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Friday Digest: Pakistan, NASA, Morocco, Syria…

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. ...


Sauteed button mushrooms with shallots, herbs

New recipe! And we hope you like mushrooms. This is a vegan recipe by Harini, a.k.a Sunshinemom. Her blog Tongue Ticklers is great for finding vegan recipes and even if you are not (vegan), these recipes can satisfy anyone. Harini always explains what she does and why she does it: In today’s dish I haven’t done much to mask the mushrooms.  Instead I chose to flaunt them.  I believe that when you treat your vegetables with respect, they taste ...


French film Intouchables is a blockbuster!

Nobody would have thought Intouchables (Untouchable), the French film directed by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano would become a blockbuster. The plot of the film, a caustic comedy, is inspired by the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo: after a paragliding accident that left him paralyzed, Philippe (François Cluzet) hires Driss (Omar Sy) to help him. The Guardian published an article about the movie: Intouchables – or the Untouchables – has ...


Hollywood’s Golden Age is back with The Artist

A few days ago, Max Dana posted about French movie ‘The Artist’. This silent movie in black and white is very good, and it is not because it’s a French movie; it is because the story is great and because Jean Dujardin is exceptional. Max showed a keen interest for the film from the outset and we are big fans of the movie as well so we will post about the film again and support it as much as we can!   ”  I love ...


Art in Colombia: Alejandro Fischer Cardenas

Back to South America for this new rendezvous with Alejandro Fischer Cardenas. The figurative Colombian artist was born in Bogota in 1971 and he later studied in the United States and Germany. Searching for information about the artist, we were glad to find he had an official website showing some of his work, as well as a frequently updated blog. Most of the time, we can hardly find information about the ‘underground’, not yet widely known ...


Friday Digest: Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, Aung San Suu Kyi

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. ...


Papier (Haute) Couture by Lia Griffith

Did you know the old issue of your favorite magazine would make a great ball gown? Only if you are as talented as fashion-designer Lia Griffith, of course. The dresses she makes are so amazing, it’s hard to believe they are made of paper… Lia Griffith explains on her website: Paper was my favorite objects of entertainment when I was a child. Paper dolls, cardboard cars. . . I even made myself a pair of sandels by cutting and wrapping paper ...


Marseille, a beautiful city far from any cliché

Last week, we read a great article by Amy Wilentz published on the New York Times: France Nouveau. She has done a terrific job of putting together a nuanced and lively portrait of Marseille; no cliché here (much appreciated) but real life encounters to describe the way of life in Marseille. Here are few lines from the article: In Marseille’s small airport, you buy a 1 euro cup of machine coffee and you get on a plane headed for Paris or home, your ...


CIVICUS Call for ‘Snapshots’ for the State of Civil Society

  The fundamental building block for CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation was the 1991 decision of a group of civil society leaders from across the world to reinforce and support the virtual expansion of citizen participation in every region of the globe. The State of Civil Society 2011 is a new initiative of CIVICUS, more about it below:  The State of Civil Society 2011 is a new initiative of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen ...


Art in Sudan: Photographer Rashid Mahdi

A few days ago, we went to see a collective exhibition in Paris: “Photographies soudanaises” (Sudanese photographs). The gallery Clémentine de la Féronnière brought together, thanks to the Elnour collective founded by Claude Iverné in 2003, photographs by Rashid Mahdi but also by Richard Lokiden Wani, Gadalla Gubara, Madani Gahory, Osman Hamid Khalifa and Ahmed Omar Addow amongst others. Max Dana appreciates a lot the work done by ...






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