Monday, 16 May , 2022

Culture

Book Review Mozart’s intriguing if incomplete visage

Bravura surfing of the wave of history omits profound truths, writes JOHN GREEN Mozart in Motion: His Work and His World in Pieces By Patrick Mackie Granta...

How Russia Made 100 Million People Literate

What changes were made to improve the astonishingly low literacy rates in the USSR? By Ethan Friend Dec 13, 2019 It was vitally important that the Communists...

The reality of looted colonial art and restitution

"A high-priority cultural policy": The German Lost Art Foundation is hosting a conference on looted art and the restitution of colonial objects. Dec 05, 2021 "As...

Henry Kissinger’s Last Crusade: Stopping Dangerous AI

By Belinda Luscombe Nov 5, 2021 At the age of 98, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has a whole new area of interest: artificial...

Africa’s lost heritage and Europe’s restitution policies

France is returning artworks acquired in colonial times to Benin. Germany is also open to restitutions. How are other European countries addressing the issue? Nov.9,...

After more than two centuries, Beethoven’s 10th Symphony has been completed...

By Julie Gaubert Oct 14, 2021 In 2020, Ludwig van Beethoven would have turned 250. To celebrate the composer’s genius, this year’s edition of the BeethovenFest in Bonn,...

Letter of Greek Associations to Mrs. Angela Merkel and the German...

LETTER OF GREEK ASSOCIATIONS OF THE DIASPORA TO THE GERMAN AUTHORITIES ON THE GERMAN WAR DEBT TO GREECE Eighty years have passed since Hitler’s Germany...

Left, Wars and War Capitalist Economy

A guide for the U.S. antiwar movement Originally published: Covert Action Magazine by Matt McKenna and Jeremy Kuzmarov August 19, 2021 photo:antiwarcommittee.org Since the Vietnam War, the...

‘They want to make the Acropolis into Disneyland.’ Site renovations face...

Greece says it wants to make the Acropolis more accessible. Critics say it’s turning the ancient site into Disneyland. By Lydia Emmanouilidou Jun 17, 2021 Architect Tasos...

Wind of change: did the CIA write the cold war’s biggest...

Scorpions’ power ballad was the sound of the iron curtain’s fall – but a new podcast explores rumours that it was propaganda By Stevie Chick Fri 15...