Cultures

Grounded ship leaks 80 tons of oil near Pacific UNESCO site

Mar 1, 2019

Australian officials say an environmental disaster is unfolding in the Solomon Islands after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site

Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

Feb 23, 2019

President Emmanuel Macron pledged to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions

Vatican sex abuse summit seeks new culture of accountability

Feb 22, 2019

Cardinals attending Pope Francis' summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of accountability in the Catholic Church to punish bishops and religious superiors who fail to protect their flocks from predator priests

New York City aims to stop hairstyle discrimination

Feb 18, 2019

New York City doesn't want people to have their hairstyles held against them, and it has unveiled novel anti-discrimination guidelines.

New owners plan to move historic riverboat to Ohio winery

Feb 18, 2019

The new owners of Cincinnati's historic Showboat Majestic say they plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue

K-pop and fancy sneakers: Kim Jong Un's cultural revolution

Feb 14, 2019

North Korean pop culture, long dismissed as a throwback to the dark days of Stalinist kitsch, is getting a makeover under leader Kim Jong Un

Rolling in the deep: HBO film looks at roller skate culture

Feb 13, 2019

The HBO film "United Skates" is a fascinating look at the rich African-American subculture of roller skating, which is in danger of dying out

Before multiculturalism, blackface rampant in US pop culture

Feb 10, 2019

Blackface, other insensitivities had a part of 1980s pop culture before multiculturalism began changing racial sensibilities

Effort to save Egypt's Abu Simbel temples in 1960s recalled

Feb 7, 2019

Egyptologists and other experts gathered in Italy to celebrate the campaign that saved ancient Egyptian temples from being submerged by a dam project 50 years ago

Greece removes ancient sites, museums, from development list

Jan 22, 2019

Greece's government says it has removed hundreds of archaeological museums, ancient sites and castles inadvertently put on a provisional list of properties up for private development under the country's bailout terms

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