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Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in Dubai
The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened to the public on Nov. 11, a project 10 years in the making. The ambitious venture, a partnership between the United Arab Emirates and France, involved 17 French cultural institutions and a $1.2 billion agreement to share the name and art of the world famous Louvre in
'Dumbass' Ai Weiwei Heavy Metal Video Rants Against State Control
The opening moments of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s new video (available on the artist’s website) set the tone for the next five minutes and 13 seconds. Against pounding guitar chords reminiscent of a Metallica classic, Ai is seen handcuffed and wearing a black hood in...
Ai Weiwei 'Never Sorry'
Chinese artist fights to expose the oppression and corruption of the Chinese government.
Artist Ai Weiwei 'Never Sorry' For Exposing China's Oppression
There is perhaps no more glorious moment for a country than when it hosts the Olympic Games . Nations plan their opening ceremonies for years, calling on their top talent to weave a story of national unity and strength. But with glory comes scrutiny, and sometimes something happens to rip a hole in
The Global Note: Mubarak & the Revolution, Redux…Global Boo$t?…Asian Millionaires…Turtle Sex
EGYPT: MUBARAK AT DEATH’S DOOR; EGYPTIANS TRY TO SAVE THE REVOLUTION -A DICTATOR’S LAST DAYS…From Alex MARQUARDT and Nasser ATTA in Cairo: The rumors are still swirling this morning. Security officials say Hosni Mubarak is in a coma but off life support - and that...
Today in Pictures: Carnival, London Fashion Week and Spanish Protests
Protesters dressed as the comic figure Waldo hold signs during a march by thousands of demonstrators against the government’s new labor reform law Feb. 19, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. The reforms have prompted marches in 57 cities, as the government seeks to revive the ailing...
Director Zhang Yimou Presents Hollywood, Made in China
Chinese director Zhang Yimou was long considered a critic of his country's regime. Lately, though, he has focused on sumptuous period pieces -- and Beijing hopes his new film, "Flowers of War," will establish the country as a cultural world power. Zhang Yimou has seen just one German film, viewed
Around the World, Protesters Bare All for a Cause
Across the globe people are shedding their clothes for political causes. Chinese supporters of Ai Weiwei are posting nude pictures on the Internet, while an Egyptian art student has created a storm with her naked photos. It's the perfect way to addle authorities, but the protesters may end up
The Global Note: U.S. Forces to Australia…Syrian Base Attacked?…World Leaders Lock Lips
U.S. MILITARY TO AUSTRALIA In a joint press conference today, President Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced an increased U.S. Air Force and Marine presence in the country beginning in 2012. As Jake TAPPER reports, 200 to 250 Marines will be deployed to...
The Global Note: Greek Drama…Now Italy?…Iran Nuclear Program…Russian Coach Goes Wild
EURO-MESS: NEW GOVERNMENT FOR GREECE; ITALY REELING; WHAT NEXT? -GREEK DRAMA…First, some good news – sort of: Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and conservative opposition leader Antonis Samaras meet today to name a new caretaker prime minister and cabinet, after Papandreou agreed to step ...