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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 ...


Friday Digest: Iran, South Sudan, Afghanistan

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. ...


Shanghai’s first underground luxury hotel

If you thought constructing the world’s tallest tower was every architects dream, you were wrong. In China, they’re building a groundscraper, almost completely below the surface. From the article on Architizer: The latest in this trend, the Intercontinental Shimao Shanghai Wonderland, has just broken ground in an abandoned quarry at the foot of Tianmashan Mountain, some 45 kilometres southwest of the city center. Shanghai Shimao Property Group, ...


A Sarkozy loss could plunge Europe into chaos…

Last week we published an article about Nicolas Sarkozy who decided to ban cheese from the menu at the Elysee Palace, but today no more cheese, serious talks instead. We’re talking about chaos… In a recent article by Matthew Yglesias published on Slate, the journalist writes: ‘The next crisis, however, may center on France and be much worse. In particular, incumbent President Nicholas Sarkozy has been warning French voters that electing ...


The CMH 4th Annual Spring Benefit on April 22

Children Mending Hearts is an organization we support because it is dedicated to empowering disadvantaged youth through educational and arts programs that build empathy and global citizenry. The kind of initiative we know very well because Max Dana is also working with disadvantaged children. So we frequently mention the organization on the Sama Gazette, the first time was in 2009, then it was in 2010 and more recently in January 2012 for the First ...


Art in Sudan: Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed

Last month we read an interesting article on VoANews website about Sudanese artist Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed. We already mentioned several Sudanese artists like Ahmed Abushariaa, El Tayib Daw El Bait, Hamid Ayoub and the late Rashid Mahdi you can read more about on En Route to Sudan. Elshafei Dafalla Mohamed comes from the Blue Nile region but he moved to the United States in 2001 and he is currently living in the Washington area. VoANews article says: ...


Friday Digest: Google, North Korea, Sony, Mali

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. ...






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