By Venetia Porter, curator of Islamic and contemporary Middle East for the British Museum and the lead curator behind the Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World… 312 mots de plus
Étiquettes » Cultures
Every so often I write about my observations as a Britisher in the USA, here’s a short one.
In Europe drinks are rarely served with ice, the drinks themselves are usually ice cold and you drink them at a speed that means that they are gone before they are warm. 379 mots de plus
‘The Happiness Passport’ by Megan Hayes is an international exploration of what happiness means to various cultures around the world. Like most people, I have been guilty of being fascinated with foreign cultures and their seemingly relaxed and pleasurable ways of life. 250 mots de plus
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Merriam’s-Webster’s dictionary says the word means: 1. containing or being poisonous material especially when capable of causing death or serious debilitation 2: exhibiting symptoms of infection… 3: extremely harsh, malicious, or harmful 4: relating to or being an asset that has lost so much value that it cannot be sold on the market…
With Black Friday quickly approaching, I was mulling about how convenient it is to know exactly when a certain store has massive discounts. Sure, going to a mall on Black Friday is essentially like voluntarily jumping head-first into the fourth circle of hell, but my shopaholic heart is trying real hard to convince me to dive in. 226 mots de plus