Contemporary Culture from the Bottom Up

Cultural Kaleidoscope: December 21, 2012

Cinema is like people: when you get older, you no longer believe in Santa Claus. But cinema, which I think is very linked to childhood, is a way to regain: even if you know that the things that you’re seeing are not true…something of this innocence. – Miguel Gomes
  • The New York Times reports on an exciting large art exhibit, Tea with Nefertiti, that just opened in Qatar. It is the first art exhibit to feature Arab art that doesn’t frame it as “exotic” or “other” and it analyzes the way we are trained to look at and interpret art and questions how art can “become a useful tool for appropriating the past and controlling the present, or even the future.”
  • Looking for that special someone but creeped out by the options on craigslist? Check out n+1 magazine’s temporarily revived personals section for the culturally aware singles.

 

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Written by Nicole Casamento

Nicole Casamento is the founder of Culture Grinder.

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