator of this art form Prof. Masahiro Chatani (architect and professor in Japan). He ...






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