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Culture

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

 
 Louvre opensLouvre opens by The Ovi Team
November 8th 1793; after more than two centuries as a royal palace, the Louvre is opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. Today, the Louvre's collection is one of the richest...
 
 Bram StokerBram Stoker by The Ovi Team
November 8th 1847; on this day, Bram Stoker, author of the horror novel "Dracula," is born in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland. Stoker's villainous, blood-sucking creation, the vampire Count Dracula, became a pop-culture icon and has been featured in hundreds
 
 Albert CamusAlbert Camus by The Ovi Team
November 7th; on this day, Albert Camus, future Nobel Prize winner, is born in Algiers to a working-class family.
 
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 Scenes of Clerical LifeScenes of Clerical Life by The Ovi Team
November 6th 1856; "Scenes of Clerical Life", the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
 
 Lady Chatterley's Lover obscenity trial endsLady Chatterley's Lover obscenity trial ends by The Ovi Team
November 2nd; on this day in 1960, a landmark obscenity case over Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence, ends in the acquittal of Penguin Books. The publisher had been sued for obscenity in publishing...
 
 Stephen CraneStephen Crane by The Ovi Team
November 1st 1871; on this day Stephen Crane, author of The Red Badge of Courage, is born. Crane, the youngest of 14 children, was born in 1871 in Newark, New Jersey. His father died when Crane was 9...
 
 HalloweenHalloween by The Ovi Team
Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while "some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds...
 
 The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by The Ovi Team
October 31st 1892; on this day, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle, is published. The book was the first collection of Holmes stories, which Conan Doyle had been publishing in magazines since 1887.
 
 Sense and Sensibility Sense and Sensibility by The Ovi Team
October 30th, on this day in 1811, Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility is published anonymously. A small circle of people, including the Price Regent, learned Austen's identity, but most of the British public knew only that the popular book had been wri
 
 Orson Welles scaring moment Orson Welles scaring moment by The Ovi Team
October 30th 1938; Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds" - realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth. Orson Welles was only 23 years old when...
 
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