Cultures

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

The Latest: Man says students wound up singing with him

Jan 20, 2019

Marcus Frejo, a member of the Pawnee and Seminole tribes, said he was among a small group of people remaining after the rally when the students began chanting slogans such as "Make America great" and then began doing the haka, a traditional Maori dance

UNESCO names Rio its 2020 'World Capital of Architecture'

Jan 18, 2019

The U.N. culture and education agency has recognized Rio de Janeiro as the "World Capital of Architecture" for 2020

Celebs, athletes give 'Dragon Ball' pop culture super status

Jan 15, 2019

From anime to the end zone, 'Dragon Ball' puts its stamp on pop culture thanks to its famous fans

Christians celebrate Epiphany across Europe

Jan 6, 2019

Thousands of Orthodox Christian worshippers have plunged into icy rivers and lakes across Bulgaria to recover crucifixes cast by priests in ceremonies commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ

Romanian engineer who saved churches from destruction dies

Jan 6, 2019

Eugeniu Iordachescu, a Romanian civil engineer who saved 12 churches and many other historic buildings once slated for demolition by the country's leader dies at 89.

US, Israel exit UN cultural agency, claiming bias

Jan 1, 2019

The United States and Israel have quit the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency, arguing the organization fosters anti-Israel bias

Swiss researchers studying Nevada festival, spin-off events

Dec 30, 2018

Government researchers in Switzerland are studying northern Nevada's Burning Man festival and its offshoot events to learn more about attendees and how the event's core principles are demonstrated

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