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Podcast featuring discussions and interviews about the cultural happenings in the United Arab Emirates presented by Hind Mezaina (The Culturist) and Wael Hattar.

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Monday
Mar152010

Art Dubai 2010

James Clar, For You Anything, 2010. Medical X-Rays, Acrylic, FL Tubes

The 4th edition of Art Dubai starts this week, between 17th-20th March. Over 70 galleries from 30 countries will be taking part, plus a line up of events including the Global Art Forum, the Abraaj Capital Art Prize and special projects curated by Bidoun Projects will be part of the schedule this year.

One can feel a bit 'arted-out' after this event, because there is a lot to see and do. But I am looking forward to seeing some new local and international art

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Monday
Mar152010

Bastakiya Art Fair 2010

Alfred Tarazi You're young and you'll forget, mixed media on paper, 2009.
Today is the first day of the Bastakiya Art Fair (BAF) -  a fringe art fair focusing on promoting emerging Middle Eastern contemporary art that coincides annually with Art Dubai, opening later this week.

Running between 15th-21st March, the week will include individual participants, galleries and internationally-acclaimed curators. The programme of events includes daily exhibitions, movie screenings, book readings, performance art and a series of brunch talks curated by Rose Issa.

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Sunday
Mar142010

Foggy mornings

We've been having very foggy morning for most of the past week, and this is the first video I've seen that captures the thick fog.

It isn't the slickest of videos, but it does show a very different side of Dubai and the skyscrapers on Sheikh Zayed Road. This could almost be a setting for a science fiction story.

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Saturday
Mar132010

Go around twice if you're happy



This video was shot two years ago by a friend and for some reason, I thought of it today, so decided to share it with you.

I really do wish the streets had more signs like:
Beep your horn if you are in love
Flash your lights if you are broke

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Tuesday
Mar092010

29 Oscar speeches in 2 minutes

Some post Oscar ceremony laughs.   (via Comedy.com)


In case you missed the Oscar ceremony Sunday night/Monday morning, here's a report from BBC and a list of all the winners.

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Monday
Mar082010

Story Night on 12th March

Photo by Hind MezainaEveryone loves a good story and at the upcoming Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, there will be an event called Story Night - a first of its kind in Dubai taking place on 12th March. 

Organised by Siobhan Leyden from Dubai Eye 103.8, Story Night will feature a variety of story tellers sharing a mix of travel tales from Paris to London, of growing up in a small town in Minnesota with the only brunette parents, of acting on a conscious to change perceptions when the world seemed to react against you and many more.

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Monday
Mar082010

MinD - Made in Dubai Art Festival

MinD (Made in Dubai) is an art festival organised by DUCTAC that will focus on the emerging talent that live, work and produce art in Dubai. To those that say there is no developing art scene in Dubai, hope this exhibition will change your mind.

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Monday
Mar082010

Portrait of a Generation - opening reception at Tashkeel

Earlier this year, Tashkeel had an open call to artists living and working in the United Arab Emirates to respond to their call for work for their latest exhibition, 'Portrait of a Generation'. They received 148 entries, out of which, 55 artists were selected.

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Saturday
Mar062010

The White Mountain by Charles Leung

This video called The White Mountain by Charles Leung was shot in Mauna Kea in Hawaii (Mauna Kea in Hawaiian means white mountain) and captures the milky way -  and reminds you how small and insignificant we are in this universe.

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Friday
Mar052010

The LXD at TED 2010

 
I featured The LXD (Legion of Extraoridnary Dancers) last month and mentioned the 20 minute standing ovation they received after their appearance at TED 2010. We can now see why.

They really are superheroes with superpowers. Maybe they can save the world. The LXD will be performing at the Oscars this Sunday night and I am sure they will rock.

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