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July 10, 2018

YES, THE MUSIC OF THE AMERICAN ANTHEM WAS ACTUALLY A BRITISH DRINKING SONG

The lyrics to the anthem of the United States came from a poem called “Defence of Fort M’Henry”, written by a 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet […]
July 9, 2018

FLOR DE TOLOACHE, THE FEMALE MARIACHI FROM NEW YORK

Mariachi, as a musical expression, goes back a long time in Mexico. At least to the 18th century. Mariachi, however, really started becoming more popular in […]
July 27, 2013

WANT A COOL RETIREMENT HOME? BUILD IT YOURSELF.

Although there are examples in the 1920s in New York, and similar concepts that date as far back as the 17th century, in Hakka walled villages […]
March 26, 2013

HOMELESS HOTEL IN GOTHENBURG

Despite having a highly developed economy, the world’s eighth highest per capita income, ranking 7th in the United Nation’s Human Develoment Index and being the second […]
December 30, 2012

SKATEBOARDING AMID THE RUINS OF WAR

Skateistan is an unconventional school in an unconventional place. What began in 2007 as informal skateboarding lessons by Australian Oliver Percovich in an empty fountain in […]
September 29, 2012

Reggae y el Dragón

Keith Graham, mejor conocido como Levi Roots –su nombre Rastafari– es un cantante de reggae de un pequeño pueblo de Clarendon, Jamaica, que se mudó con […]
July 1, 2012

AFRICAN HEAVY METAL

Botswana is a landlocked country, surrounded by South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Slightly smaller than Texas, and with just over 2 million people, it is one […]
May 6, 2012

Algie and the Cathedral of Electrons

The enormous pig had been designed by Australian artist Jeffrey Shaw and built by a German company called Ballon Fabrik. On a cold December morning in […]
May 5, 2012

Anderson Cooper

CNN journalist Anderson Cooper has always felt the need to be where the action is and where History unfolds. His personal style is both provocative and […]

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