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SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 03.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

Meet the Purim Cast to Understand What's Happening in Our World Today (Best Screenplay Award Goes to God)

Dr. Michael Laitman | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion
Dr. Michael Laitman

Purim is a great drama. It is also a symbol of what our world can be when we abolish the disunity between us. As then, so now, it has to start from the Jews. "Love your neighbor as yourself" was given to us first.

Chalk Painting Festival Brings Out the Best in Lake Worth

Tom Falco | Posted 02.24.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

We enjoyed all the artwork which would be gone in the next day or so. The streets are open again to traffic at 7 pm on Sunday night and within a day or so, this chalk art will be gone. Truly ephemeral.

Disruptive Women: Erin Day, New York Television Festival and Indie TV

Maura Kelly | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
Maura Kelly

Erin Day is the Festival Director of the New York Television Festival (NYTVF). Founded in 2005, the NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, connecting its community of artists with leading networks, studios and brands.

Gem and Jam: Crown Jewell of Southwest Festival Scene

Jacob Devaney | Posted 02.17.2015 | Arts
Jacob Devaney

During the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show an estimated 50,000 people come from all over the world to sell trade and admire fossils, gems, jewelry and art. The Gem and Jam Music Festival has become one of the regions most promising and diverse music and art events.

Perfect Weekend for the Festivals

Tom Falco | Posted 02.15.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

The weather could not be more perfect for the Coconut Grove Arts Festival and St. Stephen's Art Show running all weekend in the center of Coconut Grove. 50 degrees in the morning, 60 degrees during the day, under bright sunshine, is perfect for strolling the festivals.

2015 Coconut Grove Arts Festival Poster Unveiled

Tom Falco | Posted 03.24.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival has selected internationally recognized French American painter Duaív as the official poster artist for this year's 52nd annual event.

Mexico's Parachico Festival Is Antidote to January Blahs

Meg Pier | Posted 03.22.2015 | Arts
Meg Pier

Arriving on the outskirts of Chiapa de Corzo, we spied a masked duo a block away and began to follow them, certain they would lead us to what we had come to witness.

2015: The Year to Save the Planet

David Saddington | Posted 03.07.2015 | Green
David Saddington

The old year is out and the new year is in! And 2015 looks to be a good year when it comes to green living and tackling climate change.

Egyptian Court Bans Festival Honoring Rabbi After Residents Complain About Mingling Sexes

AP | Posted 12.30.2014 | Religion

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday banned an annual festival in honor of a Moroccan rabbi that was regularly attended by hundreds of Jewish pi...

9 Totally Weird Holiday Traditions Around the World

Findery | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
Findery

There are hundreds of holiday traditions around the globe, many of which you've probably never heard of -- the giant goat made of hay (Sweden), the witch that brings candy (Italy), the burning pile of dirt (Guatemala).

From Plain Chicken to Exotic Chicken at Fest of the Best

Jane Seo | Posted 02.08.2015 | Taste
Jane Seo

A dish made with chicken, potato, and pickles may sound a bit mundane, but Emily--a cozy pizza parlor in Brooklyn--prepared one of the most creative...

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Minimum Size, Maximum, well... Fun

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Zachariah Ezer

Fun Fun Fun Fest may be Austin's third most recognizable festival, (after SXSW and ACL) but what it lacks in prestige, it makes up for in effort, style, and charm.

Uplift Festival Inspires Global Solutions

Jacob Devaney | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Jacob Devaney

Our global paradigm is shifting from one of competition to one of cooperation and the stakes are high as we face many global crises.

The Art of Transformation Is Here!

Suzan McDowell | Posted 01.13.2015 | Miami
Suzan McDowell

How things can come full circle. Today if you call the name Opa-locka you should think art, architecture and design. Opa-locka is poised to be the "next big thing" in South Florida's percolating art community. Actually, it's beyond percolating, it's in a full on boil of excitement and opportunity.

Visual Art Is Vibrant at Life Is Beautiful Festival 2014

JK Russ | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
JK Russ

"Love is Power. Power is Life. Life is Beautiful." The words are scrawled in red, encircling a cut out of a large, purple cactus flower. Pasted to the wall, the flower is surrounded by hundreds of other natural desert elements, with hand-written messages.

Festival of Light turns Dumbo Into a Magical Scene

Samy Nemir Olivares | Posted 01.08.2015 | New York
Samy Nemir Olivares

Dumbo couldn't be better name to this Brooklyn's neighborhood hosting the first edition of The New York Festival of Light this weekend Nov. 7-9.

Lincoln Center: White Light Festival, How Like an Angel

Isa Freeling | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

How Like an Angel is a celebration of the body in its ability to make the physical, spiritual, and musical connection to endless possibilities, no more description than that is necessary.

Music Turns Suwannee Hulaween's Promoter Michael Berg On

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Taraleigh Weathers

Michael Berg is a music fanatic that took his love for live music and festivals and turned it into a full-fledged successful business that turns him o...

MortadellaBo: Celebrating Mortadella in Bologna

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 12.21.2014 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

During our visit to Bologna in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, we looked out our window and discovered we were almost sitting on top of MortadellaBo, a one-of-a-kind, four-day festival celebrating mortadella.

Diwali: Hearing Earth's Cry

Anantanand Rambachan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion
Anantanand Rambachan

On the occasion of Diwali 2014, I want to share a reflection on one of the central narratives associated, in the Hindu tradition, with this festival. This is the narrative that connects Diwali with the celebration and rejoicing over the return of Rama to his home, after a lengthy exile.

5 Reasons Why You Should Get Your Garba On During Navratri

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion

From Sept. 25 to Oct. 3, Hindus across the world will be celebrating Navratri. The holiday honors nine different forms of the mother goddess and is ma...

Toronto: Touring Around the 2014 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.21.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The unique blend of locals and visitors stops the Distillery District from being a tourist trap like New York's South Street Seaport. The place feels organic, authentic, warm and inviting. It's steeped in history.

Plovdiv Night of Museums and Galleries Celebrates 10th Anniversary (VIDEO)

VernissageTV | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
VernissageTV

The Plovdiv Night of Museums and Galleries is an event that brings more than 60'000 visitors to the second largest city in Bulgaria, Plovdiv, to atten...

Burning Man Isn't Perfect -- And How to Come Home

Leah Lamb | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Leah Lamb

What can I say, there is nothing like BEING at Burning Man. But it isn't the only place to go to feel magic, it just happens to be a singular location that a lot of people show up at all at once and say yes to experiencing magic together.