Tag Archives: Religion

The Ornate Bird Palaces of Ottoman-Era Turkey

An important element of Ottoman architecture in Turkey was the addition of birdhouses affixed to the outer walls of significant city structures, a safe space for regular avian guests to nest outside of mosques, inns, bridges, libraries, schools, and fountains. The birdhouses were … Continue reading

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“Pittari” – Patrick Smith – Vimeo

Satan’s boulder busting destruction is halted by a stubborn foe, testing his shape shifting abilities. Scored to an old phonographic gospel recording, this highly metaphorical animated short illustrates the relentless resistance, and ultimate victory, over a gritty penetration of abuse.

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Introductions — wherethelionwalks

‘Minha gente vem ver o leão onde anda / My people come to see where the lion walks…’ via Introductions — wherethelionwalks

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It’s probably best to start with the question, “What is Klezmer”?

Historically, Klezmer is the musical tradition that arose from the wedding music of the Ashkenazi Jews in Eastern Europe. To listen to, think folk music with the mysterious sounds of Eastern European modal melodies that make you want to get up … Continue reading

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Zodiac Heads – Ai WeiWei NY

Montage: Ai Weiwei / Zodiac Heads Sculptures Exhibit from Surpass Media LLC on Vimeo.

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Desmond Tutu, South African Activist

Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town,…

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