Best hotels in Mauritius: How top designers remade luxury in paradise

April 25, 2017

(CNN)Luxury hotels have staked claims to Mauritius’s famed beaches for decades, but over the last couple of years, elite designers have remade venerable island institutions and built new paradise retreats from the ground up. Oberoi Mauritius, Turtle Bay Marine Park, Balaclava While this isn’t a couples-only resort, the Oberoi feels like a honeymooners retreat. There is a kids’ club for the little ones, but everything from the waterfall at the entrance to the villas with …


Bahia Shehab: 1,000 ways to say no in Arabic

April 18, 2017

(CNN)In 2011, when the revolution swept through Egypt, Bahia Shehab stood on the streets of Cairo with a spray-can in her hand determined to deliver one message: No. A thousand times no. No to military rule. No to violence. No to dictatorship. And no to beating women. On walls across Cairo she spray painted a series of quotes objecting Egyptian authorities. …


Never say never again: When celebrities eat their words – BBC News

April 14, 2017

… arts and Sciences offered Chaplin an honorary Oscar. Chaplin was given a 12-minute standing ovation, the longest in the Academy’s history, as he accepted his award for “the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century”. Related Topics Film Television Music More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products1-Click Video – Developers Unlimited Clients AdConnect Agency – ONE-TIME Payment AdConnect PRO – LifetimeTraffic Gram …


CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Just scroll down to our archives. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ (voice-over): Ten-second trivia: In what field are the terms strike, exposition and proscenium commonly used? Theater, medicine, mixed martial arts or construction? These terms are most often used in and around the theater. The proscenium relating to a common type of stage. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: When I was founded in 1997, No Limits theater group, like its name suggests, wasn’t limited to people simply performing in plays. The …


Frances reveals Paul McCartney’s songwriting tips – BBC News

March 18, 2017

“It was a bit awkward,” she recalls. “I was like, ‘Are you ok?’ and he said, ‘Yeah. But you need to do that. You have to do that for the rest of your life.” She took his advice – choosing to attend the pop-focussed Liverpool Institute of Performing arts instead of her original choice, the Birmingham Conservatoire. By the time she reached her third year of studies, she’d already been signed by a record label and moved to London. Her debut …


Why there is more to Middle Eastern art than women and war

March 16, 2017

(CNN)A couple of months ago, I invited a reputed art historian to speak at Art Dubai’s inaugural Modern Symposium, a series of talks that focus on 20th-century art produced by masters from Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. I explained that the symposium, in part, responds to those who doubt the wealth, breadth and quality of modernism in this region. She laughed, knowing all too well the criticism that Middle East art practitioners face. I’m so proud to work with an …


Panmela Castro: Brazil’s graffiti queen, delivering justice through the nozzle of a paint can

March 6, 2017

(CNN)“I was a victim, but that was a very long time ago.” Panmela Castro casts her mind back to the day she was beaten. Like her mother, like her aunts, like many of her friends, the Rio de Janeiro native had become a statistic within an epidemic of violence against women. Castro remembers going to the police, but there was no law to back her up — at the time, domestic abuse was not a crime in Brazil. The incident was a private matter Castro was told, and no charges …