Twenty years on: How the arts responded to 9/11
15 September 2021 | 3:43 pm
Director Oliver Stone, actresses Dylan Penn and Lea DeLaria and photographer David Turnley reflect on the September 11 attacks, 20 years on. As one of the few photographers who recorded the Twin Towers fall right in front of him, Pulitzer Prize winner David Turnley takes us through his powerful images and takes us back to the day that changed the world forever.
30 Sep 2019
A champion of indigenous arts: A look back at Jacques Chirac’s cultural legacy
5 Nov 2019
The Borno state government has revived the monthly environmental sanitation exercise since it was last observed twenty-six years ago. The government believes this will help keep the streets clean even as the state gradually recover from the recent insurgent attack.
5 Feb 2020
Twenty people in Tanzania were trampled to death at an open-air evangelical Christian church service in the north of the country, officials said on Sunday.
18 Feb 2020
Textile designer and founder of Hazfa Studio Hafza Yusuf runs a weekly textile and art workshop with a number of elderly women in East London. Originally from Somalia, Hafza wants to bring her country's culture back to the women from the community, and bring them back to the skills they left behind when fleeing Somalia.
8 May 2020
Will the arts ever be the same again after Covid-19? This is the biggest question on the mind of artists and collectors as this young 26 years old Nigerian doctor and artist starts a collaboration with other African artists to battle Covid-19 through a project called COVEND.
9 May 2020
Will the arts ever be the same again? The magic of digital technology has kept us connected to movies, music and TV shows during confinement, while distribution giants like Amazon have kept up supplies of books and CDs. But scrapped are the big summer music and theatre festivals. Can artists, producers and distributors hold out? Will Covid-19 finish off already struggling neighbourhood movie theatres? François Picard's panel reacts to the French president's promise of support for the industry and reflects on how confinement alters creativity.
29 Sep 2020
When was the last time you set foot in a theatre, a museum or on a heritage site? The answer will probably be a pretty long time ago, with coronavirus keeping many of those cherished places shut or on limited capacity opening. The recent European Heritage Days have given us a reminder of how this continent prides itself on this rich heritage, but a report by heritage organisation Europa Nostra indicates that jobs, institutions and even landscapes could be at risk of disappearing if the culture sector does not get more help. We discuss this with our panel of MEPs.
6 Oct 2020
People gather in the streets to enjoy Nuit Blanche, an international all-night arts festival in Taipei with a hundred artists creating 20 art installations and holding 50 performances.
20 Dec 2020
Arts promoters, Culture Ambassadors to hold cultural weekend in Lagos
27 Nov 2020
An ancient courtship ritual in which Wodaabe tribesmen dress up and wear makeup to attract a wife or a lover, the Gerewol festival in Chad is an extraordinary spectacle.
11 Dec 2020
Here is a glance at our #GuardianArts&Culture of the week, a Nigerian singer and songwriter, Fireboy DML.
18 Feb 2021
Top Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has announced a probe into the breach of the US Capitol by former President Donald Trump's supporters in January. Some Republicans have also expressed support for the idea.
6 hours ago
At the start of the pandemic, London-based Palestinian actor, filmmaker and music producer Mo'min Swaitat discovered 10,000 tapes in the West Bank while in lockdown there – music that documented a moment in Palestinian history that hadn't been heard for 30 years. He spent eight months listening to the tapes, making it his mission to digitise and re-release this window into the past. One of the tapes he found was "The Intifada 1987”, an album by Riad Awwad. Mo'min tells Eve Jackson why the discovery is so important to Palestinians.
6 hours ago
The conflict in Gaza is something we're used to seeing on the news, but now, events in the Palestinian territory are popping up on the small screen as fiction. Following the success of hit Israeli shows like "Fauda", Hamas is throwing itself into television production, with a series to tell its side of the story. We take a closer look.
6 hours ago
While WhatsApp has over 2 billion users, Telegram has over 500 million monthly active users. Apart from these 2, Wire, Discord, Viber, and Skype are some other options in the list of WhatsApp alternatives. Telegram focuses on security, is free and importantly, it can be used on all devices at the same time.
8 hours ago
Palm worm, also known as white worm and fos in Cameroon, is one of the most consumed delicacies of Cameroonian cuisine, as it is considered a "vitamin store". It was consumed in the past to meet the nutritional needs in rural areas but it has started to be consumed in cities and on rich tables with its natural cheese flavor.
8 hours ago
The omicron variant of COVID-19, which was first detected in South Africa, has so far resulted in fewer deaths and hospitalizations than previous waves. Though some experts warn not to take the variant lightly, life has almost returned to normal in cities such as Cape Town, where restaurants and bars are open for the first time since the pandemic began.
8 hours ago
A massive volcanic eruption in Tonga that triggered tsunami waves around the Pacific caused significant damage to the island nation's capital and smothered it in dust. Yet some internet users shared false images of the natural catastrophe. Why? We take a look at why fake footage frequently circulates on social media in the aftermath of extreme weather events and other catastrophes.