Art and Culture

There are many fascinating artists out there who are using their imagination and creativity to say something meaningful with their art. This section celebrates the ideas and creativity in art and culture all around the world. Pick a blog that matches your interest.

Read Amanda Gorman’s powerful inauguration poem that calls for unity

The young poet Amanda Gorman took the stage at the inauguration of Joe Biden earlier this month. She delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb”, and as befits a good storyteller she found a way to communicate a powerful message of unity and togetherness that reached not only the U.S., but far across the globe. Read the transcript of the full poem below.

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Do not stand at my grave and weep

My mom sent me this poem called "do not stand at my grave and weep" the other day and the words of the poem really touched me. It's that kind of poem that you want to put on your wall as the reminder of hope when you need it the most. Read for yourself and…

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I’ve never seen a lazy man, have you?

In the book Nonviolent communication by Marshall Rosenberg I came across this poem written by Ruth Bebermeyer Lazy Man. The way she explains how we label other people stuck with me ever since. Read on, and let me know in the comment section below what you think of this poem.

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Gladly we haven’t lost the capacity to come together for the common good

With tight restrictions in place, cities all over the world are offered scenes that might follow a blizzard, overlaid on a sunny spring day. The photographs published by the New York Times recently are stunning! Read on to get a glimpse of The Great Empty, and some other photographs of empty streets and places.

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Building a life after losing all your memories

What if you get into an accident and you lose all of your memories? It happened to Alex Lewis after a motorbike accident when he was 18 years old. It's basically the start of a long journey to find his life-story. The truth and the lies, and the help of his twin brother. Let me…

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5 Things I Learned From David Bowie

It’s now been over 4 years since the tragic death of David Bowie. Besides the fact that he must have lived life to the fullest - doing things god has forbidden, Bowie inspired millions of people in many different ways including myself. This article looks at the things that I have learned from Bowie and how he influenced…

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10 extraordinary art installations you need to see

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This powerful photo series shows what young girls from conflict areas want to be when they grow up

Vincent Tremeau is a photographer based in Dakar, Senegal. His work focuses on raising awareness around humanistic issues across the globe. His ongoing series of portraits - One Day, I Will, asks displaced girls living in refugee camps a single question: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" The result shows us why we should make women's empowerment a priority and promote young girls education.

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Weird beauty products you’ve never seen before

You can find the most extra-ordinary things on Amazon. The platform even added the category “weird beauty products” to it’s website. But “weird” really is an understatement… I mean, bacon balm and placenta conditioner?! In this article I show you the work of Evija Laivina, a Scottish-based photographer that studied the beauty products of our time, and started to create an amazing book out of it.

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Striking photos from readers all around the world

Reading has got something magical. It brings you in another state, another time and another place. It's almost travelling but then with your thoughts. The book by Steve McCurry

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