Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

[Jakarta, LTTW] “Never forget the history.” That was what Soekarno, the First President of Indonesia, used to say. Yet recently—in the first month of the 2018—two historical buildings in Jakarta, Indonesia have ...
How Fashion Adapted to Climate Change – In the Little Ice Age

How Fashion Adapted to Climate Change – In the Little Ice Age

One could say the consequences of the planet’s warming climate can be seen on fashion week runways and the shelves of Anthropologie and H&M. Silhouettes shrink as midriffs and backs open. Sheer ...
The Krakatoa Sunsets

The Krakatoa Sunsets

[Jakarta, LTTW] Krakatoa was one of the super volcanoes of the world in the same line with other “giants”, The Yellowstone & the Long Valley caldera in US, The Aira caldera in ...
romero zombie

George Romero’s zombies will make Americans reflect on racial violence long after his death

Erin C. Cassese, West Virginia University“What’s your zombie apocalypse survival plan?” The question invites the liveliest discussions of the semester. I teach a course on social movements in fiction and film at ...
Mudejar

Guitar, Music, Faith, and Brotherhood

Religion today is believed to be a political tool used to dominate and to determine who’s right and who’s wrong. Unlike today, religion in ancient time was practiced as guidance for humanity ...
Andrew Wyeth

Andrew Wyeth and the artist’s fragile reputation

[Jakarta, LTTW] Andrew Wyeth [1917-2009] is considered as a 20th century American Realist painter. He is well known among art critics and is popular through his painting entitled “Christina’s World” which became ...
In razing its modernist buildings, Iran is erasing its past Western influence

In razing its modernist buildings, Iran is erasing its past Western influence

Asma Mehan, Politecnico di Torino Hassan Rouhani’s re-election as Iran’s president has rekindled hope for liberals in the country. During his first term, Iran began edging closer to the West, and his ...
whisky

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 ...
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 ...
Afro American

The Church and Afro-American Music

Recently, the Americans commemorated two major events. First was the 50th Anniversary of the famous Martin Luther King Jr’s speech “I Have a Dream”, and the 40th Anniversary of Hip Hop. These ...
who changed the world

100 Minorities Who Changed The World in the 20th Century

1. Ali, Muhammad A former American boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight championship boxers. In 1967, Ali refused to be conscripted into the ...
Harmonium in the Western World

Harmonium in the Western World

The creation of a musical instrument is usually based on the limits of ability, on the presence of response towards a certain technological challenge upon a particular society’s culture and era, or ...
Electronic Music: Then, Now, and Later

Electronic Music: Then, Now, and Later

by Aryo Adhianto Translation by Ferdi Zebua As a music genre whose age has exceeded a century, electronic music of course have accumulated a warehouse of context regarding human civilization history and ...
Rai

Rai: When Art is (no longer) a Movement

by Agung Waskito This music was born in the middle of the Algerian people’s deterioration due to French colonialism (1841- 1962), which was followed by the rising & falling process in reaching ...
African music

Africa: Rhythm of the Earth

by Serrano Sianturi Translated by Ferdi Zebua African Music is one of the richest in the world and acclaimed for its influence in other music on other parts of the world, until ...