Hay-on-Wye: “The Village of Books” that Runs With The Modern World

Hay-on-Wye: “The Village of Books” that Runs With The Modern World

People spend their summer holiday in many ways: from visiting festivals or amusement parks with families and friends, to simply staying at home and binge watch on Netflix. But if you wish ...
Symbol From the Wilderness

Symbol From the Wilderness

[Jakarta, LTTW] Man and beast are two completely different species that have intertwined within cultural domain throughout history. Such inter-relation plays a role in modern society by being a symbol to communicate ...
Famous People Hologram for Sale

Famous People Hologram for Sale

Nobody can bring back the dead. With that in mind, they can still be immortalized through memories, ideas, medias and other inheritance that they left on earth. Artists who sing their way ...
Climate Change vs. Economy

Climate Change vs. Economy

Environmental deterioration and extreme weather are real, the facts and figures are too obvious to be dismissed or neglected. One of TV commercials says, ”Nature does not need people; people needs nature.” ...
What if several of the world's biggest food crops failed at the same time?

What if several of the world’s biggest food crops failed at the same time?

For all we know, nature doesn’t need us to stay alive. We need nature to survive. Unfortunately, the Earth today has turned into a problematic place for us to live. Global warming, ...
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Water of Life

by Pattraditya P. Just a few years back, I used to drink alcoholic beverages without knowing much of anything. Going to the bar at the time was pretty much about hanging out ...
unescos cities of music

The UNESCO’s Cities of Music

[UNESCO.org, LTTW] We heard music on every city throughout the world; be it performed in cafes or bars or concert halls, or played at homes, streets, bus station or airports. Every city ...
Altamira Cave Paintings

Altamira Cave Paintings to Be Re-reopen—With Very Limited Access

[GUARDIAN, OLIVE PRESS, LTTW, SPAIN] For 12 years, visitors have only been able to see the replica of Spain’s early civilization cave paintings in a museum a few hundred feet away from ...
On WhatsApp Deal: Who Dares to Be A (Young) Billionaire?

On WhatsApp Deal: Who Dares to Be A (Young) Billionaire?

[THE NEW YORK TIMES, FORBES, LTTW, SAN FRANCISCO] Every one of us perhaps ever dreamed of success at relatively young age, by doing what we love. In today’s climate, having our own ...
Grammy

56 Years of GRAMMY Winners: Who is the ‘King Among Kings?’

by Aryo Adhianto (GRAMMY.ORG, LOS ANGELES) With 4 big wins, including Best Album and Best Record of the Year, Daft Punk championed the 56th Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 26. The ...
It’s a Fact: Museums Are as Big as Sports and Entertainment!

It’s a Fact: Museums Are as Big as Sports and Entertainment!

[BBC, LTTW, LONDON] At 6.7 million, the British Museum is set for record attendance in 2013, up 20% on 2012 and beating 2008's previous record of six million, according to a recent ...
The Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens Church’s Demolition:

The Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens Church’s Demolition:

Too costly to keep up, too worthy to destroy? (GESTÉ, REUTERS, THENYTIMES) The residents of Geste, a village in western France, had recently witnessed the final phase of the “deconstruction” of its ...
One of America’s Music Hometowns Files for Bankruptcy

One of America’s Music Hometowns Files for Bankruptcy

(DETROIT, TIME, LTTW) The city of Detroit, known for its rich musical heritage from infamous Motown record label, to the home of Techno in the ’80s and some of Hip-Hop’s most celebrated ...
The 55th GRAMMY: The Untold Stories

The 55th GRAMMY: The Untold Stories

by Aryo Adhianto [Jakarta, LTTW] The 2013 GRAMMY week may have ended. No more flashy outfit being exhibited on the red carpet, no more sound and visual madness being performed on stage ...
Buying Music: Online Vs. Record Store

Buying Music: Online Vs. Record Store

[Jakarta, LttW] There are two types of music enthusiasts that we should be aware of: ones who buy music, and ones who don’t. For some of those buying ones, especially those who ...
Gringsing

Gringsing amid Changing Times

This article is based on a snapshot research organized by Sacred Bridge Foundation in Tenganan Pegringsingan Village, East Bali. The focus of the research is to assess the ideals and reality of ...
54th Grammy Awards

The 54th GRAMMY’s This is how they role (and “rule” the world?)

[Jakarta, LTTW] Marked by the shocking and heartbreaking news of the death of Pop Diva Whitney Houston at 48, and the glorious return of young British singer, Adele, since having throat surgery ...
Ain’t Notting But Festivities

Ain’t Notting But Festivities

[London, LTTW] After days of cloud and rain, the sun finally shone on London as the Notting Hill Festival kicked off on Sunday morning, August 28, 2011. People of all ages, origins ...
merapi

Merapi Eruption Notes

by Kiking Syarif [Yogyakarta, LTTW] Mount Merapi, whose intensity as of late appears to have begun subsiding, is in reality an active volcano in need of vigilant observation. So long as no ...
62nd Emmy

The 62nd Emmy Music Nominations

The 62nd Emmy Music Nominations Another story, another music, another industry [Jakarta, LTTW] At the beginning of this month of July, America's Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the 62nd ...
creative economy

Music and the Ever Changing World

by Serrano Sianturi We are nearly at the end of the first decade of the 21st century, and humans continue to create changes (for better and worse), and at the same time ...