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Culture

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

 
 Tortilla FlatTortilla Flat by The Ovi Team
May 28th 1935; John Steinbeck's first successful novel, Tortilla Flat, is published on this day.
 
 Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett by The Ovi Team
May 27th; Dashiell Hammett, author of The Maltese Falcon, is born in Maryland on this day in 1894.
 
 Ralph Waldo Emerson: A bridge to the Spirit of the WorldRalph Waldo Emerson: A bridge to the Spirit of the World by Rene Wadlow
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) whose birth anniversary we mark on 25 May, stressed the need for thinking and writing in an American style, separate from that of England which dominated American culture at that time - an early voice for "America First".
 
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 Star WarsStar Wars by The Ovi Team
May 25th; on this day in 1977, Memorial Day weekend opens with an intergalactic bang as the first of George Lucas' blockbuster Star Wars movies hits American theatres.
 
 Book reviews: EinsteinBook reviews: Einstein by Joseph Gatt
Book review of Albert Einstein's "the theory of relativity" and "the world as I see it". First thing that surprises me is, despite Albert Einstein's status as a legend, a genius, a pop icon, and all that 65 years...
 
 Two Glimpses into American History from Down UnderTwo Glimpses into American History from Down Under by Warren Reed
Back in April 1980, this writer was stationed at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo. Returning from a late-night meeting he turned on the TV to catch up on the news. To his surprise, he'd landed part way through a live interview with...
 
 Obituary: Mory Kante (1950-2020) Obituary: Mory Kante (1950-2020) by Joseph Gatt
The best one-hit-wonder that ever was, in my opinion. Kora harp on his belly. A trance-like state. Back-up dancer dancing beautifully to the rhythm.
 
 MaybelleneMaybellene by The Ovi Team
May 21st 1955; John Lennon once famously said that "if you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry.'" That's how foundational Berry's contributions were to the music...
 
 A Eurovision entryA Eurovision entry by Joseph Gatt
Like many Israelis, I was disappointed that Eden Alene could not compete in this year's Eurovision because of COVID-19.
 
 My GenerationMy Generation by The Ovi Team
May 19th 1965; from the Bible to Oedipus Rex to King Lear, literature has long concerned itself with the difficult relations that sometimes arise between members of different generations.
 
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