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Culture

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

 
 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid by The Ovi Team
October 24th; on this day in 1969, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as a team of bank robbers in the Old West, opens in theatres around the United States. The film was a commercial and critical success, receiving
 
 If You Leave Me NowIf You Leave Me Now by The Ovi Team
Chicago - one of history's most prolific rock bands - has its first #1 hit on October 23, 1976, with "If You Leave Me Now."
 
 Sartre and the Nobel PrizeSartre and the Nobel Prize by The Ovi Team
October 22nd 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, which he declines. In his novels, essays, and plays, Sartre advanced the philosophy of existentialism, arguing that each individual must create meaning for his or her own life,
 
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 Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie by The Ovi Team
October 21st 1917; an iconic figure in the history of jazz music who was instantly recognizable even to millions of non-jazz fans by his puffed-out cheeks and his trademark trumpet, with its horn bent upwards at a 45-degree angle, John Birks Gillespi-bet
 
 Book Review: Islam & Muslims in the 21st Century by Abdus Sattar Ghazali (2017)Book Review: Islam & Muslims in the 21st Century by Abdus Sattar Ghazali (2017) by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
In 1978 Professor Edward Said's book - Orientalism - was published. It was a groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East by the (late) Columbia University professor. Nearly four decades after its fir
 
 Arthur RimbaudArthur Rimbaud by The Ovi Team
October 20th 1853. On this day, Arthur Rimbaud is born in Charleville, France. His father, an army officer, deserted the family when Rimbaud was six. Rimbaud was a brilliant student, and his first poem was published in a French review when he was 16. The
 
 Phillis Wheatley freePhillis Wheatley free by The Ovi Team
October 18th 1775; African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery. Phillis Wheatley (1753-December 5, 1784), enslaved at the age of eight, is widely known as the first African-American woman in United States' history to have her poetry publi
 
 Oscar WildeOscar Wilde by The Ovi Team
October 16th 1854. Oscar Wilde is born on this day in Dublin, Ireland. He grew up in Ireland and went to England to attend Oxford, where he graduated with honours in 1878. A popular society figure known for his wit and flamboyant style, he published his o
 
 Mood IndigoMood Indigo by The Ovi Team
October 15th 1930; the legendary composer and bandleader Duke Ellington was so famous for his poise and charm that it should be no surprise that he had a pithy story at the ready whenever he was asked about one of his most famous and enduring works, "Moo
 
 Pulp FictionPulp Fiction by The Ovi Team
October 14th 1994; the writer-director Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, a crime drama featuring multiple storylines and a large ensemble cast including John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and Harvey Keitel, opens in theatres. Mad
 
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