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The "Golden Rose" celebrated its golden jubilee in Lucerne.

This year marked the 50th Rose d’Or global television festival, held in Lucerne last week. Yet in the age of mobile phone video cameras and YouTube, the industry is having a serious think about the future of the small screen.

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Actor John C. Reilly listens as a media question is translated.

Cannes would do well to take after Locarno, says American actor John C. Reilly. He liked the Swiss film festival so much that he decided to stay an extra night.

Locarno showed the European premiere of his new film “Cyrus” on the Piazza Grande on Saturday night and is hosting a tribute to him throughout the week.

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http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Locarno_pays_tribute_to_American_actor_Reilly.html?cid=21883898

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A scene from "Reference and Affinity" at Lucerne's Museum of Art

 To celebrate its tenth anniversary, the Museum of Art Lucerne morphs into a museum of contemporary art – temporarily, at least. The theme of its latest exhibition, “Reference and Affinity,” is art from the 21st century.

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http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/news/feature/Temporary_contemporary_in_Lucerne.html?cid=8378940

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Cinema under the stars with seating for 8,000

© Locarno Film Festival 2009: Cinema under the stars with seating for 8,000

Every summer, Switzerland plays host to one of the world’s most respected cinema festivals. Now in its 62nd year, the Locarno International Film Festival attracts some 150,000 visitors to this lakeside town in Ticino. The 2009 festival offers a deeper look at Japanese animation and Chinese cinema, plus plenty of Swiss and international selections. And the Golden Leopard goes to…?
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Museum director Peter Fischer with artist Hans Erni, who is 100.
Museum director Peter Fischer with artist Hans Erni, who is 100.

This year, Swiss artist Hans Erni is 100 years old. To celebrate, the Museum of Art Lucerne is hosting a retrospective – the first major Erni show in nearly 40 years. The exhibition features a mix of favorites and lesser-known works in a variety of media. Both popular and controversial, Erni is one of Switzerland’s best-known artists.

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Zug's Londonstore specializes in British favorites.

Zug's Londonstore specializes in British favorites.

Despite the bounty of tasty local fare, there are some foods that expats living in Switzerland can’t seem to live without. With this in mind, shopkeepers specializing in British and American products are filling a market niche as they fill bellies with crumpets, cookies and cheddar cheese.

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http://www.swisster.ch/en/news/society/specialist-stores-satisfy-the-expat-munchies_117-1733971

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Visitors will find a little bit of everything at "Every Thing Design."
Visitors will find a little bit of everything at “Every Thing Design.”

With so many prime pieces on display, the current exhibition at Zurich’s Museum of Design is comparable to a greatest hits album. “Every Thing Design” is the first show featuring material from all four of the museum’s collections, which include posters, design, applied art and graphics.

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