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Culture

Global culture, including music, art, film, music, the producers and the consumers, this is our entertainment section.

 
 Catcher in the RyeCatcher in the Rye by The Ovi Team
July 16th; J.D. Salinger's only novel, The Catcher in the Rye, is published by Little, Brown on this day in 1951. The book, about a confused teenager disillusioned by the adult world, is an instant hit and will be taught in high schools for half a centur
 
 RembrandtRembrandt by The Ovi Team
The great Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is born in Leiden on July 15, 1606, the son of a miller. His humble origins may help account for the uncommon depth of compassion given to the human subjects of his art. His more than 600 paintings, many of them p
 
 Woody Guthrie: This land is my land and I won't let them take it awayWoody Guthrie: This land is my land and I won't let them take it away by Rene Wadlow
Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912-1967) whose birth anniversary we note on 14 July, was the voice of the marginalized, especially those hit by the drought in the west of the U.S.A. during the late 1920s-early 1930s
 
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 La MarseillaiseLa Marseillaise by The Ovi Team
14th July 1795; "La Marseillaise" - "The song of Marseille" becomes the national anthem of France. It was written and composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in 1792 and adopted in 1795 as the nation's first anthem.
 
 Live Aid ConcertLive Aid Concert by The Ovi Team
13th July 1985; The Live Aid Concert was a series of rock concerts held to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia around the world in cites including London, Philadelphia, Sydney and Moscow. The concerts attracted close to 200,000 people and using sate
 
 Pablo NerudaPablo Neruda by The Ovi Team
Pablo Neruda born July 12, 1904 (d. September 23, 1973) was the pen name and, later, legal name of the Chilean writer and politician Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. With his works translated...
 
 E.B. WhiteE.B. White by The Ovi Team
July 11th, on this day in 1899, E.B. White, the author of the popular children's novels "Charlotte's Web," "Stuart Little" and "The Trumpet of the Swan," is born in Mount Vernon...
 
 Russian GrandmothersRussian Grandmothers by Valerie Sartor
They're pushy. They're odd looking. They grumble, sigh, moan and bless. Today's post-Soviet Siberian grandmothers are just as tough, and just as sweet, as those I encountered in Moscow during the USSR Era.
 
 Want to beWant to be by Valerie Sartor
"Russians want to be pretty," said Nastya, a young, elegant woman who wanted private English tutoring from me. She was indeed pretty: as a very petite silver blonde woman with a small, perfect nose, high catlike cheekbones and deeply set almond eyes the
 
 The North StarsThe North Stars by Dr. Derrick Lim
From the peninsula state of Johor, Malaysia, the Big Dipper is only visible about 9 months of the year. This is because at a latitude of 1 to 3 degrees north...
 
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