Cultures

Panama slave descendants' 'congos' recognized globally

Mar 7, 2019

Every Ash Wednesday, the descendants of African slaves brought to Panama during Spanish colonialization celebrate with dances and rituals are known as "congos."

Chimps varied 'culture' matters for conservation, study says

Mar 7, 2019

It's different strokes for different chimpanzees, according to a new study that highlights the diversity of chimp behavior - and argues it's worth protecting

Pharrell to launch music festival in Virginia Beach in April

Mar 4, 2019

Pharrell is heading home to Virginia Beach to launch a new music and culture festival

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

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