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January 21, 2010

Elvis Can be Anyone

‘Lip-curling and hip-swivelling are obligatory,’ travel guide Frommer’s advises potential attendees of the annual Parkes Elvis Festival in New South Wales, Australia. This year’s event took place earlier this month, and the 12,000 or so visitors that

December 21, 2009

When Art 'Thrills': Notes from a gallery down under

6th Triennial visitors take in the work of Japanese sculptor Kohei Nawa.Highlighting the work of over 100 artists from 25 countries to ‘reflect the diversity of practices across Asia, the Pacific and Australia,’ the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Cont

November 20, 2009

Made in Japan - but coming soon to Australia

The Japanese Film Festival in Australia starts early next week. It opens in Sydney on November 24 and closes December 1 in Melbourne. And if Time Out Sydney’s anticipatory blurb, calling this year’s 21 selections ‘the best and brightest of Japanese c

November 13, 2009

Pakistan Talent: More than meets the headlines

Right now, ‘Pakistan’ is flooding my news feeds and making headlines across the internet, though in doing so it is sadly reinforcing the tendency these days to associate the country with unrest and violence. Today it is a bombing at a spy agency that

November 10, 2009

Real China in (a lot of) photos

Last week there was a truly fantastic photo shoot of the annual camel fair in Rajasthan, India, featured in the Boston Globe. The high quality of the pictures reminded me of another great exhibition currently being shown over at the China Institute G

November 04, 2009

Design Tokyo Exclusive

I mentioned last week that we could look forward to an exclusive peek into Tokyo Designers Week from Wallpaper* magazine’s Japan correspondent, Gordon Kanki Knight. And despite feeling slightly under-the-weather–likely from all of the running about-

October 29, 2009

Tokyo Design Time

The design spotlight is currently on Japan’s capital city.  Tokyo Designers Week 2009 starts this weekend with a flourish of events and parties scattered around the metropolis. Last year, I was lucky enough to go to one of the exclusive after-pa

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